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  2. Steve R
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    What to do in your garden right now..!

    Hi @LMcG1983 sorry but your trimming question seems to have been overlooked.:th scifD36: Perhaps i might suggest you put this question out on the main forum boards General Gardening Discussion so it will be...
    Hi @LMcG1983 sorry but your trimming question seems to have been overlooked.:th scifD36: Perhaps i might suggest you put this question out on the main forum boards General Gardening Discussion so it will be seen, I'm sorry not to be able to give you any advice re trimming as I've no experience with plants...
    Hi @LMcG1983 sorry but your trimming question seems to have been overlooked.:th scifD36: Perhaps i might suggest you put this question out on the main forum boards General Gardening Discussion so it will be seen, I'm sorry not to be able to give you any...
    Hi @LMcG1983 sorry but your trimming question seems to have been overlooked.:th scifD36: Perhaps i might suggest you put this question out on the main forum boards General Gardening Discussion so it will be...
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  4. Jack Sparrow

    Bulb planting 101. Where to start.

    @Jack Sparrow Read up on Muscari before planting they can become a problem. I removed buckets of them from a rockery when I moved here 20 years ago and I still have the odd one. However some...
    @Jack Sparrow Read up on Muscari before planting they can become a problem. I removed buckets of them from a rockery when I moved here 20 years ago and I still have the odd one. However some varieties are less weedy and less prone to spread. Anemone blanda is lovely and the leaves aren't too...
    @Jack Sparrow Read up on Muscari before planting they can become a problem. I removed buckets of them from a rockery when I moved here 20 years ago and I still have the odd one. However some varieties are less weedy and less prone to spread....
    @Jack Sparrow Read up on Muscari before planting they can become a problem. I removed buckets of them from a rockery when I moved here 20 years ago and I still have the odd one. However some...
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  5. zac123

    should i trim back the leader now?

    Agree, and on both zac :)
    Agree, and on both zac :)
    Agree, and on both zac :)
    Agree, and on both zac :)
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  6. Phoozzle

    Composting Advice!

    Thanks for all the advice.The compost is a bit wet and sludgy at the moment but it has plenty of worms in and beetles and woodlice and a few slugs. I would take this to be a good sign?Another...
    Thanks for all the advice.The compost is a bit wet and sludgy at the moment but it has plenty of worms in and beetles and woodlice and a few slugs. I would take this to be a good sign?Another couple of questions if I may?Green Fingered Blogger - If the cardboard is wet going in does this...
    Thanks for all the advice.The compost is a bit wet and sludgy at the moment but it has plenty of worms in and beetles and woodlice and a few slugs. I would take this to be a good sign?Another couple of questions if I may?Green Fingered...
    Thanks for all the advice.The compost is a bit wet and sludgy at the moment but it has plenty of worms in and beetles and woodlice and a few slugs. I would take this to be a good sign?Another...
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  7. peter121

    garlic

    thank you silu and carolineL was not sure you could use your home grown ones.regards peter.
    thank you silu and carolineL was not sure you could use your home grown ones.regards peter.
    thank you silu and carolineL was not sure you could use your home grown ones.regards peter.
    thank you silu and carolineL was not sure you could use your home grown ones.regards peter.
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  8. xantia

    Another "what's this"?

    By doing what Sian suggests I did manage to get rid of a tiny patch at our previous house, but it was tiny and it took over 5 years of removing every shoot which appeared on a daily basis.
    By doing what Sian suggests I did manage to get rid of a tiny patch at our previous house, but it was tiny and it took over 5 years of removing every shoot which appeared on a daily basis.
    By doing what Sian suggests I did manage to get rid of a tiny patch at our previous house, but it was tiny and it took over 5 years of removing every shoot which appeared on a daily basis.
    By doing what Sian suggests I did manage to get rid of a tiny patch at our previous house, but it was tiny and it took over 5 years of removing every shoot which appeared on a daily basis.
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  9. Statesidemanc

    Peas and Mildew

    Mildew on peas is usually something that happens towards the end of the season, often a bit dry at the roots and lacking that spring flush of growth as the days shorten.Personally I'd eat all I...
    Mildew on peas is usually something that happens towards the end of the season, often a bit dry at the roots and lacking that spring flush of growth as the days shorten.Personally I'd eat all I could and just buy new seed next year, saving your own might work, but is it really worth it? Good...
    Mildew on peas is usually something that happens towards the end of the season, often a bit dry at the roots and lacking that spring flush of growth as the days shorten.Personally I'd eat all I could and just buy new seed next year, saving your...
    Mildew on peas is usually something that happens towards the end of the season, often a bit dry at the roots and lacking that spring flush of growth as the days shorten.Personally I'd eat all I...
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  10. Faerie Gardener

    New Gardener needs advise... East Facing Garden?

