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  1. Appleblossom31

    A couple of questions

    Just what I was needing luis, as Im a complete novice. Big big thanks!
    Just what I was needing luis, as Im a complete novice. Big big thanks!
    Just what I was needing luis, as Im a complete novice. Big big thanks!
    Just what I was needing luis, as Im a complete novice. Big big thanks!
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  2. Hannah B

    New Gardener Question About Mint

    Welcome Hannah. Peobably snails have gorged themselves at your expence. Never mind. As other members have said, given time, all will come back. Please don't worry.Jenny. Naughty naughty. ...
    Welcome Hannah. Peobably snails have gorged themselves at your expence. Never mind. As other members have said, given time, all will come back. Please don't worry.Jenny. Naughty naughty. Thinking of your digestible delights again.xx
    Welcome Hannah. Peobably snails have gorged themselves at your expence. Never mind. As other members have said, given time, all will come back. Please don't worry.Jenny. Naughty naughty. Thinking of your digestible delights again.xx
    Welcome Hannah. Peobably snails have gorged themselves at your expence. Never mind. As other members have said, given time, all will come back. Please don't worry.Jenny. Naughty naughty. ...
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  3. mogcat22

    Mystery Plant - is it Camellia?

    I agree with TBG Viburnum, the growth pattern is too compact for a Prunus, and the stems are the wrong colour
    I agree with TBG Viburnum, the growth pattern is too compact for a Prunus, and the stems are the wrong colour
    I agree with TBG Viburnum, the growth pattern is too compact for a Prunus, and the stems are the wrong colour
    I agree with TBG Viburnum, the growth pattern is too compact for a Prunus, and the stems are the wrong colour
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    319
  4. Sunny-Mac

    Steep garden advice.

    Hello Mark, welcome to GC :) Opinion is pretty divided on weed-suppressing membrane. I'm a big fan as my garden is on a hefty slope too, and by far the most successful borders are those where I've...
    Hello Mark, welcome to GC :) Opinion is pretty divided on weed-suppressing membrane. I'm a big fan as my garden is on a hefty slope too, and by far the most successful borders are those where I've prepared the soil thoroughly and then planted through membrane. Bark, though, will tend to travel...
    Hello Mark, welcome to GC :) Opinion is pretty divided on weed-suppressing membrane. I'm a big fan as my garden is on a hefty slope too, and by far the most successful borders are those where I've prepared the soil thoroughly and then planted...
    Hello Mark, welcome to GC :) Opinion is pretty divided on weed-suppressing membrane. I'm a big fan as my garden is on a hefty slope too, and by far the most successful borders are those where I've...
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  5. Texas Pete

    White Fibres under soil

    Asbestos fibres are so tiny that white blood cells can eat them whole (and that's where problems start).
    Asbestos fibres are so tiny that white blood cells can eat them whole (and that's where problems start).
    Asbestos fibres are so tiny that white blood cells can eat them whole (and that's where problems start).
    Asbestos fibres are so tiny that white blood cells can eat them whole (and that's where problems start).
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  6. BrisOxSophie

    Balcony planting

    Hi Sophie, welcome to GC. It's the 'all year round' factor that limits your choice. But I have had a varigated laurel (aucuba) in a large tub for around ten years. The leaves are always cheerful...
    Hi Sophie, welcome to GC. It's the 'all year round' factor that limits your choice. But I have had a varigated laurel (aucuba) in a large tub for around ten years. The leaves are always cheerful and the female version produces red berries if a male one is local (that's a long shot on a balcony!)...
    Hi Sophie, welcome to GC. It's the 'all year round' factor that limits your choice. But I have had a varigated laurel (aucuba) in a large tub for around ten years. The leaves are always cheerful and the female version produces red berries if a...
    Hi Sophie, welcome to GC. It's the 'all year round' factor that limits your choice. But I have had a varigated laurel (aucuba) in a large tub for around ten years. The leaves are always cheerful...
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  7. Appleblossom31
    Like x 9

    My garden was derelict at Easter

    It looks lovely :) well done!
    It looks lovely :) well done!
    It looks lovely :) well done!
    It looks lovely :) well done!
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  8. Appleblossom31

    Im so so angry with myself!!!

    I did and i remine the farmer as well :biggrin: when i see him :catapult:
    I did and i remine the farmer as well :biggrin: when i see him :catapult:
    I did and i remine the farmer as well :biggrin: when i see him :catapult:
    I did and i remine the farmer as well :biggrin: when i see him :catapult:
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  9. seantmurphy1

    BLUE COLEUS

    This is consumerism at it's worst... A one 'size' fits all Donkey/ Llama / Alpaca to cover multi global holiday outlets. I bet they were produced in China and subbed out to a factory in Taiwan....
    This is consumerism at it's worst... A one 'size' fits all Donkey/ Llama / Alpaca to cover multi global holiday outlets. I bet they were produced in China and subbed out to a factory in Taiwan. Back on topic i see that Thompson & Morgan are offering a blue poppy meconopsis 'Lingholm' which is...
    This is consumerism at it's worst... A one 'size' fits all Donkey/ Llama / Alpaca to cover multi global holiday outlets. I bet they were produced in China and subbed out to a factory in Taiwan. Back on topic i see that Thompson & Morgan are...
    This is consumerism at it's worst... A one 'size' fits all Donkey/ Llama / Alpaca to cover multi global holiday outlets. I bet they were produced in China and subbed out to a factory in Taiwan....
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  10. Maxkolonko

    Disease help

    Thanks for that, I always try to water straight on soil rather overhead, but maybe I did overwater it, or rain did Thanks for help
    Thanks for that, I always try to water straight on soil rather overhead, but maybe I did overwater it, or rain did Thanks for help
    Thanks for that, I always try to water straight on soil rather overhead, but maybe I did overwater it, or rain did Thanks for help
    Thanks for that, I always try to water straight on soil rather overhead, but maybe I did overwater it, or rain did Thanks for help
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  11. mk2phil

    New gardener - Japanese Cedar - need help!

