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  2. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2017

    @ARMANDII does the central column unscrew so that you can clean it out?
    @ARMANDII does the central column unscrew so that you can clean it out?
    @ARMANDII does the central column unscrew so that you can clean it out?
    @ARMANDII does the central column unscrew so that you can clean it out?
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  3. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN JANUARY 2017

    @"M" It is a fairly fast grower and hardy down to 6/7c, flowers for about 9 months of the year, needs cutting back occasionally and the conifer like leaves/needles are a bit prickly but a nice...
    @"M" It is a fairly fast grower and hardy down to 6/7c, flowers for about 9 months of the year, needs cutting back occasionally and the conifer like leaves/needles are a bit prickly but a nice shrub to have.
    @"M" It is a fairly fast grower and hardy down to 6/7c, flowers for about 9 months of the year, needs cutting back occasionally and the conifer like leaves/needles are a bit prickly but a nice shrub to have.
    @"M" It is a fairly fast grower and hardy down to 6/7c, flowers for about 9 months of the year, needs cutting back occasionally and the conifer like leaves/needles are a bit prickly but a nice...
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  4. wiseowl
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    Sweet Peas

    The SP growing method is from Sarah Ravens site . I am more a monkey see monkey do type of gardenr.
    The SP growing method is from Sarah Ravens site . I am more a monkey see monkey do type of gardenr.
    The SP growing method is from Sarah Ravens site . I am more a monkey see monkey do type of gardenr.
    The SP growing method is from Sarah Ravens site . I am more a monkey see monkey do type of gardenr.
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  5. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS -2017

    I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
    I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
    I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
    I'm hoping that some of my salvias will do better in their second year.
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  6. ARMANDII
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND BITS AND BOBS -2017

    If you do lots of baskets and pots as I do ,a great way to bulk them up is to buy these. I get them on the early delivery option so I can get them off to a flying start. Cram a basket with these...
    If you do lots of baskets and pots as I do ,a great way to bulk them up is to buy these. I get them on the early delivery option so I can get them off to a flying start. Cram a basket with these and...........joy. Geranium...
    If you do lots of baskets and pots as I do ,a great way to bulk them up is to buy these. I get them on the early delivery option so I can get them off to a flying start. Cram a basket with these and...........joy. Geranium...
    If you do lots of baskets and pots as I do ,a great way to bulk them up is to buy these. I get them on the early delivery option so I can get them off to a flying start. Cram a basket with these...
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  7. ARMANDII
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    IT'S DAY LILY TIME AGAIN - 2017

    That'll be the ones I'm seeing then. Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated :thumbsup:
    That'll be the ones I'm seeing then. Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated :thumbsup:
    That'll be the ones I'm seeing then. Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated :thumbsup:
    That'll be the ones I'm seeing then. Thank you very much for the info, much appreciated :thumbsup:
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  8. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2017

    As many as I can afford @ARMANDII :yay:
    As many as I can afford @ARMANDII :yay:
    As many as I can afford @ARMANDII :yay:
    As many as I can afford @ARMANDII :yay:
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  9. ARMANDII
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    THE IRIDACEAE [IRIS] FAMILY - 2017

    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
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  10. pamsdish
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    Seed Swap

    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
    Thought I would give this a bump
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  11. JackJJW
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    Dahlias

    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25 years and now have far too many. If anybody would like some please let me know. I am happy to give some...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25 years and now have far too many. If anybody would...
    I have just finished lifting my Dahlias and oh boy the corms have they been busy expanding. I already have a "hedge" of them and am now inundated. I have been growing these Dahlias for over 25...
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  12. pamsdish
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    SEED SWAP 2016

    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
    The list is now open here is a link,
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  13. HarryS
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    Know Your Weeds

    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using...
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using vinegar as a weed killer.
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using vinegar as a weed killer.
    I sow wild flower seeds, so I don't have any weeds, just some grow in the wrong places, so they get pulled up. I never spray as this could harm the good stuff, though I've never tried using...
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  14. Mr Grinch
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    Mr Grinch's Garden

    wow pair of goldfinches in my garden. First time ive seen them in this garden. G
    wow pair of goldfinches in my garden. First time ive seen them in this garden. G
    wow pair of goldfinches in my garden. First time ive seen them in this garden. G
    wow pair of goldfinches in my garden. First time ive seen them in this garden. G
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  15. JWK
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    Do you know your soil type?