    Think I would be tempted to have a bed by the garage wall for various veg and fruit. You can use the garage wall as a heat sink /reflector and a support for taller plants like blackberries,...
    Think I would be tempted to have a bed by the garage wall for various veg and fruit. You can use the garage wall as a heat sink /reflector and a support for taller plants like blackberries, raspberries, runner beans etc etc and space in front of them for the smaller crops like lettuce , beetroot...
    Think I would be tempted to have a bed by the garage wall for various veg and fruit. You can use the garage wall as a heat sink /reflector and a support for taller plants like blackberries, raspberries, runner beans etc etc and space in front of...
    Think I would be tempted to have a bed by the garage wall for various veg and fruit. You can use the garage wall as a heat sink /reflector and a support for taller plants like blackberries,...
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  11. hmltnangel

    Soil, what to do with it

    If it's going to be lawn then adding plenty of gravel would improve drainage rather than organic matter. The gravel would need working into the soil. The other thing is to aerate the soil, maybe...
    If it's going to be lawn then adding plenty of gravel would improve drainage rather than organic matter. The gravel would need working into the soil. The other thing is to aerate the soil, maybe it is compacted from the heavy equipment during the new build so you could try loosening it with a...
    If it's going to be lawn then adding plenty of gravel would improve drainage rather than organic matter. The gravel would need working into the soil. The other thing is to aerate the soil, maybe it is compacted from the heavy equipment during the...
    If it's going to be lawn then adding plenty of gravel would improve drainage rather than organic matter. The gravel would need working into the soil. The other thing is to aerate the soil, maybe...
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  12. Sally Parker

    Destroyed our Soil through Tilling?? How to get Rid of Weeds without Tilling????......

    If digging over in the spring to the depth of one spit is considered tilling then I am guilty and have been for 45 years or so. I need to do it even more since I've been growing green manure over...
    If digging over in the spring to the depth of one spit is considered tilling then I am guilty and have been for 45 years or so. I need to do it even more since I've been growing green manure over winter, cant imagine trying to smother that with a top dressing, and planting in the winter...
    If digging over in the spring to the depth of one spit is considered tilling then I am guilty and have been for 45 years or so. I need to do it even more since I've been growing green manure over winter, cant imagine trying to smother that with...
    If digging over in the spring to the depth of one spit is considered tilling then I am guilty and have been for 45 years or so. I need to do it even more since I've been growing green manure over...
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  13. Sonya

    How do i get rid off moss on my lawn without chemicals

    Hi Sonya, I have a similar problem to you as the entirety of my front lawn, and two thirds of my back has been overpowered by moss, and I also have a cat. A few years ago we put down a mosskiller...
    Hi Sonya, I have a similar problem to you as the entirety of my front lawn, and two thirds of my back has been overpowered by moss, and I also have a cat. A few years ago we put down a mosskiller and grass feed which was non-toxic to animals in the front garden. We had great success with that...
    Hi Sonya, I have a similar problem to you as the entirety of my front lawn, and two thirds of my back has been overpowered by moss, and I also have a cat. A few years ago we put down a mosskiller and grass feed which was non-toxic to animals in...
    Hi Sonya, I have a similar problem to you as the entirety of my front lawn, and two thirds of my back has been overpowered by moss, and I also have a cat. A few years ago we put down a mosskiller...
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  14. Sally Parker

    Hydrangea Cutting Wilted....

    Thanks for advice. Cut off the larger leaf earlier and left the bag off for most of today, as it was very cool in the room it is in. It's warmer now though, so have put the bag pack on. Pete, a...
    Thanks for advice. Cut off the larger leaf earlier and left the bag off for most of today, as it was very cool in the room it is in. It's warmer now though, so have put the bag pack on. Pete, a bottle's not really a good idea as it will most likely touch the plant, so think I'll stick with...
    Thanks for advice. Cut off the larger leaf earlier and left the bag off for most of today, as it was very cool in the room it is in. It's warmer now though, so have put the bag pack on. Pete, a bottle's not really a good idea as it will most...
    Thanks for advice. Cut off the larger leaf earlier and left the bag off for most of today, as it was very cool in the room it is in. It's warmer now though, so have put the bag pack on. Pete, a...
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  15. BloomWhereYou'rePlanted

    Clematis help needed

    I bet they loved the TLC though ;)
    I bet they loved the TLC though ;)
    I bet they loved the TLC though ;)
    I bet they loved the TLC though ;)
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  16. DMC611

