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  1. Nicola123

    Zero experience and have a really basic question about soil

    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
    Thanks so much. I’ve planted up now so I’ll post a photo soon. This forum has been so helpful and supportive. Xx
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  2. Markyboy

    Zebra Grass ( Miscanthus)

    We've done all ours. :dbgrtmb: Have good look first to see whether the new shoots are visible and then cut just above them. We always do ours early as there's so much that we have to use a hedge...
    We've done all ours. :dbgrtmb: Have good look first to see whether the new shoots are visible and then cut just above them. We always do ours early as there's so much that we have to use a hedge cutter.Some of the less dense grasses I snap the stems off instead of cutting.
    We've done all ours. :dbgrtmb: Have good look first to see whether the new shoots are visible and then cut just above them. We always do ours early as there's so much that we have to use a hedge cutter.Some of the less dense grasses I snap the stems...
    We've done all ours. :dbgrtmb: Have good look first to see whether the new shoots are visible and then cut just above them. We always do ours early as there's so much that we have to use a hedge...
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  3. KatLeb

    Young wisteria training

    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
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  4. NigelJ

    Young Tayberry ~ leaves turning dull green and purple

    Many thx for your reply
    Many thx for your reply
    Many thx for your reply
    Many thx for your reply
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  5. luciusmaximus

    Young Honeysuckle and Clematis

    maybe doesn't like the spot where you positioned it? Too much water?
    maybe doesn't like the spot where you positioned it? Too much water?
    maybe doesn't like the spot where you positioned it? Too much water?
    maybe doesn't like the spot where you positioned it? Too much water?
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  6. mogcat22

    Yet another unknown bush!

    Thank you so much - yes I think you are right! Found an image of Spirea Britannica and it looks just like that. Hope to now be able to give it some TLC.
    Thank you so much - yes I think you are right! Found an image of Spirea Britannica and it looks just like that. Hope to now be able to give it some TLC.
    Thank you so much - yes I think you are right! Found an image of Spirea Britannica and it looks just like that. Hope to now be able to give it some TLC.
    Thank you so much - yes I think you are right! Found an image of Spirea Britannica and it looks just like that. Hope to now be able to give it some TLC.
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  7. Stuart_F

    Yellow-brown leaves on rhododendron

    OK, so best to acclimatise it gradually, its also not used to outdoor conditions either, so best to take it slowly.
    OK, so best to acclimatise it gradually, its also not used to outdoor conditions either, so best to take it slowly.
    OK, so best to acclimatise it gradually, its also not used to outdoor conditions either, so best to take it slowly.
    OK, so best to acclimatise it gradually, its also not used to outdoor conditions either, so best to take it slowly.
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  8. "M"

    Year round window box suggestions, please.

    Cymbalaria Muralis also known as Antirrhinum Hederaceum or Antirrhinum Hederifolium.Common names Kenilworth Ivy, Creeping Toadflax or Ivy leaved Toadflax.Likes growing over rocks or in walls,...
    Cymbalaria Muralis also known as Antirrhinum Hederaceum or Antirrhinum Hederifolium.Common names Kenilworth Ivy, Creeping Toadflax or Ivy leaved Toadflax.Likes growing over rocks or in walls, can be used in hanging baskets.Grows 2" high and 18/24" wide/long.Flowers May to October.Likes...
    Cymbalaria Muralis also known as Antirrhinum Hederaceum or Antirrhinum Hederifolium.Common names Kenilworth Ivy, Creeping Toadflax or Ivy leaved Toadflax.Likes growing over rocks or in walls, can be used in hanging baskets.Grows 2" high and...
    Cymbalaria Muralis also known as Antirrhinum Hederaceum or Antirrhinum Hederifolium.Common names Kenilworth Ivy, Creeping Toadflax or Ivy leaved Toadflax.Likes growing over rocks or in walls,...
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  9. mazambo

    Woody Lavender

    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
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  10. Christos

    Wood for raised beds

    The notion of raised beds is hardly a new one. I remember my Dad (God rest his soul) was a great believer of banking-up his veg patch, always quoting “drainage”. Most folks don’t have the luxury...
    The notion of raised beds is hardly a new one. I remember my Dad (God rest his soul) was a great believer of banking-up his veg patch, always quoting “drainage”. Most folks don’t have the luxury of large gardens, with separate veg patches, so being aesthetically pleasing is an important...
    The notion of raised beds is hardly a new one. I remember my Dad (God rest his soul) was a great believer of banking-up his veg patch, always quoting “drainage”. Most folks don’t have the luxury of large gardens, with separate veg patches, so...
    The notion of raised beds is hardly a new one. I remember my Dad (God rest his soul) was a great believer of banking-up his veg patch, always quoting “drainage”. Most folks don’t have the luxury...
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  11. Octopus Prime

    wood ash and urine?