    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the ground. There's at least 2 feet in depth of good topsoil, because the guys who put my fence up...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the ground. There's at least 2 feet in depth of good...
    The house I'm in was built in the 1930s. I've never came across any builder's rubble while digging in the back garden so either it's buried very deeply or my grandparents did a lot to improve the...
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  16. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  17. PeterS
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    Principles of seed sowing

    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
    Don't you have toilets where you live? Weirdo's :heehee:
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  18. Marley Farley
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    Gardeners Corner Bookshelf...

    I agree with the idea of a single review page that could possibly be sub- divided into 'Printed Books, e-books and Kindle books reviews. This is how I file my books;
    I agree with the idea of a single review page that could possibly be sub- divided into 'Printed Books, e-books and Kindle books reviews. This is how I file my books;
    I agree with the idea of a single review page that could possibly be sub- divided into 'Printed Books, e-books and Kindle books reviews. This is how I file my books;
    I agree with the idea of a single review page that could possibly be sub- divided into 'Printed Books, e-books and Kindle books reviews. This is how I file my books;
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  20. Sandy Ground

    A rather different nursery.

    I'm all confused now (not that it takes much!) On the one hand, I like some of the things that the guy in the garden centre I posted has made. They are more individual. On the other, if only...
    I'm all confused now (not that it takes much!) On the one hand, I like some of the things that the guy in the garden centre I posted has made. They are more individual. On the other, if only similar things to the ones in the place @shiney posted were available here...
    I'm all confused now (not that it takes much!) On the one hand, I like some of the things that the guy in the garden centre I posted has made. They are more individual. On the other, if only similar things to the ones in the place @shiney posted...
    I'm all confused now (not that it takes much!) On the one hand, I like some of the things that the guy in the garden centre I posted has made. They are more individual. On the other, if only...
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  21. NCFCcrazy
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    A Dream of Spring

    Blimey,I must be living in the wrong part of the country to everyone else because I haven't got daffodils,tulips, cherry,diacentra etc in flower yet or have all the greenery in the garden youmlt...
    Blimey,I must be living in the wrong part of the country to everyone else because I haven't got daffodils,tulips, cherry,diacentra etc in flower yet or have all the greenery in the garden youmlt have so I must be doing something wrong:scratch::whistle:
    Blimey,I must be living in the wrong part of the country to everyone else because I haven't got daffodils,tulips, cherry,diacentra etc in flower yet or have all the greenery in the garden youmlt have so I must be doing something wrong:scratch::whistle:
    Blimey,I must be living in the wrong part of the country to everyone else because I haven't got daffodils,tulips, cherry,diacentra etc in flower yet or have all the greenery in the garden youmlt...
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  22. Michael Hewett

    Kalanchoe question

    Thank you @"M"
    Thank you @"M"
    Thank you @"M"
    Thank you @"M"
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  23. TheMadHedger

    Antirrhinum/Snapdragon Seeds - need some advice please

    Noted, thanks. :)
    Noted, thanks. :)
    Noted, thanks. :)
    Noted, thanks. :)
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  24. Sandy Ground

    Photoshopped?

    This look more like Tele Tubby land , rather than a real garden :snork:
    This look more like Tele Tubby land , rather than a real garden :snork:
    This look more like Tele Tubby land , rather than a real garden :snork:
    This look more like Tele Tubby land , rather than a real garden :snork:
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  25. HarryS

    Safe to Grow Busy Lizzies 2017 ?

    @Linz , that is OK if the BL's do get the mildew it can't transfer to other plants . Due to the mildew risk it's probably not worth the time and effort growing from seed. @strongylodon , I have...
    @Linz , that is OK if the BL's do get the mildew it can't transfer to other plants . Due to the mildew risk it's probably not worth the time and effort growing from seed. @strongylodon , I have ordered New Guinea plugs for the past few years , seems the best way to go . :blue thumb:
    @Linz , that is OK if the BL's do get the mildew it can't transfer to other plants . Due to the mildew risk it's probably not worth the time and effort growing from seed. @strongylodon , I have ordered New Guinea plugs for the past few years ,...
    @Linz , that is OK if the BL's do get the mildew it can't transfer to other plants . Due to the mildew risk it's probably not worth the time and effort growing from seed. @strongylodon , I have...
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  26. Jo Clark

