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  1. totalwise
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    Strawberry tower questions

    I've put in a straight PVC pipe in with holes wrapped in capillary matting sheets to prevent soil from entering.Transplanting the strawberry plants into the tower was a little heartbreaking as...
    I've put in a straight PVC pipe in with holes wrapped in capillary matting sheets to prevent soil from entering.Transplanting the strawberry plants into the tower was a little heartbreaking as the plants become limp for a short period and then take 3-4 days to recover from. I've picked the...
    I've put in a straight PVC pipe in with holes wrapped in capillary matting sheets to prevent soil from entering.Transplanting the strawberry plants into the tower was a little heartbreaking as the plants become limp for a short period and then...
    I've put in a straight PVC pipe in with holes wrapped in capillary matting sheets to prevent soil from entering.Transplanting the strawberry plants into the tower was a little heartbreaking as...
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  2. joh98.mac

    'Accidentally' Put Weedkiller on Earth...

    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
    I use a weed killer based on pelargonic acid which is found in geraniums the only other ingredient is maleic acid and so far its doing a great job
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  3. robbo

    Half barrel suggestions

    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of stones/gravel etc in the bottom of the barrels) seems to suit them. The Lilies start into growth as...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of stones/gravel etc in the bottom of the barrels)...
    Like @Sian in Belgium I have Clematis in mine and Tulips followed by Lilies. I didn't expect the Tulips to keep going for as long as they have but the good drainage large barrels give (plenty of...
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  4. Lottie222

    Brown blackberry leaves?

    This is what frost damaged blackberry leaves look like, a dark barring rather than blotchy:
    This is what frost damaged blackberry leaves look like, a dark barring rather than blotchy:
    This is what frost damaged blackberry leaves look like, a dark barring rather than blotchy:
    This is what frost damaged blackberry leaves look like, a dark barring rather than blotchy:
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  5. Lottie222

    Annuals (Window Box) Help Please?

    Lottie, its all a learning curve. They will be fine anyway if you dont overwater, over fuss or let them dry out :)
    Lottie, its all a learning curve. They will be fine anyway if you dont overwater, over fuss or let them dry out :)
    Lottie, its all a learning curve. They will be fine anyway if you dont overwater, over fuss or let them dry out :)
    Lottie, its all a learning curve. They will be fine anyway if you dont overwater, over fuss or let them dry out :)
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  6. LinzJ13

    5 foot (ish) Acer

    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and...
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and could do with a re-pot into a larger pot.
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and could do with a re-pot into a larger pot.
    I would say that even a 40cm pot is still on the small size for a 5ft Acer My Acer Palmatum Garnet is in a 30cm pot but it's only 3ft high, its been in the same pot for a couple of years now and...
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  7. Howard Stone

    Architectural evergreen or semi-evergreen container plants to use as a replacement for Box.

    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way because it was planted where children associate. Some suggest cutting off the sharp points but then...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way because it was planted where children associate. ...
    Howard Lovely looking things but agaves are mightily dangerous......needle sharp foliage that will take out an eye in a moment of carelessness. Once got one removed from a local garden walk way...
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  8. Jack Sparrow

    Hanging baskets for shade

    White sunpatiens there for me Gary. One plant per basket is enough for a display lasting well into autumn. White in shade is eye catching :)
    White sunpatiens there for me Gary. One plant per basket is enough for a display lasting well into autumn. White in shade is eye catching :)
    White sunpatiens there for me Gary. One plant per basket is enough for a display lasting well into autumn. White in shade is eye catching :)
    White sunpatiens there for me Gary. One plant per basket is enough for a display lasting well into autumn. White in shade is eye catching :)
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  9. Jack Sparrow