    It's good for the soil but if you leave it out in the rain the chemicals start to leach out of it. So you want it in situ as soon as possible. Even small amounts are good. So just throw it on...
    It's good for the soil but if you leave it out in the rain the chemicals start to leach out of it. So you want it in situ as soon as possible. Even small amounts are good. So just throw it on the beds as soon as it has cooled down.I get quite a lot because I have a lot to burn, but it does...
    It's good for the soil but if you leave it out in the rain the chemicals start to leach out of it. So you want it in situ as soon as possible. Even small amounts are good. So just throw it on the beds as soon as it has cooled down.I get...
    It's good for the soil but if you leave it out in the rain the chemicals start to leach out of it. So you want it in situ as soon as possible. Even small amounts are good. So just throw it on...
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  12. Scoffy

    Wood ash

    Hi Harry & :sign0016:,You could put it in the compost bins,& I believe if you put it around your fruit trees/bushes & plants it will help the fruit swell. You could also rotovate it into your land, I've...
    Hi Harry & :sign0016:,You could put it in the compost bins,& I believe if you put it around your fruit trees/bushes & plants it will help the fruit swell. You could also rotovate it into your land, I've put quite a lot on my veggie patch, we have clay soil which is obviously very heavy, an old man...
    Hi Harry & :sign0016:,You could put it in the compost bins,& I believe if you put it around your fruit trees/bushes & plants it will help the fruit swell. You could also rotovate it into your land, I've put quite a lot on my veggie patch, we have clay...
    Hi Harry & :sign0016:,You could put it in the compost bins,& I believe if you put it around your fruit trees/bushes & plants it will help the fruit swell. You could also rotovate it into your land, I've...
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  13. blacktulip

    Without any experience, I am facing a ruined garden

    It's about 120 - 150 sq. metres . Quite a large area
    It's about 120 - 150 sq. metres . Quite a large area
    It's about 120 - 150 sq. metres . Quite a large area
    It's about 120 - 150 sq. metres . Quite a large area
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  14. ThePlantAssassin

    Wisteria just not growing....why not?

    Yes I think I know why Cindy. :)Wisteria are hungry....nay greedy ...plants. They need room to grow....plenty of room....so growing in containers is not ideal. The one growing here has huge...
    Yes I think I know why Cindy. :)Wisteria are hungry....nay greedy ...plants. They need room to grow....plenty of room....so growing in containers is not ideal. The one growing here has huge allotted space in the garden and it grows and grows hence the need for pruning. John innes is good but I...
    Yes I think I know why Cindy. :)Wisteria are hungry....nay greedy ...plants. They need room to grow....plenty of room....so growing in containers is not ideal. The one growing here has huge allotted space in the garden and it grows and grows...
    Yes I think I know why Cindy. :)Wisteria are hungry....nay greedy ...plants. They need room to grow....plenty of room....so growing in containers is not ideal. The one growing here has huge...
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  15. BSummers

    Wisteria Frutescens HELP

    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
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  16. Stigofthe

    Wisteria advice.

    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
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  17. Lucie

    Wisteria

    Wisteria can be hard-pruned, but beware that it may be several years before it resumes flowering "fit to bust". I would make sure to water in Summer, if there is no ran, as that is when flower...
    Wisteria can be hard-pruned, but beware that it may be several years before it resumes flowering "fit to bust". I would make sure to water in Summer, if there is no ran, as that is when flower buds are formed, and that might encourage it to produce some/many! whilst "recovering".Additionally...
    Wisteria can be hard-pruned, but beware that it may be several years before it resumes flowering "fit to bust". I would make sure to water in Summer, if there is no ran, as that is when flower buds are formed, and that might encourage it to...
    Wisteria can be hard-pruned, but beware that it may be several years before it resumes flowering "fit to bust". I would make sure to water in Summer, if there is no ran, as that is when flower...
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  18. Soiled

    Wisteria

    Thanks guys, that's really useful info. Just what I was looking for. Thanks again.
    Thanks guys, that's really useful info. Just what I was looking for. Thanks again.
    Thanks guys, that's really useful info. Just what I was looking for. Thanks again.
    Thanks guys, that's really useful info. Just what I was looking for. Thanks again.
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  19. lowrider69

    winter pansies & violas

    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
    yea the petunias were really nice but its a lot of deadheading all the time lol,any winter flowers that are yearly blooms?
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  20. "M"

    Winter hanging plants.

    :question: Thought something was up with them!! :heehee:
    :question: Thought something was up with them!! :heehee:
    :question: Thought something was up with them!! :heehee:
    :question: Thought something was up with them!! :heehee:
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