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  2. wiseowl
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    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN MAY 2017

    @zenj Crikey! Trollius .. Love it:Wino:. Mine is still in buds... Gorgeous colour! @martin-f Love the photo of your bug, but don't let it loose.. not near my house! :snorky:Nice memory making moments, guys!
    @zenj Crikey! Trollius .. Love it:Wino:. Mine is still in buds... Gorgeous colour! @martin-f Love the photo of your bug, but don't let it loose.. not near my house! :snorky:Nice memory making moments, guys!
    @zenj Crikey! Trollius .. Love it:Wino:. Mine is still in buds... Gorgeous colour! @martin-f Love the photo of your bug, but don't let it loose.. not near my house! :snorky:Nice memory making moments, guys!
    @zenj Crikey! Trollius .. Love it:Wino:. Mine is still in buds... Gorgeous colour! @martin-f Love the photo of your bug, but don't let it loose.. not near my house! :snorky:Nice memory making moments, guys!
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  3. ARMANDII
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    WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2017

    Not a lot because I was out and about for much of the day and by the time I got back ... it was 'ot! :phew:Delighted to report the radish seeds I sowed a few days ago were pushing up the compost in...
    Not a lot because I was out and about for much of the day and by the time I got back ... it was 'ot! :phew:Delighted to report the radish seeds I sowed a few days ago were pushing up the compost in the VegTrug (VT) this morning and by evening had almost doubled in size! Tomorrow will the "thinning...
    Not a lot because I was out and about for much of the day and by the time I got back ... it was 'ot! :phew:Delighted to report the radish seeds I sowed a few days ago were pushing up the compost in the VegTrug (VT) this morning and by evening had...
    Not a lot because I was out and about for much of the day and by the time I got back ... it was 'ot! :phew:Delighted to report the radish seeds I sowed a few days ago were pushing up the compost in...
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  4. ARMANDII
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    IT'S DAY LILY TIME AGAIN - 2017

    Here we go, just a seedling to start off with.
    Here we go, just a seedling to start off with.
    Here we go, just a seedling to start off with.
    Here we go, just a seedling to start off with.
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  5. ARMANDII
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    SUPER SALVIAS -2017

    Here are the last of the spring blooms on my S.elegans............ Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
    Here are the last of the spring blooms on my S.elegans............ Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
    Here are the last of the spring blooms on my S.elegans............ Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
    Here are the last of the spring blooms on my S.elegans............ Salvia elegans by longk48, on Flickr
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  6. ARMANDII
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    FUCHSIAS - 2017

    Hi All,Lady Boothby vs Pink FizzI purchased a Lady Boothby 'climber' the other year and its grown well to 6ft tall and cuttings similarly romp away, producing 2 to 3ft of quick growth from...
    Hi All,Lady Boothby vs Pink FizzI purchased a Lady Boothby 'climber' the other year and its grown well to 6ft tall and cuttings similarly romp away, producing 2 to 3ft of quick growth from cuttings in the greenhouse this spring.Was tempted to buy 3 Pink Fizz well rooted cuttings last...
    Hi All,Lady Boothby vs Pink FizzI purchased a Lady Boothby 'climber' the other year and its grown well to 6ft tall and cuttings similarly romp away, producing 2 to 3ft of quick growth from cuttings in the greenhouse this spring.Was...
    Hi All,Lady Boothby vs Pink FizzI purchased a Lady Boothby 'climber' the other year and its grown well to 6ft tall and cuttings similarly romp away, producing 2 to 3ft of quick growth from...
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  7. Zigs
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    Show us your recent purchases 2017

    Envious heucherella :sad: Cant grow the blue poppy down here. Can grow most things but not that beauty !
    Envious heucherella :sad: Cant grow the blue poppy down here. Can grow most things but not that beauty !
    Envious heucherella :sad: Cant grow the blue poppy down here. Can grow most things but not that beauty !
    Envious heucherella :sad: Cant grow the blue poppy down here. Can grow most things but not that beauty !
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  8. ARMANDII
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  9. ARMANDII
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    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND BITS AND BOBS -2017

    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
    Thanks Sheal and redstar.
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  10. wiseowl
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    Sweet Peas

    Good afternoon @HarryS your a diamond my friend ,thank you:thanks:
    Good afternoon @HarryS your a diamond my friend ,thank you:thanks:
    Good afternoon @HarryS your a diamond my friend ,thank you:thanks:
    Good afternoon @HarryS your a diamond my friend ,thank you:thanks:
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  11. bigbore
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    cannas

    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi...
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi purpose compost and place in a windowsill. There is a fantastic thread on here Canna 2016
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi purpose compost and place in a windowsill. There...
    If the rhizomes are big get yourself some buckets from wickes or B&Q and pot them up in multi purpose compost and put them in the GH. If the rhizomes are smaller pot up into small pots with multi...
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. PeterS
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    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
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  18. 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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  20. silu

    Very sad that a fantastic Supplier of Rhododendrons and Azaleas etc is all but packing it in.

