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  1. Sienna's Blossom

    North facing window box ideas

    They're so pretty, would never have thought of that!
    They're so pretty, would never have thought of that!
    They're so pretty, would never have thought of that!
    They're so pretty, would never have thought of that!
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  2. ARMANDII

    WHAT DO YOU THINK, THIS ONE OR THAT ONE.

    That explanes it then and the wet sand :dbgrtmb:As i've hauled compost and peat and other things i got to know how much things weighted to volume and when you said 70 tons of compost i thought " that...
    That explanes it then and the wet sand :dbgrtmb:As i've hauled compost and peat and other things i got to know how much things weighted to volume and when you said 70 tons of compost i thought " that is alot" and would have been one big heap!!! :snorky:
    That explanes it then and the wet sand :dbgrtmb:As i've hauled compost and peat and other things i got to know how much things weighted to volume and when you said 70 tons of compost i thought " that is alot" and would have been one big heap!!! :snorky:
    That explanes it then and the wet sand :dbgrtmb:As i've hauled compost and peat and other things i got to know how much things weighted to volume and when you said 70 tons of compost i thought " that...
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  3. Petemz

    Spring in the garden. 2019 ?

    @Clare G My new additions last year also included kniphofia popsicle, lamium and crab apple. All are doing really well. By next spring the lamium should be big enough to split and spread. In a few...
    @Clare G My new additions last year also included kniphofia popsicle, lamium and crab apple. All are doing really well. By next spring the lamium should be big enough to split and spread. In a few years I should have enough to cover the whole border, and all from one sorry looking plant picked...
    @Clare G My new additions last year also included kniphofia popsicle, lamium and crab apple. All are doing really well. By next spring the lamium should be big enough to split and spread. In a few years I should have enough to cover the whole...
    @Clare G My new additions last year also included kniphofia popsicle, lamium and crab apple. All are doing really well. By next spring the lamium should be big enough to split and spread. In a few...
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  4. Sheal

    Weigela

    I have two purple ones also, love the dark leaf color against the green around them, it looks nice with a large blue hosta near them.
    I have two purple ones also, love the dark leaf color against the green around them, it looks nice with a large blue hosta near them.
    I have two purple ones also, love the dark leaf color against the green around them, it looks nice with a large blue hosta near them.
    I have two purple ones also, love the dark leaf color against the green around them, it looks nice with a large blue hosta near them.
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  5. SimonZ

    Geum quellyon

    Most geums are similar to one another in soils and looking after but there are some website's dealing with different sorts of different geums so it would be good to look them up for...
    Most geums are similar to one another in soils and looking after but there are some website's dealing with different sorts of different geums so it would be good to look them up for more info, Geums are proving to be popular as some are said to be slug free plant as well as...
    Most geums are similar to one another in soils and looking after but there are some website's dealing with different sorts of different geums so it would be good to look them up for more info, Geums are proving to be popular as...
    Most geums are similar to one another in soils and looking after but there are some website's dealing with different sorts of different geums so it would be good to look them up for...
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  6. Zigs
    Locked
    Like x 10

    WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN NOVEMBER 2018

    Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' looking good in the sunshine after last week's rain ...
    Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' looking good in the sunshine after last week's rain ...
    Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' looking good in the sunshine after last week's rain ...
    Brugmansia 'Charles Grimaldi' looking good in the sunshine after last week's rain ...
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  7. Mike Allen

    Planning for 2019

    I'll be ordering my plug plants for 2019 this week , to get the discount and free postage offer. They are delivered third week in March for potting on . Seeds are ordered in January , mainly from...
    I'll be ordering my plug plants for 2019 this week , to get the discount and free postage offer. They are delivered third week in March for potting on . Seeds are ordered in January , mainly from Ebay and a few from T and M . I need a few ideas for new seeds,plants , so will be avidly reading GC...
    I'll be ordering my plug plants for 2019 this week , to get the discount and free postage offer. They are delivered third week in March for potting on . Seeds are ordered in January , mainly from Ebay and a few from T and M . I need a few ideas...
    I'll be ordering my plug plants for 2019 this week , to get the discount and free postage offer. They are delivered third week in March for potting on . Seeds are ordered in January , mainly from...
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  8. Zigs
    Like x 9

    Look what I nicked off Tetters

    What the heck?........Oh nooo ......:doh::itchy:
    What the heck?........Oh nooo ......:doh::itchy:
    What the heck?........Oh nooo ......:doh::itchy:
    What the heck?........Oh nooo ......:doh::itchy:
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  9. clanless

