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  1. portoman

    Attack of the Lawn Toadstools!

    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
    Too early for the magic ones, been there done that, 6 hour magical yet terrifying trip :oops:
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  2. Sue1965

    New plant given any ideas what it could be about 7ft tall

    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
    Ficus robusta, the common Rubber plant which is a house plant and can only be kept outside in the summer months, unless you are in the Mediterranean.
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  3. gooseygoo
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    Not a great start

    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
    Hi John. Thanks again. I have decided not to have a lawn in the new garden, but this means that I can get on with planting stuff straight away, which is really exciting! Best, Rob
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  4. portoman

    Straggly Conifers - any ideas?

    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them,...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them, avoiding piling soil or mulch around the trunk itself. When you water them, trickle water slowly into the...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them, avoiding piling soil or mulch around the trunk itself. ...
    Hello portoman, are they planted so the top of the rootball is covered with soil? I can't tell from the photo, but if the roots are exposed then it might be a good idea to mulch over them,...
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  5. lowrider69
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  6. Adam1303

    Predominently Clematis garden project!

    That's just the start! You wait until you stop going on holiday in summer because you might miss something.....;) :biggrin:
    That's just the start! You wait until you stop going on holiday in summer because you might miss something.....;) :biggrin:
    That's just the start! You wait until you stop going on holiday in summer because you might miss something.....;) :biggrin:
    That's just the start! You wait until you stop going on holiday in summer because you might miss something.....;) :biggrin:
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  7. xxxDawnxxx

    Climbing plant/shrub for partial shaded

    Thanks black dog I’m currently trying to rid my garden of ivy growing across the ground, hate the stuff. But I’ll look into your other suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to reply
    Thanks black dog I’m currently trying to rid my garden of ivy growing across the ground, hate the stuff. But I’ll look into your other suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to reply
    Thanks black dog I’m currently trying to rid my garden of ivy growing across the ground, hate the stuff. But I’ll look into your other suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to reply
    Thanks black dog I’m currently trying to rid my garden of ivy growing across the ground, hate the stuff. But I’ll look into your other suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to reply
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  8. lowrider69

    DIY houseplant potting mix

    Yes, sharp sand or Perlite mixed in at about 3 of compost to 1 of perlite or sand will make things much more free draining, but then you need to pay more attention to the plants in the hot...
    Yes, sharp sand or Perlite mixed in at about 3 of compost to 1 of perlite or sand will make things much more free draining, but then you need to pay more attention to the plants in the hot weather or they can dry out too fast !Much better if you can say what plants you are growing and what...
    Yes, sharp sand or Perlite mixed in at about 3 of compost to 1 of perlite or sand will make things much more free draining, but then you need to pay more attention to the plants in the hot weather or they can dry out too fast !Much better if...
    Yes, sharp sand or Perlite mixed in at about 3 of compost to 1 of perlite or sand will make things much more free draining, but then you need to pay more attention to the plants in the hot...
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  9. Jo Williams

    Amelanchia. Prince William

    We planted our Amelanchier "Rainbow Pillar" for the exact purpose of being eaten by birds. They ARE edible for humans as well and you can make jam out of them, but for us they serve as a kind of...
    We planted our Amelanchier "Rainbow Pillar" for the exact purpose of being eaten by birds. They ARE edible for humans as well and you can make jam out of them, but for us they serve as a kind of decoy to keep the birds busy and away from our more precious plants.
    We planted our Amelanchier "Rainbow Pillar" for the exact purpose of being eaten by birds. They ARE edible for humans as well and you can make jam out of them, but for us they serve as a kind of decoy to keep the birds busy and away from our...
    We planted our Amelanchier "Rainbow Pillar" for the exact purpose of being eaten by birds. They ARE edible for humans as well and you can make jam out of them, but for us they serve as a kind of...
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  10. mbbx5va2