    They're stunning Silu! :dbgrtmb:
    They're stunning Silu! :dbgrtmb:
    They're stunning Silu! :dbgrtmb:
    They're stunning Silu! :dbgrtmb:
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  21. Redwing

    Help! Who has a cure for cherry blackfly?

    Finally, some replies. Thanks @Logan I took the decision a few days ago to prune out all the affected shoots which was almost ALL of the new shoots. No predators around now unfortunately...in...
    Finally, some replies. Thanks @Logan I took the decision a few days ago to prune out all the affected shoots which was almost ALL of the new shoots. No predators around now unfortunately...in fact I haven't seen a ladybird for ages. So the shoots have gone onto the compost bin and I'll...
    Finally, some replies. Thanks @Logan I took the decision a few days ago to prune out all the affected shoots which was almost ALL of the new shoots. No predators around now unfortunately...in fact I haven't seen a ladybird for ages. So the...
    Finally, some replies. Thanks @Logan I took the decision a few days ago to prune out all the affected shoots which was almost ALL of the new shoots. No predators around now unfortunately...in...
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  22. fat controller

    Bogey plants.....

    For me it has to be Salvia candelabrum. I can germinate the seed, grow them on, get them through the winter but come early spring they croak! :dunno: Having said that I have finally got one to survive...
    For me it has to be Salvia candelabrum. I can germinate the seed, grow them on, get them through the winter but come early spring they croak! :dunno: Having said that I have finally got one to survive and it is now growing like bejayzus so I may even finally get one to bloom! :yahoo:
    For me it has to be Salvia candelabrum. I can germinate the seed, grow them on, get them through the winter but come early spring they croak! :dunno: Having said that I have finally got one to survive and it is now growing like bejayzus so I may even...
    For me it has to be Salvia candelabrum. I can germinate the seed, grow them on, get them through the winter but come early spring they croak! :dunno: Having said that I have finally got one to survive...
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  23. HarryS

    Acer Alarm !!

    Japanese maple/RHS Gardening Just been gleaning some facts from the RHS site ..."In cultivation for over three hundred years in Japan. " 3 months in my garden !:snork: "Plant in a loam-based compost,...
    Japanese maple/RHS Gardening Just been gleaning some facts from the RHS site ..."In cultivation for over three hundred years in Japan. " 3 months in my garden !:snork: "Plant in a loam-based compost, which allows good drainage " I'll re plant in JI 2 "maples bleed sap from pruning cuts" Thanks...
    Japanese maple/RHS Gardening Just been gleaning some facts from the RHS site ..."In cultivation for over three hundred years in Japan. " 3 months in my garden !:snork: "Plant in a loam-based compost, which allows good drainage " I'll re plant in JI...
    Japanese maple/RHS Gardening Just been gleaning some facts from the RHS site ..."In cultivation for over three hundred years in Japan. " 3 months in my garden !:snork: "Plant in a loam-based compost,...
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  24. TMAK

    North facing area shaded by walls on 3 sides

    :heehee: Welcome to a *real* "Gardener's World" :heehee: I go outside just for a cuppa and discover (to my horror) that hours have passed by ... worse yet ... my tea has gone cold!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:Oh, how absolutely...
    :heehee: Welcome to a *real* "Gardener's World" :heehee: I go outside just for a cuppa and discover (to my horror) that hours have passed by ... worse yet ... my tea has gone cold!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:Oh, how absolutely WONDERful!!!!! :dbgrtmb: Have you posted asking for an ID on them? It would be great to have an idea on which...
    :heehee: Welcome to a *real* "Gardener's World" :heehee: I go outside just for a cuppa and discover (to my horror) that hours have passed by ... worse yet ... my tea has gone cold!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:Oh, how absolutely WONDERful!!!!! :dbgrtmb: Have you posted asking for an ID on...
    :heehee: Welcome to a *real* "Gardener's World" :heehee: I go outside just for a cuppa and discover (to my horror) that hours have passed by ... worse yet ... my tea has gone cold!!! :lunapic 130165696578242 5:Oh, how absolutely...
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  25. roders
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    What a farce Chelsea Flower show is!