    Skipping along today

    I think skips have been designed with a built in safety factor, it would be nigh on impossible to fill a 2 tonne skip with 5 tonne of rubble for instance, I've always filled my skips to the "fill...
    I think skips have been designed with a built in safety factor, it would be nigh on impossible to fill a 2 tonne skip with 5 tonne of rubble for instance, I've always filled my skips to the "fill level" or not much more, but i have seen skips made 2ft higher by doors around the edge and still be...
    I think skips have been designed with a built in safety factor, it would be nigh on impossible to fill a 2 tonne skip with 5 tonne of rubble for instance, I've always filled my skips to the "fill level" or not much more, but i have seen skips...
    I think skips have been designed with a built in safety factor, it would be nigh on impossible to fill a 2 tonne skip with 5 tonne of rubble for instance, I've always filled my skips to the "fill...
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  10. trogre

    Weather Station

    Thanks to all for your help, plenty for me to look into with hardware & very local forecasts. It seems only like last year but since time flys by it is probaly nearer several years but I remember...
    Thanks to all for your help, plenty for me to look into with hardware & very local forecasts. It seems only like last year but since time flys by it is probaly nearer several years but I remember the met office were spending about £60 million on a new computer which would make weather forecasts...
    Thanks to all for your help, plenty for me to look into with hardware & very local forecasts. It seems only like last year but since time flys by it is probaly nearer several years but I remember the met office were spending about £60 million on...
    Thanks to all for your help, plenty for me to look into with hardware & very local forecasts. It seems only like last year but since time flys by it is probaly nearer several years but I remember...
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  11. NigelJ

    Amaryllis belladonna not flowering

    Mine bloom every year in a shaded (by Jacaranda and Melaleuca) dry rockery in clay earth. Have had them for 14 or more years.
    Mine bloom every year in a shaded (by Jacaranda and Melaleuca) dry rockery in clay earth. Have had them for 14 or more years.
    Mine bloom every year in a shaded (by Jacaranda and Melaleuca) dry rockery in clay earth. Have had them for 14 or more years.
    Mine bloom every year in a shaded (by Jacaranda and Melaleuca) dry rockery in clay earth. Have had them for 14 or more years.
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  12. Bobster64
    Friendly x 5

    Planting for a north facing cremation plot

    @Tetters I have Rebecca and Limpsfield but would like a Jaqueline Postel too. Love the scents.
    @Tetters I have Rebecca and Limpsfield but would like a Jaqueline Postel too. Love the scents.
    @Tetters I have Rebecca and Limpsfield but would like a Jaqueline Postel too. Love the scents.
    @Tetters I have Rebecca and Limpsfield but would like a Jaqueline Postel too. Love the scents.
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  13. SimonZ

    What to do for this sedum? (yellowing leaves)

    I have the same Sedum Simon and leave mine to die back fully. In early Spring you should be able to pull the old stems away gently and will see the new ones already budding underneath.
    I have the same Sedum Simon and leave mine to die back fully. In early Spring you should be able to pull the old stems away gently and will see the new ones already budding underneath.
    I have the same Sedum Simon and leave mine to die back fully. In early Spring you should be able to pull the old stems away gently and will see the new ones already budding underneath.
    I have the same Sedum Simon and leave mine to die back fully. In early Spring you should be able to pull the old stems away gently and will see the new ones already budding underneath.
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  14. Sheal
    Like x 3

    The effects of garden lighting?

    That is almost total coverage on the eastern half! Knowing what States lie underneath those lights that have green open areas, I would say much of that light pollution is unnecessary.
    That is almost total coverage on the eastern half! Knowing what States lie underneath those lights that have green open areas, I would say much of that light pollution is unnecessary.
    That is almost total coverage on the eastern half! Knowing what States lie underneath those lights that have green open areas, I would say much of that light pollution is unnecessary.
    That is almost total coverage on the eastern half! Knowing what States lie underneath those lights that have green open areas, I would say much of that light pollution is unnecessary.
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  15. HarryS

    Brookside Nursery 15% Discount

    Thanks for the tip off Harry, I will look to see what I need. Right now nearly all my cuttings are doing OK but I wonder if they will survive the winter so might order some from Brookside as...
    Thanks for the tip off Harry, I will look to see what I need. Right now nearly all my cuttings are doing OK but I wonder if they will survive the winter so might order some from Brookside as insurance.
    Thanks for the tip off Harry, I will look to see what I need. Right now nearly all my cuttings are doing OK but I wonder if they will survive the winter so might order some from Brookside as insurance.
    Thanks for the tip off Harry, I will look to see what I need. Right now nearly all my cuttings are doing OK but I wonder if they will survive the winter so might order some from Brookside as...
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  16. Clare G

    your tips for encouraging violas to keep flowering over the winter?