    Azalea japonica not growing right

    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants...
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants seem pretty dormant and easy to move in the winter.
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants seem pretty dormant and easy to move in the winter.
    I have a similar orange plant, years of nursing it. I gave up last winter and moved it. It look much happier in a new location. Its now shaded from midday sun by a close-ish tree. Most plants...
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  11. GaGa73

    General advice for new gardener

    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed there wouldn't be anything growing until I'd planted stuff, the sub soil was well prepared and free of...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed there wouldn't be anything growing until I'd planted...
    Hello again, I have a question about the new topsoil I put in our veg patch, it has only been a couple weeks since I had it delivered and it is already full of weeds, is this normal? I assumed...
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  12. Chris20

    Climber suggestions for a dark(ish), postage-stamp yard. And some progress updates on the redesign

    Impatience has taken hold. I started rushing, and that rarely ends well, so I decided to have a relaxing wander around the garden centre.Armed with the earlier warningand the assistance of a...
    Impatience has taken hold. I started rushing, and that rarely ends well, so I decided to have a relaxing wander around the garden centre.Armed with the earlier warningand the assistance of a helpful & quite knowledgable sounding employee at the centre, I ended up getting some ivy after all....
    Impatience has taken hold. I started rushing, and that rarely ends well, so I decided to have a relaxing wander around the garden centre.Armed with the earlier warningand the assistance of a helpful & quite knowledgable sounding employee at...
    Impatience has taken hold. I started rushing, and that rarely ends well, so I decided to have a relaxing wander around the garden centre.Armed with the earlier warningand the assistance of a...
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  13. OLIVIA WILD

    Evergreen Brushes Advise Please :)

    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing front garden (well not quite a garden, just a small patch). When I say evergreen, i really mean...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing front garden (well not quite a garden, just a...
    Hi All, I have absolutely no knowledge of gardening, I would really appreciate some advise of someone in the know :) I would like some advise on the best evergreen brush options for a south facing...
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  14. Emily Brookes

    hydrangea Wilting and dying suddenly

    The problem that happened two months ago was most likely caused by late frost damage: the plant breaks dormancy early, when it is not yet producing lots of green chlorophyll and the leaves turn...
    The problem that happened two months ago was most likely caused by late frost damage: the plant breaks dormancy early, when it is not yet producing lots of green chlorophyll and the leaves turn colors like reds or oranges due to pigments that are visible when the leaf injury occurs. When the...
    The problem that happened two months ago was most likely caused by late frost damage: the plant breaks dormancy early, when it is not yet producing lots of green chlorophyll and the leaves turn colors like reds or oranges due to pigments that are...
    The problem that happened two months ago was most likely caused by late frost damage: the plant breaks dormancy early, when it is not yet producing lots of green chlorophyll and the leaves turn...
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  15. Gizmo
    Like x 11

    our garden

    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
    Lovely job you’ve done there. I especially like the pod and planters on different levels. Enjoy it!
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  16. Jowo

    Acer/moving advice

    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
    Great advice.. Thank you Kristen
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  17. Snowberry

    Beginners tools recommendation

    Free, if you can run fast enough? :runforhills:
    Free, if you can run fast enough? :runforhills:
    Free, if you can run fast enough? :runforhills:
    Free, if you can run fast enough? :runforhills:
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  18. Lee Hughes

    Acer advice

    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
    Yep will do thank you for the advice :ThankYou:
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  19. Stuart Weatherill

    Photina Red Robin

    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them back to about 1.2m may sound drastic, but the new sideshoots it creates will make it bushier as it...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them back to about 1.2m may sound drastic, but the new...
    Hi,Like any similar bush, if you cut back the main shoots it will form sideshoots which will make the plant bushier. eg if its 1.8m high now with some weak upright growths, then cutting them...
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  20. BobKat

    New Guinea Impatiens

    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get...
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get them to look half decent.
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get them to look half decent.
    If the top growth looks like that I would imagine the roots look just as bad. The plants will have been checked. IMO they are not worth spending the next month or probably more trying to get...
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    5
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    283

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