    Laying New Turf

    Hi,Am no lawn laying expert, but your front is clearly a mature one, so your soil will probably be good enough as it is.If you push your spade right in, if it is still similar soil 9" down ...
    Hi,Am no lawn laying expert, but your front is clearly a mature one, so your soil will probably be good enough as it is.If you push your spade right in, if it is still similar soil 9" down then that should be fine ; if you have you a lot of clay or flints just below the surface thats a...
    Hi,Am no lawn laying expert, but your front is clearly a mature one, so your soil will probably be good enough as it is.If you push your spade right in, if it is still similar soil 9" down then that should be fine ; if you have you a lot of...
    Hi,Am no lawn laying expert, but your front is clearly a mature one, so your soil will probably be good enough as it is.If you push your spade right in, if it is still similar soil 9" down ...
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  17. sandhun

    How to create height and separation

    Right, thanks for your input everyone. For now, I'm keeping the lawn. Also, a valuable lesson I've learned from people on here, is not to attempt to tackle the entire garden simultaneously - I...
    Right, thanks for your input everyone. For now, I'm keeping the lawn. Also, a valuable lesson I've learned from people on here, is not to attempt to tackle the entire garden simultaneously - I ought to focus on one area at a time.In order to get another perspective I eventually enlisted the...
    Right, thanks for your input everyone. For now, I'm keeping the lawn. Also, a valuable lesson I've learned from people on here, is not to attempt to tackle the entire garden simultaneously - I ought to focus on one area at a time.In order to...
    Right, thanks for your input everyone. For now, I'm keeping the lawn. Also, a valuable lesson I've learned from people on here, is not to attempt to tackle the entire garden simultaneously - I...
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  18. Springreen

    How do I prune this please?

    Many thanks for all your comments! I spent a half hour a day pruning this bit of my garden, and this is what I get after a week:Reckon I will need another week to really clean it up...
    Many thanks for all your comments! I spent a half hour a day pruning this bit of my garden, and this is what I get after a week:Reckon I will need another week to really clean it up...
    Many thanks for all your comments! I spent a half hour a day pruning this bit of my garden, and this is what I get after a week:Reckon I will need another week to really clean it up...
    Many thanks for all your comments! I spent a half hour a day pruning this bit of my garden, and this is what I get after a week:Reckon I will need another week to really clean it up...
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  19. Oceangore

    What's eating my amaryllis?!

    I agree with @pete - wind damage and slugs (the clue there being the bulb damage). Amarylis leaves have fibres running through them that slugs can't get through hence the partial damage.
    I agree with @pete - wind damage and slugs (the clue there being the bulb damage). Amarylis leaves have fibres running through them that slugs can't get through hence the partial damage.
    I agree with @pete - wind damage and slugs (the clue there being the bulb damage). Amarylis leaves have fibres running through them that slugs can't get through hence the partial damage.
    I agree with @pete - wind damage and slugs (the clue there being the bulb damage). Amarylis leaves have fibres running through them that slugs can't get through hence the partial damage.
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  20. Elina

    Leaving flower bulbs in ground

    I got one Allium :)
    I got one Allium :)
    I got one Allium :)
    I got one Allium :)
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  21. Springreen

    Are these lavender too old to keep?

    Some cracking varieties around now Irmemac but sniff a couple to see what you like. :) My own have been flowering for several weeks and will be hard pruned soon to make a tight dense and neat...
    Some cracking varieties around now Irmemac but sniff a couple to see what you like. :) My own have been flowering for several weeks and will be hard pruned soon to make a tight dense and neat silver/green aromatic hedge. Five years old isn't too old if hard pruned annually......I kept a lavendar...
    Some cracking varieties around now Irmemac but sniff a couple to see what you like. :) My own have been flowering for several weeks and will be hard pruned soon to make a tight dense and neat silver/green aromatic hedge. Five years old isn't too...
    Some cracking varieties around now Irmemac but sniff a couple to see what you like. :) My own have been flowering for several weeks and will be hard pruned soon to make a tight dense and neat...
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  22. Elina

    Soil from old pots

    Thanks guys!
    Thanks guys!
    Thanks guys!
    Thanks guys!
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  23. taurusmmuk

    Mildew & fungus control

    Unfortunately I have no choice, so whatever happens I will learn from it. I usually go on holiday later in the year but again I have to go early this year so it will be part of the learning curve....
    Unfortunately I have no choice, so whatever happens I will learn from it. I usually go on holiday later in the year but again I have to go early this year so it will be part of the learning curve. Thanks for your help.
    Unfortunately I have no choice, so whatever happens I will learn from it. I usually go on holiday later in the year but again I have to go early this year so it will be part of the learning curve. Thanks for your help.
    Unfortunately I have no choice, so whatever happens I will learn from it. I usually go on holiday later in the year but again I have to go early this year so it will be part of the learning curve....
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