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  1. "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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  2. taurusmmuk

    Winter flowers

    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This will enable the plants to concentrate on root growth. They will flower all the better for it albeit...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This will enable the plants to concentrate on root...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This...
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  3. Star Jasmine

    Winter baskets and pots

    good idea
    good idea
    good idea
    good idea
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  4. Caecius

    Windy Balcony in Tower Block – What to Grow?

    Your situation and vision sound amazing. :)The upright plants in the photo seem to be bamboo. I have no experience with them at all. The search function on the site will probably bring up useful...
    Your situation and vision sound amazing. :)The upright plants in the photo seem to be bamboo. I have no experience with them at all. The search function on the site will probably bring up useful topics regarding suitable bamboos for containers. There are so many people with hands-on experience...
    Your situation and vision sound amazing. :)The upright plants in the photo seem to be bamboo. I have no experience with them at all. The search function on the site will probably bring up useful topics regarding suitable bamboos for containers....
    Your situation and vision sound amazing. :)The upright plants in the photo seem to be bamboo. I have no experience with them at all. The search function on the site will probably bring up useful...
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  5. Feets

    Window box style ideas

    @Feets Begonias are tubers and need to be taken out of the compost when the stems are dead in autumn, cut the stems off and then store the tubers in a protective place like in a shed or garage...
    @Feets Begonias are tubers and need to be taken out of the compost when the stems are dead in autumn, cut the stems off and then store the tubers in a protective place like in a shed or garage for winter and then in spring, pot them up until it's warm enough to plant out. They are an easy...
    @Feets Begonias are tubers and need to be taken out of the compost when the stems are dead in autumn, cut the stems off and then store the tubers in a protective place like in a shed or garage for winter and then in spring, pot them up until...
    @Feets Begonias are tubers and need to be taken out of the compost when the stems are dead in autumn, cut the stems off and then store the tubers in a protective place like in a shed or garage...
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  6. "M"

    Wind scorch on pittosporum

    Plan C , AKA compost bin :heehee:
    Plan C , AKA compost bin :heehee:
    Plan C , AKA compost bin :heehee:
    Plan C , AKA compost bin :heehee:
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  7. Lee Hughes

    Wilted Acer

    its the worse on line UK company I am not surprised now you have told us ...
    its the worse on line UK company I am not surprised now you have told us ...
    its the worse on line UK company I am not surprised now you have told us ...
    its the worse on line UK company I am not surprised now you have told us ...
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  8. Fyfy K

    Will this clematis grow here?

    That's excellent news, thanks for the feedback @JWK @"M" and @Ian Taylor. @Spruce oh yes that never occurred to me, thanks :) Now all I need to worry about is having the trellis drilled to the wall...
    That's excellent news, thanks for the feedback @JWK @"M" and @Ian Taylor. @Spruce oh yes that never occurred to me, thanks :) Now all I need to worry about is having the trellis drilled to the wall before the whole thing gets stolen!
    That's excellent news, thanks for the feedback @JWK @"M" and @Ian Taylor. @Spruce oh yes that never occurred to me, thanks :) Now all I need to worry about is having the trellis drilled to the wall before the whole thing gets stolen!
    That's excellent news, thanks for the feedback @JWK @"M" and @Ian Taylor. @Spruce oh yes that never occurred to me, thanks :) Now all I need to worry about is having the trellis drilled to the wall...
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  9. weedaway
    Like x 4

    Will they come back next year

    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with perfect results.:noidea:I trim mine all back by half, repot as all mine are in the borders, and place in my...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with perfect results.:noidea:I trim mine all back by half, repot...
    There are a couple ways with Pelargoniums, as you have rightly mentioned, personally speaking I'm unsuccessful with the dry method...don't know why as my Mum always adopted that method with...
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  10. Sally Parker

    Will they be ok???

    Oh, thanks pete, will give them a very good water every day as we've got a good few dry, sunny days coming up!
    Oh, thanks pete, will give them a very good water every day as we've got a good few dry, sunny days coming up!
    Oh, thanks pete, will give them a very good water every day as we've got a good few dry, sunny days coming up!
    Oh, thanks pete, will give them a very good water every day as we've got a good few dry, sunny days coming up!
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  11. budala15

    Will these shrubs survive?

    Give your shrubs a good drink, keep the soil moist, a little feed will go a long way as well. Cut back all dried and dead foliage, but be careful not to cut too deep. You'll be wanting to keep...
    Give your shrubs a good drink, keep the soil moist, a little feed will go a long way as well. Cut back all dried and dead foliage, but be careful not to cut too deep. You'll be wanting to keep whats green! Hope this helps.
    Give your shrubs a good drink, keep the soil moist, a little feed will go a long way as well. Cut back all dried and dead foliage, but be careful not to cut too deep. You'll be wanting to keep whats green! Hope this helps.
    Give your shrubs a good drink, keep the soil moist, a little feed will go a long way as well. Cut back all dried and dead foliage, but be careful not to cut too deep. You'll be wanting to keep...
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  12. Anth

    Will my seedlings survive the winter?