    Looks like a WWI cemetery!:rasp:
    Looks like a WWI cemetery!:rasp:
    Looks like a WWI cemetery!:rasp:
    Looks like a WWI cemetery!:rasp:
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  26. Chris Holmes

    New lawn, finally growing. Some questions!

    Sounds like sage advice to me! And my thoughts exactly on the weeds.How would you recommend trimming when it comes to it, shearing or mowing?Generally, the collective internet seems to...
    Sounds like sage advice to me! And my thoughts exactly on the weeds.How would you recommend trimming when it comes to it, shearing or mowing?Generally, the collective internet seems to suggest that 3 to 3.5 inches is a good time to cut, and some clumps are certainly getting that way... Alan...
    Sounds like sage advice to me! And my thoughts exactly on the weeds.How would you recommend trimming when it comes to it, shearing or mowing?Generally, the collective internet seems to suggest that 3 to 3.5 inches is a good time to cut, and...
    Sounds like sage advice to me! And my thoughts exactly on the weeds.How would you recommend trimming when it comes to it, shearing or mowing?Generally, the collective internet seems to...
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  27. ARMANDII

    DISAPPOINTED.

    I used to do a big collective order with Parkers for clients and the local horticultural society. We gave up in the end because so many of the spring bulbs turned out either not to be the variety...
    I used to do a big collective order with Parkers for clients and the local horticultural society. We gave up in the end because so many of the spring bulbs turned out either not to be the variety ordered or they were diseased on arrival. A shame, because their prices are unbeatable, but only...
    I used to do a big collective order with Parkers for clients and the local horticultural society. We gave up in the end because so many of the spring bulbs turned out either not to be the variety ordered or they were diseased on arrival. A shame,...
    I used to do a big collective order with Parkers for clients and the local horticultural society. We gave up in the end because so many of the spring bulbs turned out either not to be the variety...
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  28. Yan

    Winter shade, summer sun plants

    Thanks Verdun!
    Thanks Verdun!
    Thanks Verdun!
    Thanks Verdun!
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  29. Fathead

    Neighbour Issues

    @Fathead I think that is a very poor situation for you to be in.. :mad:If me I would contact planning and ask them to come to you for an "on site" meeting as you want to know if this a breach of...
    @Fathead I think that is a very poor situation for you to be in.. :mad:If me I would contact planning and ask them to come to you for an "on site" meeting as you want to know if this a breach of planning, and privacy laws.. As they need to see it.. Stay very calm on the phone to the council and...
    @Fathead I think that is a very poor situation for you to be in.. :mad:If me I would contact planning and ask them to come to you for an "on site" meeting as you want to know if this a breach of planning, and privacy laws.. As they need to see...
    @Fathead I think that is a very poor situation for you to be in.. :mad:If me I would contact planning and ask them to come to you for an "on site" meeting as you want to know if this a breach of...
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  30. HarryS
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    Asda Tropical !

    Dont think you can beat Trachy or Chamaerops, personally. Both fan palms I know but look very different after a few years.Would be nice to find a reliably hardy feather type palm, but `I...
    Dont think you can beat Trachy or Chamaerops, personally. Both fan palms I know but look very different after a few years.Would be nice to find a reliably hardy feather type palm, but `I don't think there is one, I've got a reasonable Butia capitata that has survived 5 yrs or more, but I'm...
    Dont think you can beat Trachy or Chamaerops, personally. Both fan palms I know but look very different after a few years.Would be nice to find a reliably hardy feather type palm, but `I don't think there is one, I've got a reasonable Butia...
    Dont think you can beat Trachy or Chamaerops, personally. Both fan palms I know but look very different after a few years.Would be nice to find a reliably hardy feather type palm, but `I...
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  31. Marley Farley

    Uvularia

    @Palustris I had a feeling the molluscs would like it... It just has that look about it... Thanks [email protected] New to me too but looked so magnificent..
    @Palustris I had a feeling the molluscs would like it... It just has that look about it... Thanks [email protected] New to me too but looked so magnificent..
    @Palustris I had a feeling the molluscs would like it... It just has that look about it... Thanks [email protected] New to me too but looked so magnificent..
    @Palustris I had a feeling the molluscs would like it... It just has that look about it... Thanks [email protected] New to me too but looked so magnificent..
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  32. Janbristol

    What is this growing on this stem?

