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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. gaeilicgal

    Overcut Avocado stem, help!

    Just dragged this one in off the allotment, I grew it this spring. Looking closely at the lower stem just above the old stone I can see dormant buds. If yours has similar i think it will reshoot...
    Just dragged this one in off the allotment, I grew it this spring. Looking closely at the lower stem just above the old stone I can see dormant buds. If yours has similar i think it will reshoot and maybe become multistemmed as your Aunt suggests.Mine is just starting to form a bushy head...
    Just dragged this one in off the allotment, I grew it this spring. Looking closely at the lower stem just above the old stone I can see dormant buds. If yours has similar i think it will reshoot and maybe become multistemmed as your Aunt...
    Just dragged this one in off the allotment, I grew it this spring. Looking closely at the lower stem just above the old stone I can see dormant buds. If yours has similar i think it will reshoot...
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  5. wren1

    Lilac and what to do with it

    I've got two lilacs I bought this year from a pound shop. They were around 10" tall. I did pot them into larger pots for a while as I thought they were bit small to put in ground. They grew very...
    I've got two lilacs I bought this year from a pound shop. They were around 10" tall. I did pot them into larger pots for a while as I thought they were bit small to put in ground. They grew very well and I planted them out end of May. Both have grown a little more, although they seem to be slow...
    I've got two lilacs I bought this year from a pound shop. They were around 10" tall. I did pot them into larger pots for a while as I thought they were bit small to put in ground. They grew very well and I planted them out end of May. Both have...
    I've got two lilacs I bought this year from a pound shop. They were around 10" tall. I did pot them into larger pots for a while as I thought they were bit small to put in ground. They grew very...
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  6. zac123

    should i trim back the leader now?

    Yes indeed zac. Some will argue it is too late now but do it asap. :) Makes for greater density
    Yes indeed zac. Some will argue it is too late now but do it asap. :) Makes for greater density
    Yes indeed zac. Some will argue it is too late now but do it asap. :) Makes for greater density
    Yes indeed zac. Some will argue it is too late now but do it asap. :) Makes for greater density
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  7. Sonya

    Lavatera seeds

    Sorry I didn't get this pic yesterday - I am having a bit of a flare up and not feeling to well this weekend.
    Sorry I didn't get this pic yesterday - I am having a bit of a flare up and not feeling to well this weekend.
    Sorry I didn't get this pic yesterday - I am having a bit of a flare up and not feeling to well this weekend.
    Sorry I didn't get this pic yesterday - I am having a bit of a flare up and not feeling to well this weekend.
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  8. sandhun

    How to create height and separation

    Sounds great @sandhun! And getting the work done this month is a good plan. Landscapers are less busy but the weather should be OK still, and you may also be able to find end-of-summer deals on...
    Sounds great @sandhun! And getting the work done this month is a good plan. Landscapers are less busy but the weather should be OK still, and you may also be able to find end-of-summer deals on things like obelisks, pots and Buddhas! On the plant front, it's the right time to buy and plant...
    Sounds great @sandhun! And getting the work done this month is a good plan. Landscapers are less busy but the weather should be OK still, and you may also be able to find end-of-summer deals on things like obelisks, pots and Buddhas! On the...
    Sounds great @sandhun! And getting the work done this month is a good plan. Landscapers are less busy but the weather should be OK still, and you may also be able to find end-of-summer deals on...
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  9. Elina

    What and when to plant for 365days of floral blossom

    :goodpost:Yes @Clare G thats what makes gardening sooooo interesting everyone's individual tastes and likes :spinning:...no one answer is correct or fits all ;) Im always fascinated by other gardens and how folk came...
    :goodpost:Yes @Clare G thats what makes gardening sooooo interesting everyone's individual tastes and likes :spinning:...no one answer is correct or fits all ;) Im always fascinated by other gardens and how folk came to their final garden style- wish we had more telly programs on regular peoples gardens up and down...
    :goodpost:Yes @Clare G thats what makes gardening sooooo interesting everyone's individual tastes and likes :spinning:...no one answer is correct or fits all ;) Im always fascinated by other gardens and how folk came to their final garden style- wish we had more...
    :goodpost:Yes @Clare G thats what makes gardening sooooo interesting everyone's individual tastes and likes :spinning:...no one answer is correct or fits all ;) Im always fascinated by other gardens and how folk came...
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  10. taurusmmuk

    Winter flowers

    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This will enable the plants to concentrate on root growth. They will flower all the better for it albeit...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This will enable the plants to concentrate on root...
    You dont say how big but I would pot them up and then plant out in a few weeks when bigger and recovered from being in transit One important thing to do is to remove any flowers and buds. This...
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  11. PJ21

    Advice On Preparing Ground Grass Seed

    do a good dance with this---- Amazon.com : Maggift Lawn Aerator Shoes Nylon, Grass shoes Spikes 3 Straps with Metal Buckles Size Adjustable : Patio, Lawn & Garden
    do a good dance with this---- Amazon.com : Maggift Lawn Aerator Shoes Nylon, Grass shoes Spikes 3 Straps with Metal Buckles Size Adjustable : Patio, Lawn & Garden
    do a good dance with this---- Amazon.com : Maggift Lawn Aerator Shoes Nylon, Grass shoes Spikes 3 Straps with Metal Buckles Size Adjustable : Patio, Lawn & Garden
    do a good dance with this---- Amazon.com : Maggift Lawn Aerator Shoes Nylon, Grass shoes Spikes 3 Straps with Metal Buckles Size Adjustable : Patio, Lawn & Garden
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  12. Jack Sparrow

    Bulb planting 101. Where to start.

    The snowdrops I dug out when I decluttered my front bed I put in a pot full of compost. When I went pack to the pot earlier this week they were all taking root. I planted out some and put the rest...
    The snowdrops I dug out when I decluttered my front bed I put in a pot full of compost. When I went pack to the pot earlier this week they were all taking root. I planted out some and put the rest back in the pot. I am hoping I will be in a position to plant out some more before the bad weather...
    The snowdrops I dug out when I decluttered my front bed I put in a pot full of compost. When I went pack to the pot earlier this week they were all taking root. I planted out some and put the rest back in the pot. I am hoping I will be in a...
    The snowdrops I dug out when I decluttered my front bed I put in a pot full of compost. When I went pack to the pot earlier this week they were all taking root. I planted out some and put the rest...
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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