    Don't worry as one of my shallow trays looked like there wasn't anything in it but then the other day they started to shows the first leaf.The seeds are coated with a substance that can delay...
    Don't worry as one of my shallow trays looked like there wasn't anything in it but then the other day they started to shows the first leaf.The seeds are coated with a substance that can delay germination hence the washing of the seeds and also I found out the seeds don't like to be exposed to...
    Don't worry as one of my shallow trays looked like there wasn't anything in it but then the other day they started to shows the first leaf.The seeds are coated with a substance that can delay germination hence the washing of the seeds and also I...
    Don't worry as one of my shallow trays looked like there wasn't anything in it but then the other day they started to shows the first leaf.The seeds are coated with a substance that can delay...
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  13. Weedstoo

    Wild flowers for driveway?

    Hi. Update on this one. In the end I did not have time to get plug plants as they would not have arrived in time so I got some same day delivery British wildflower and woodland mix and quickly...
    Hi. Update on this one. In the end I did not have time to get plug plants as they would not have arrived in time so I got some same day delivery British wildflower and woodland mix and quickly sowed and scattered them to see what would happen.In the driveway where I sowed. Some things came and...
    Hi. Update on this one. In the end I did not have time to get plug plants as they would not have arrived in time so I got some same day delivery British wildflower and woodland mix and quickly sowed and scattered them to see what would...
    Hi. Update on this one. In the end I did not have time to get plug plants as they would not have arrived in time so I got some same day delivery British wildflower and woodland mix and quickly...
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  14. MoonBasket

    Why do weeds grow at the bottom of the garden fence?

    I sprayed the nettles off in the field last year, as they only grow just either side of the fence, only one clump came back :)
    I sprayed the nettles off in the field last year, as they only grow just either side of the fence, only one clump came back :)
    I sprayed the nettles off in the field last year, as they only grow just either side of the fence, only one clump came back :)
    I sprayed the nettles off in the field last year, as they only grow just either side of the fence, only one clump came back :)
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  15. Sarah Giles

    Why do I suck at growing strawberries??

    I don't even have a mower anymore, I ended up employing a gardener to cut the grass! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I don't even have a mower anymore, I ended up employing a gardener to cut the grass! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I don't even have a mower anymore, I ended up employing a gardener to cut the grass! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I don't even have a mower anymore, I ended up employing a gardener to cut the grass! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  16. Robin66

    Why do all my plants keep dying?

    Ok, that's sounds like a great life lesson. Annoyingly, when I pointed out that the plant was dying, my girlfriend immediately blamed me for watering it too much, in lieu of anyone else to blame....
    Ok, that's sounds like a great life lesson. Annoyingly, when I pointed out that the plant was dying, my girlfriend immediately blamed me for watering it too much, in lieu of anyone else to blame. Seems like she was right. Thanks for the advice. I'll move toward reactionary watering now
    Ok, that's sounds like a great life lesson. Annoyingly, when I pointed out that the plant was dying, my girlfriend immediately blamed me for watering it too much, in lieu of anyone else to blame. Seems like she was right. Thanks for the advice....
    Ok, that's sounds like a great life lesson. Annoyingly, when I pointed out that the plant was dying, my girlfriend immediately blamed me for watering it too much, in lieu of anyone else to blame....
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  17. cheryl felix

    Why can't I grow anything?????

    Hi Cheryl Felix, :sign0016:You are doing everything right and have also spotted the weak point i.e. being too impatient. Fruit trees need a decade or so to show their true colours, just keep on nurturing...
    Hi Cheryl Felix, :sign0016:You are doing everything right and have also spotted the weak point i.e. being too impatient. Fruit trees need a decade or so to show their true colours, just keep on nurturing them and wait. Unless you are a professional growing them for fruit to sell or feed your family it's...
    Hi Cheryl Felix, :sign0016:You are doing everything right and have also spotted the weak point i.e. being too impatient. Fruit trees need a decade or so to show their true colours, just keep on nurturing them and wait. Unless you are a professional...
    Hi Cheryl Felix, :sign0016:You are doing everything right and have also spotted the weak point i.e. being too impatient. Fruit trees need a decade or so to show their true colours, just keep on nurturing...
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  18. Shyamalie Satkunanandan

    White stone like deposits in soil

    If you know it's acidic there, make use of that and pick a plant which likes those conditions. Heather, witch hazel, magnolia or camellia will love it.
    If you know it's acidic there, make use of that and pick a plant which likes those conditions. Heather, witch hazel, magnolia or camellia will love it.
    If you know it's acidic there, make use of that and pick a plant which likes those conditions. Heather, witch hazel, magnolia or camellia will love it.
    If you know it's acidic there, make use of that and pick a plant which likes those conditions. Heather, witch hazel, magnolia or camellia will love it.
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  20. Kenneth Boyd

    White powder on Rhodie

    OK thanks Caroline, I have fed these both properly this year but I think these leaves were already in place. I will get hold of some sequestered iron as you suggest and go from there. Thank you...
    OK thanks Caroline, I have fed these both properly this year but I think these leaves were already in place. I will get hold of some sequestered iron as you suggest and go from there. Thank you for your help!
    OK thanks Caroline, I have fed these both properly this year but I think these leaves were already in place. I will get hold of some sequestered iron as you suggest and go from there. Thank you for your help!
    OK thanks Caroline, I have fed these both properly this year but I think these leaves were already in place. I will get hold of some sequestered iron as you suggest and go from there. Thank you...
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