    Interchangeable seasonal planters

    This is where I'm working.Today I planted begonias and Ixias. Another day I will do the same the other side. I was thinking of spring bulbs in over winter and spring and summer bulbs (or...
    This is where I'm working.Today I planted begonias and Ixias. Another day I will do the same the other side. I was thinking of spring bulbs in over winter and spring and summer bulbs (or whatever) during the summer. This interchanging wouldn't be possible unless I get a greenhouse. I might be...
    This is where I'm working.Today I planted begonias and Ixias. Another day I will do the same the other side. I was thinking of spring bulbs in over winter and spring and summer bulbs (or whatever) during the summer. This interchanging wouldn't...
    This is where I'm working.Today I planted begonias and Ixias. Another day I will do the same the other side. I was thinking of spring bulbs in over winter and spring and summer bulbs (or...
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  10. Matt-tropical

    Gunnera in 200 ltr pot

    Just uncovered a couple of my offcuts i had in small containers and they are fine,not dead as i first thought despite that winter.Mpc,kept moist,over wintered under a slab of roof insulation.
    Just uncovered a couple of my offcuts i had in small containers and they are fine,not dead as i first thought despite that winter.Mpc,kept moist,over wintered under a slab of roof insulation.
    Just uncovered a couple of my offcuts i had in small containers and they are fine,not dead as i first thought despite that winter.Mpc,kept moist,over wintered under a slab of roof insulation.
    Just uncovered a couple of my offcuts i had in small containers and they are fine,not dead as i first thought despite that winter.Mpc,kept moist,over wintered under a slab of roof insulation.
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  11. Rebaka darling

    Gladiolus... When will they flower..?

    Any half decent size gladioli should flower the first year in my opinion. I would want to know why if they didn't :sad: I have had freebie gladioli that have always flowered:noidea: I think gladioli would...
    Any half decent size gladioli should flower the first year in my opinion. I would want to know why if they didn't :sad: I have had freebie gladioli that have always flowered:noidea: I think gladioli would be lost amidst dahlias....Gary's question I think.....and would look better assorting with mounded...
    Any half decent size gladioli should flower the first year in my opinion. I would want to know why if they didn't :sad: I have had freebie gladioli that have always flowered:noidea: I think gladioli would be lost amidst dahlias....Gary's question I...
    Any half decent size gladioli should flower the first year in my opinion. I would want to know why if they didn't :sad: I have had freebie gladioli that have always flowered:noidea: I think gladioli would...
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  12. Anne Knowles

    What size pot?

    Yes, agree with Pete's distinction but I think Ann has chosen a picea. My own favourite is Globosa :)
    Yes, agree with Pete's distinction but I think Ann has chosen a picea. My own favourite is Globosa :)
    Yes, agree with Pete's distinction but I think Ann has chosen a picea. My own favourite is Globosa :)
    Yes, agree with Pete's distinction but I think Ann has chosen a picea. My own favourite is Globosa :)
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  13. nightofjoy

    Companion plants for potted Ceanothus

    The beast from the east has similarly damaged my large west facing specimen, very burnt in all parts except the branches near the wall. It is looking very sorry for itself. I’m hoping it’ll sprout...
    The beast from the east has similarly damaged my large west facing specimen, very burnt in all parts except the branches near the wall. It is looking very sorry for itself. I’m hoping it’ll sprout near the main branches and then I’ll cut it back. Hope they recover.
    The beast from the east has similarly damaged my large west facing specimen, very burnt in all parts except the branches near the wall. It is looking very sorry for itself. I’m hoping it’ll sprout near the main branches and then I’ll cut it back....
    The beast from the east has similarly damaged my large west facing specimen, very burnt in all parts except the branches near the wall. It is looking very sorry for itself. I’m hoping it’ll sprout...
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  14. trogre

    Feeding Plants in Containers.