    I do like Violas Clare, I bought a tray or two last spring for our caravan. They flowered very well all early summer. In late summer I noted a lot of growth in the limestone gravel under the...
    I do like Violas Clare, I bought a tray or two last spring for our caravan. They flowered very well all early summer. In late summer I noted a lot of growth in the limestone gravel under the planters.... they had self seeded in the hottest and driest summer for years !
    I do like Violas Clare, I bought a tray or two last spring for our caravan. They flowered very well all early summer. In late summer I noted a lot of growth in the limestone gravel under the planters.... they had self seeded in the hottest and...
    I do like Violas Clare, I bought a tray or two last spring for our caravan. They flowered very well all early summer. In late summer I noted a lot of growth in the limestone gravel under the...
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  17. Mike Allen
    Like x 5

    Now here's a challenge. What kind of gardener are YOU?

    Up until a year or so ago gardening was a chore for me. I tended to do the lifting and shifting jobs. Now that I have a bit more free time Ive started to enjoy my time gardening.Plant...
    Up until a year or so ago gardening was a chore for me. I tended to do the lifting and shifting jobs. Now that I have a bit more free time Ive started to enjoy my time gardening.Plant preference is tropical / tropical feel and arid. We have a tropical area, a med. area and now planting an...
    Up until a year or so ago gardening was a chore for me. I tended to do the lifting and shifting jobs. Now that I have a bit more free time Ive started to enjoy my time gardening.Plant preference is tropical / tropical feel and arid. We have...
    Up until a year or so ago gardening was a chore for me. I tended to do the lifting and shifting jobs. Now that I have a bit more free time Ive started to enjoy my time gardening.Plant...
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  18. Snorky85

    Do these need to go in the greenhouse over winter??

    I'll def bring them in. The shineyland ones are the green one at the top and the greyish one on the right
    I'll def bring them in. The shineyland ones are the green one at the top and the greyish one on the right
    I'll def bring them in. The shineyland ones are the green one at the top and the greyish one on the right
    I'll def bring them in. The shineyland ones are the green one at the top and the greyish one on the right
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  19. HarryS

    When to Move a Montana Clematis ?

    Cheers @Verdun , I was hoping now would be OK . Just had a new fence fitted , so would like to get the Montanas topping it next year. I will fill the hole with a soil sand and MPC mix , and use...
    Cheers @Verdun , I was hoping now would be OK . Just had a new fence fitted , so would like to get the Montanas topping it next year. I will fill the hole with a soil sand and MPC mix , and use a Gro-More slow release feed. Can't use blood fish and bone or Molly and Bella ( with us for a week...
    Cheers @Verdun , I was hoping now would be OK . Just had a new fence fitted , so would like to get the Montanas topping it next year. I will fill the hole with a soil sand and MPC mix , and use a Gro-More slow release feed. Can't use blood fish...
    Cheers @Verdun , I was hoping now would be OK . Just had a new fence fitted , so would like to get the Montanas topping it next year. I will fill the hole with a soil sand and MPC mix , and use...
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  20. Sheal

    Ilex - Holly

    Thank you for the information @Barb in Pa but the two Hollies I have are quite enough for my garden. :thumbsup:Thank you too That's what I needed to know. :) Because I've planted them side by side and...
    Thank you for the information @Barb in Pa but the two Hollies I have are quite enough for my garden. :thumbsup:Thank you too That's what I needed to know. :) Because I've planted them side by side and against a boundary I needed to get the spacing right, not only for their growth but access to the...
    Thank you for the information @Barb in Pa but the two Hollies I have are quite enough for my garden. :thumbsup:Thank you too That's what I needed to know. :) Because I've planted them side by side and against a boundary I needed to get the spacing...
    Thank you for the information @Barb in Pa but the two Hollies I have are quite enough for my garden. :thumbsup:Thank you too That's what I needed to know. :) Because I've planted them side by side and...
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