    @mk2phil I'd just keep an eye on them. I wouldn't feed them either.
    @mk2phil I'd just keep an eye on them. I wouldn't feed them either.
    @mk2phil I'd just keep an eye on them. I wouldn't feed them either.
    @mk2phil I'd just keep an eye on them. I wouldn't feed them either.
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  12. Appleblossom31

    Forward planning

    Oh sorry yes im planting tulips And if hopefully ok ill plant some summer flowering bulbs in the spring Yikes the leylandi definitely gives you privacy that size
    Oh sorry yes im planting tulips And if hopefully ok ill plant some summer flowering bulbs in the spring Yikes the leylandi definitely gives you privacy that size
    Oh sorry yes im planting tulips And if hopefully ok ill plant some summer flowering bulbs in the spring Yikes the leylandi definitely gives you privacy that size
    Oh sorry yes im planting tulips And if hopefully ok ill plant some summer flowering bulbs in the spring Yikes the leylandi definitely gives you privacy that size
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  13. Emma Hooker

    What could this be?

    Have a Google for Solanum jasminoides, LM. I'm not sure that there is a white-flowered version of nightshade.....
    Have a Google for Solanum jasminoides, LM. I'm not sure that there is a white-flowered version of nightshade.....
    Have a Google for Solanum jasminoides, LM. I'm not sure that there is a white-flowered version of nightshade.....
    Have a Google for Solanum jasminoides, LM. I'm not sure that there is a white-flowered version of nightshade.....
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  14. Gary J Bradford

    Shop compost

    I used to use teabags but for years have been using one of these with loose tea and mine's big enough to get at least two Mugs of Tea out of it, and the tea leaves go either on the Compost Heaps...
    I used to use teabags but for years have been using one of these with loose tea and mine's big enough to get at least two Mugs of Tea out of it, and the tea leaves go either on the Compost Heaps or into the borders. :cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
    I used to use teabags but for years have been using one of these with loose tea and mine's big enough to get at least two Mugs of Tea out of it, and the tea leaves go either on the Compost Heaps or into the borders. :cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
    I used to use teabags but for years have been using one of these with loose tea and mine's big enough to get at least two Mugs of Tea out of it, and the tea leaves go either on the Compost Heaps...
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  15. Larrybone

    Leylandii

    That takes me back.. I had a very nice vinca major varigata growing near a specimen conifer years ago and it did grow well.
    That takes me back.. I had a very nice vinca major varigata growing near a specimen conifer years ago and it did grow well.
    That takes me back.. I had a very nice vinca major varigata growing near a specimen conifer years ago and it did grow well.
    That takes me back.. I had a very nice vinca major varigata growing near a specimen conifer years ago and it did grow well.
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  16. SandyNI
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  17. SandyNI

    Pruning hydrangea paniculata

    You're wwelcome. Yes, some paniculatas do have large blooms and a few don't. Pinky Winky does best as far as blooms not flopping but its bloom form is lighter in form, weight and size. Compact...
    You're wwelcome. Yes, some paniculatas do have large blooms and a few don't. Pinky Winky does best as far as blooms not flopping but its bloom form is lighter in form, weight and size. Compact ones may also flop less but it is always best to look at the blooms near the end of the growing season...
    You're wwelcome. Yes, some paniculatas do have large blooms and a few don't. Pinky Winky does best as far as blooms not flopping but its bloom form is lighter in form, weight and size. Compact ones may also flop less but it is always best to look...
    You're wwelcome. Yes, some paniculatas do have large blooms and a few don't. Pinky Winky does best as far as blooms not flopping but its bloom form is lighter in form, weight and size. Compact...
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  18. SandyNI

    lavenders looking unhealthy

    Prune them to remove all flower stems and treat them to a sprinkling of Growmore,
    Prune them to remove all flower stems and treat them to a sprinkling of Growmore,
    Prune them to remove all flower stems and treat them to a sprinkling of Growmore,
    Prune them to remove all flower stems and treat them to a sprinkling of Growmore,
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  19. weedaway

    Beauty and the beast

    Could be wrong but they look like cox's or Laxtons
    Could be wrong but they look like cox's or Laxtons
    Could be wrong but they look like cox's or Laxtons
    Could be wrong but they look like cox's or Laxtons
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  20. Mike Hay

    Potted poser..

    Many thanks guys, that's what I thought, but decided to make sure.
    Many thanks guys, that's what I thought, but decided to make sure.
    Many thanks guys, that's what I thought, but decided to make sure.
    Many thanks guys, that's what I thought, but decided to make sure.
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    3
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    216

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