    I've got a feeling you might have something like a variegated willow there?Anyway, not really sure what you mean by, "what is this growing on the stem"??The large knot in the stem is the graft...
    I've got a feeling you might have something like a variegated willow there?Anyway, not really sure what you mean by, "what is this growing on the stem"??The large knot in the stem is the graft and the green leaved parts are coming from the rootstock and should be removed as close to the stem...
    I've got a feeling you might have something like a variegated willow there?Anyway, not really sure what you mean by, "what is this growing on the stem"??The large knot in the stem is the graft and the green leaved parts are coming from the...
    I've got a feeling you might have something like a variegated willow there?Anyway, not really sure what you mean by, "what is this growing on the stem"??The large knot in the stem is the graft...
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  33. Mr Grinch
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    Mr Grinch's Garden

    It would seem that DA and I agree on waiting for the roses to mature Mr Grinch. I think that feeding them in March/April and then again in June is to close together, I've always fed mine in March...
    It would seem that DA and I agree on waiting for the roses to mature Mr Grinch. I think that feeding them in March/April and then again in June is to close together, I've always fed mine in March as they start to leaf up and then mid July giving more space between feeds. I wouldn't feed any...
    It would seem that DA and I agree on waiting for the roses to mature Mr Grinch. I think that feeding them in March/April and then again in June is to close together, I've always fed mine in March as they start to leaf up and then mid July giving...
    It would seem that DA and I agree on waiting for the roses to mature Mr Grinch. I think that feeding them in March/April and then again in June is to close together, I've always fed mine in March...
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  34. fat controller

    Quick planter question - how deep?

    Two deep looks good to me - I would have to make mine longer and thinner though, or I would belt it with the car door getting out of the car
    Two deep looks good to me - I would have to make mine longer and thinner though, or I would belt it with the car door getting out of the car
    Two deep looks good to me - I would have to make mine longer and thinner though, or I would belt it with the car door getting out of the car
    Two deep looks good to me - I would have to make mine longer and thinner though, or I would belt it with the car door getting out of the car
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  35. Gwen austin

    id please

    I cut this one back to the ground 3 years ago :)
    I cut this one back to the ground 3 years ago :)
    I cut this one back to the ground 3 years ago :)
    I cut this one back to the ground 3 years ago :)
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  36. Gwen austin

    Id please

    Never disappointed many thanks
    Never disappointed many thanks
    Never disappointed many thanks
    Never disappointed many thanks
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  37. Yan

    Identifying a couple of shrubs

    Yes! We believe you!!! :whistle: :Wino: :nonofinger: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Yes! We believe you!!! :whistle: :Wino: :nonofinger: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Yes! We believe you!!! :whistle: :Wino: :nonofinger: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    Yes! We believe you!!! :whistle: :Wino: :nonofinger: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  38. wiseowl

    Fence Idea

    I would be tempted to plant a honeysuckle (or three!!) along there. Lots of different varieties, varying flowering times, etc. The foliage is similar to bindweed (which can sometimes be v...
    I would be tempted to plant a honeysuckle (or three!!) along there. Lots of different varieties, varying flowering times, etc. The foliage is similar to bindweed (which can sometimes be v frustrating). But if you are happy to tolerate it, they could intertwine, you would have big showy white...
    I would be tempted to plant a honeysuckle (or three!!) along there. Lots of different varieties, varying flowering times, etc. The foliage is similar to bindweed (which can sometimes be v frustrating). But if you are happy to tolerate it, they...
    I would be tempted to plant a honeysuckle (or three!!) along there. Lots of different varieties, varying flowering times, etc. The foliage is similar to bindweed (which can sometimes be v...
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  39. blacktulip

    Advise needed for my ponds...

    Whatever else you do, please don`t subject fish to these ponds until you`re sure they are sound - stick to plants. This is what I did with my small pool of water.
    Whatever else you do, please don`t subject fish to these ponds until you`re sure they are sound - stick to plants. This is what I did with my small pool of water.
    Whatever else you do, please don`t subject fish to these ponds until you`re sure they are sound - stick to plants. This is what I did with my small pool of water.
    Whatever else you do, please don`t subject fish to these ponds until you`re sure they are sound - stick to plants. This is what I did with my small pool of water.
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