    Moving House

    Pansy and Polyanthus - 'some' colour during Winter - but will take off in Spring. Top tip -in Spring plant some 'night scented stock' - not much to look at - but by golly gosh they have a lovely...
    Pansy and Polyanthus - 'some' colour during Winter - but will take off in Spring. Top tip -in Spring plant some 'night scented stock' - not much to look at - but by golly gosh they have a lovely evening scent. It will fill your whole garden with a gorgeous scent for not a lot of outlay. :onion:
    Pansy and Polyanthus - 'some' colour during Winter - but will take off in Spring. Top tip -in Spring plant some 'night scented stock' - not much to look at - but by golly gosh they have a lovely evening scent. It will fill your whole garden...
    Pansy and Polyanthus - 'some' colour during Winter - but will take off in Spring. Top tip -in Spring plant some 'night scented stock' - not much to look at - but by golly gosh they have a lovely...
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  27. Mowerman

    Japenese Knotweed Spraying

    Hi @Mowerman, I recently had my own battle with the dreaded JK so have followed your story eagerly. How is it looking at the moment? I am afraid I was less patient than you and had to bring in the...
    Hi @Mowerman, I recently had my own battle with the dreaded JK so have followed your story eagerly. How is it looking at the moment? I am afraid I was less patient than you and had to bring in the professionals. I am based in Brighton and used a company called Phlorum who specialise in Japanese...
    Hi @Mowerman, I recently had my own battle with the dreaded JK so have followed your story eagerly. How is it looking at the moment? I am afraid I was less patient than you and had to bring in the professionals. I am based in Brighton and used a...
    Hi @Mowerman, I recently had my own battle with the dreaded JK so have followed your story eagerly. How is it looking at the moment? I am afraid I was less patient than you and had to bring in the...
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  28. Sandy Ground

    North Borders

    How about Fuchsias. If you stick to the F. Magallenica species and its varieties you can't go wrong. For the Spring how about Bergenia and Dicentra Spectabilis ( Bleeding Heart ). A good...
    How about Fuchsias. If you stick to the F. Magallenica species and its varieties you can't go wrong. For the Spring how about Bergenia and Dicentra Spectabilis ( Bleeding Heart ). A good groundcover which has sweetly scented flowers is Galium ( Woodruff ).
    How about Fuchsias. If you stick to the F. Magallenica species and its varieties you can't go wrong. For the Spring how about Bergenia and Dicentra Spectabilis ( Bleeding Heart ). A good groundcover which has sweetly scented flowers is Galium (...
    How about Fuchsias. If you stick to the F. Magallenica species and its varieties you can't go wrong. For the Spring how about Bergenia and Dicentra Spectabilis ( Bleeding Heart ). A good...
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  29. martin-f

    Everlasting pea cross pollination question

    It's never bothered, pete, as he hasn't bought a round yet.:dunno::heehee:
    It's never bothered, pete, as he hasn't bought a round yet.:dunno::heehee:
    It's never bothered, pete, as he hasn't bought a round yet.:dunno::heehee:
    It's never bothered, pete, as he hasn't bought a round yet.:dunno::heehee:
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  30. fat controller

    New shed needed

    If you suspect the water is coming in through the roof FC, is it worth covering it with a tarpaulin or similar for a few weeks to see if that makes a difference?
    If you suspect the water is coming in through the roof FC, is it worth covering it with a tarpaulin or similar for a few weeks to see if that makes a difference?
    If you suspect the water is coming in through the roof FC, is it worth covering it with a tarpaulin or similar for a few weeks to see if that makes a difference?
    If you suspect the water is coming in through the roof FC, is it worth covering it with a tarpaulin or similar for a few weeks to see if that makes a difference?
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  31. day dreamer

    Making the road noise a little less with willow screening??

    It would work but it's unlikely that any barrier more than 2 metres high would be allowed by planning laws. That's why a series of attractive barriers are the better bet. If I remember back...
    It would work but it's unlikely that any barrier more than 2 metres high would be allowed by planning laws. That's why a series of attractive barriers are the better bet. If I remember back quite a lot of years the optimum secondary glazing gap is 2.5 - 3.5 inches. :scratch:
    It would work but it's unlikely that any barrier more than 2 metres high would be allowed by planning laws. That's why a series of attractive barriers are the better bet. If I remember back quite a lot of years the optimum secondary glazing...
    It would work but it's unlikely that any barrier more than 2 metres high would be allowed by planning laws. That's why a series of attractive barriers are the better bet. If I remember back...
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  32. HarryS

    Sweet Pea Top Performer ?