    Hi. All the roots were showing through bottom of pots. 3 planted up into 1 L pots and the other 2 which came in slightly larger pots also potted up. Thanks for the tip about given them a soak for...
    Hi. All the roots were showing through bottom of pots. 3 planted up into 1 L pots and the other 2 which came in slightly larger pots also potted up. Thanks for the tip about given them a soak for 20 mins. Surprising but I watered them when they arrived but once out of the pots the roots at...
    Hi. All the roots were showing through bottom of pots. 3 planted up into 1 L pots and the other 2 which came in slightly larger pots also potted up. Thanks for the tip about given them a soak for 20 mins. Surprising but I watered them when they...
    Hi. All the roots were showing through bottom of pots. 3 planted up into 1 L pots and the other 2 which came in slightly larger pots also potted up. Thanks for the tip about given them a soak for...
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  15. Linz

    Epimediums

    Here's a photo of my new Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hime' with the standard form on the left for comparison................ Massively overcrowded I've split it up and potted a couple and dotted a...
    Here's a photo of my new Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hime' with the standard form on the left for comparison................ Massively overcrowded I've split it up and potted a couple and dotted a few around to see how they go.
    Here's a photo of my new Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hime' with the standard form on the left for comparison................ Massively overcrowded I've split it up and potted a couple and dotted a few around to see how they go.
    Here's a photo of my new Saxifraga stolonifera 'Hime' with the standard form on the left for comparison................ Massively overcrowded I've split it up and potted a couple and dotted a...
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  16. SpikeTheCactus

    Suggestions please!

    Define a large pot! Correa or Grevillea might be good.
    Define a large pot! Correa or Grevillea might be good.
    Define a large pot! Correa or Grevillea might be good.
    Define a large pot! Correa or Grevillea might be good.
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  17. Outlander
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    Pruning a container Buddleja

    They are dwarf...relatvely dwarf....but they need better treatment than the usual buddleias. Buddleia buzz ivory and magenta are two I grow (in the ground):)
    They are dwarf...relatvely dwarf....but they need better treatment than the usual buddleias. Buddleia buzz ivory and magenta are two I grow (in the ground):)
    They are dwarf...relatvely dwarf....but they need better treatment than the usual buddleias. Buddleia buzz ivory and magenta are two I grow (in the ground):)
    They are dwarf...relatvely dwarf....but they need better treatment than the usual buddleias. Buddleia buzz ivory and magenta are two I grow (in the ground):)
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  18. JordanLou86

    Help! How to tackle large containers?

    As a 'Fellow' mad scientist. I agree.
    As a 'Fellow' mad scientist. I agree.
    As a 'Fellow' mad scientist. I agree.
    As a 'Fellow' mad scientist. I agree.
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  19. Jack Sparrow

    I would like a specimen tree on my patio

    Fairly sure I mentioned this to JS in another thread ... in fact, I know I did because I offered him one and @shiney suggested if we both made it to shineyland this year I could give it to him...
    Fairly sure I mentioned this to JS in another thread ... in fact, I know I did because I offered him one and @shiney suggested if we both made it to shineyland this year I could give it to him there (ever practical our shiney!)
    Fairly sure I mentioned this to JS in another thread ... in fact, I know I did because I offered him one and @shiney suggested if we both made it to shineyland this year I could give it to him there (ever practical our shiney!)
    Fairly sure I mentioned this to JS in another thread ... in fact, I know I did because I offered him one and @shiney suggested if we both made it to shineyland this year I could give it to him...
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  20. The Unusual Fruit Garden
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    Whiskey Barrel Planter x2 Styles

    Hi @BeeHappy you can purchase them on ebay mate, as i've seen them being sold on there plus some garden centre's do them but like pots but i'd go down the ebay road :snorky:
    Hi @BeeHappy you can purchase them on ebay mate, as i've seen them being sold on there plus some garden centre's do them but like pots but i'd go down the ebay road :snorky:
    Hi @BeeHappy you can purchase them on ebay mate, as i've seen them being sold on there plus some garden centre's do them but like pots but i'd go down the ebay road :snorky:
    Hi @BeeHappy you can purchase them on ebay mate, as i've seen them being sold on there plus some garden centre's do them but like pots but i'd go down the ebay road :snorky:
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