    That's a beauty, Harry :blue thumb:
    That's a beauty, Harry :blue thumb:
    That's a beauty, Harry :blue thumb:
    That's a beauty, Harry :blue thumb:
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  33. GCHQ
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    What jobs are we doing in the garden today, autumn 2016

    After going for a leisurely walk in the forest I felt up to removing more moss from the flower beds. Filled another three buckets before my back told me to stop. Three wheelie bind full plus...
    After going for a leisurely walk in the forest I felt up to removing more moss from the flower beds. Filled another three buckets before my back told me to stop. Three wheelie bind full plus five buckets and I'm still working on the front garden :phew:. Not touched the moss on the lawns and they're...
    After going for a leisurely walk in the forest I felt up to removing more moss from the flower beds. Filled another three buckets before my back told me to stop. Three wheelie bind full plus five buckets and I'm still working on the front...
    After going for a leisurely walk in the forest I felt up to removing more moss from the flower beds. Filled another three buckets before my back told me to stop. Three wheelie bind full plus...
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  34. fat controller

    It's that time of year again - compost

    I use the Wickes stuff mostly, same as Shiney it does Ok for me. I tried some Jacks Magic last year too, I think it did do slightly better but it's probably down to the amount of feed in it. As...
    I use the Wickes stuff mostly, same as Shiney it does Ok for me. I tried some Jacks Magic last year too, I think it did do slightly better but it's probably down to the amount of feed in it. As pete says you need to give a regular liquid feed to keep most things growing well over the season,...
    I use the Wickes stuff mostly, same as Shiney it does Ok for me. I tried some Jacks Magic last year too, I think it did do slightly better but it's probably down to the amount of feed in it. As pete says you need to give a regular liquid feed to...
    I use the Wickes stuff mostly, same as Shiney it does Ok for me. I tried some Jacks Magic last year too, I think it did do slightly better but it's probably down to the amount of feed in it. As...
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  35. Sheal
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    What plants have you got your eye on.....

    A lovely tree @wiseowl and a shame you lost it.
    A lovely tree @wiseowl and a shame you lost it.
    A lovely tree @wiseowl and a shame you lost it.
    A lovely tree @wiseowl and a shame you lost it.
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  36. stephenprudence
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    Photos taken today (4th Jan)

    Certainly looks similar, and I would imagine that it will be quite a family of similar plants. Thanks @Victoria
    Certainly looks similar, and I would imagine that it will be quite a family of similar plants. Thanks @Victoria
    Certainly looks similar, and I would imagine that it will be quite a family of similar plants. Thanks @Victoria
    Certainly looks similar, and I would imagine that it will be quite a family of similar plants. Thanks @Victoria
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  37. Henry Broadhurst

    Help

    Check out Chamaerops humillis
    Check out Chamaerops humillis
    Check out Chamaerops humillis
    Check out Chamaerops humillis
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  38. pete
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    Does anyone still have bonfires?

    Yep, I was, been getting up at 2AM or so, can't sleep. went back up at 8AM. got to get to work.
    Yep, I was, been getting up at 2AM or so, can't sleep. went back up at 8AM. got to get to work.
    Yep, I was, been getting up at 2AM or so, can't sleep. went back up at 8AM. got to get to work.
    Yep, I was, been getting up at 2AM or so, can't sleep. went back up at 8AM. got to get to work.
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  39. CanadianLori
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    Indoor Growing Winter 2016

    Not seen these blockers before. They are sold this side of the pond , in fact GW did an article on them. Nothing on Ebay though . Welcome to Soil Blockers
    Not seen these blockers before. They are sold this side of the pond , in fact GW did an article on them. Nothing on Ebay though . Welcome to Soil Blockers
    Not seen these blockers before. They are sold this side of the pond , in fact GW did an article on them. Nothing on Ebay though . Welcome to Soil Blockers
    Not seen these blockers before. They are sold this side of the pond , in fact GW did an article on them. Nothing on Ebay though . Welcome to Soil Blockers
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