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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. Carlqua

    Non-reproductive Seeds?

    Well, like they say, anybody who can claim to remember the '60s wasn't actually there! :spinning::biggrin:
    Well, like they say, anybody who can claim to remember the '60s wasn't actually there! :spinning::biggrin:
    Well, like they say, anybody who can claim to remember the '60s wasn't actually there! :spinning::biggrin:
    Well, like they say, anybody who can claim to remember the '60s wasn't actually there! :spinning::biggrin:
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  5. Outlander

    Planting a Juneberry tree in a container.

    Thanks @Tetters tht is certainly a lovely looking tree. I'm having a think.
    Thanks @Tetters tht is certainly a lovely looking tree. I'm having a think.
    Thanks @Tetters tht is certainly a lovely looking tree. I'm having a think.
    Thanks @Tetters tht is certainly a lovely looking tree. I'm having a think.
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  6. asl9791

    New to gardening

    Considering your lawn has been scarified it doesn't look in bad condition. I would be inclined to leave it over this winter and use a weed and feed next Spring to encourage the grass to grow and...
    Considering your lawn has been scarified it doesn't look in bad condition. I would be inclined to leave it over this winter and use a weed and feed next Spring to encourage the grass to grow and thicken. With the moss gone that should be enough, but if not you could top dress and seed it if it...
    Considering your lawn has been scarified it doesn't look in bad condition. I would be inclined to leave it over this winter and use a weed and feed next Spring to encourage the grass to grow and thicken. With the moss gone that should be enough,...
    Considering your lawn has been scarified it doesn't look in bad condition. I would be inclined to leave it over this winter and use a weed and feed next Spring to encourage the grass to grow and...
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  7. wren1

    Id help please!

    :sign0016: to the forum @Steve Ratcliffe. just read this thread, and agree with you. Your plant is far more likely to be Saponaria @wren1 ...... well spotted Steve :blue thumb:
    :sign0016: to the forum @Steve Ratcliffe. just read this thread, and agree with you. Your plant is far more likely to be Saponaria @wren1 ...... well spotted Steve :blue thumb:
    :sign0016: to the forum @Steve Ratcliffe. just read this thread, and agree with you. Your plant is far more likely to be Saponaria @wren1 ...... well spotted Steve :blue thumb:
    :sign0016: to the forum @Steve Ratcliffe. just read this thread, and agree with you. Your plant is far more likely to be Saponaria @wren1 ...... well spotted Steve :blue thumb:
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  8. wren1

    Fuschia flowers too heavy for stem

    Hi,Yes ,they are very similar plants in terms of flower, but DS is about twice the height.I have grown DS in a pot for several years, and it can droop over the side of the pot a bit but still...
    Hi,Yes ,they are very similar plants in terms of flower, but DS is about twice the height.I have grown DS in a pot for several years, and it can droop over the side of the pot a bit but still has a good canopy about 2ft high. LD is a new one on me, not gown or seen it before.Not sure...
    Hi,Yes ,they are very similar plants in terms of flower, but DS is about twice the height.I have grown DS in a pot for several years, and it can droop over the side of the pot a bit but still has a good canopy about 2ft high. LD is a new one...
    Hi,Yes ,they are very similar plants in terms of flower, but DS is about twice the height.I have grown DS in a pot for several years, and it can droop over the side of the pot a bit but still...
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  9. jumanji

    What to do here before winter...

    empty fountains. bag all outside cushions tuck inside gazebo, get cat house organized with heater, and water bowl with heater, take inside plants inside, replant any bulbs that was thinned...
    empty fountains. bag all outside cushions tuck inside gazebo, get cat house organized with heater, and water bowl with heater, take inside plants inside, replant any bulbs that was thinned earlier, use up some mulch. put grill away, set up Christmas lights. rake leaves, rake more leaves, ...
    empty fountains. bag all outside cushions tuck inside gazebo, get cat house organized with heater, and water bowl with heater, take inside plants inside, replant any bulbs that was thinned earlier, use up some mulch. put grill away, set up...
    empty fountains. bag all outside cushions tuck inside gazebo, get cat house organized with heater, and water bowl with heater, take inside plants inside, replant any bulbs that was thinned...
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  10. wren1

    Can I save my Dracaena?

    Thank you everyone. I will try. Spring is a long time to wait :(
    Thank you everyone. I will try. Spring is a long time to wait :(
    Thank you everyone. I will try. Spring is a long time to wait :(
    Thank you everyone. I will try. Spring is a long time to wait :(
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  11. Joools

    Buddleia help

    If you deadhead regularly your buddleia will flower much longer too Jools:)
    If you deadhead regularly your buddleia will flower much longer too Jools:)
    If you deadhead regularly your buddleia will flower much longer too Jools:)
    If you deadhead regularly your buddleia will flower much longer too Jools:)
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  12. Paul Raybould
    Like x 3

    New to the world of gardening

    Thank you for the tip I was thinking about a small tree at the back near the fence. I’m also thinking about an arch at the entrance to the seating area with some climbing roses
    Thank you for the tip I was thinking about a small tree at the back near the fence. I’m also thinking about an arch at the entrance to the seating area with some climbing roses
    Thank you for the tip I was thinking about a small tree at the back near the fence. I’m also thinking about an arch at the entrance to the seating area with some climbing roses
    Thank you for the tip I was thinking about a small tree at the back near the fence. I’m also thinking about an arch at the entrance to the seating area with some climbing roses
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  13. BSummers

    Wisteria Frutescens HELP

    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
    Thank you for sound advice. Will let you know how i get on .
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  14. Stigofthe

    Wisteria advice.

    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
    Thanks @pete I would do it differently but....all is well..
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  15. TKM

    Random tree appeared - should I remove?

    Thanks! Although with my lack of gardening knowlede and the Yew's potential toxicity, I may just remove for now.
    Thanks! Although with my lack of gardening knowlede and the Yew's potential toxicity, I may just remove for now.
    Thanks! Although with my lack of gardening knowlede and the Yew's potential toxicity, I may just remove for now.
    Thanks! Although with my lack of gardening knowlede and the Yew's potential toxicity, I may just remove for now.
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  16. mazambo

    Woody Lavender

    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
    @Verdun :blue thumb:
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  17. Muriel

    Autumn sowing of hardy annuals

    As a trial I sowed Cornflower, Coreopsis, Pansies, Honeywort, Lavateria, Sweet pea and was so delighted that they have all germinated and since been potted on. They are still in situ in my cold...
    As a trial I sowed Cornflower, Coreopsis, Pansies, Honeywort, Lavateria, Sweet pea and was so delighted that they have all germinated and since been potted on. They are still in situ in my cold greenhouse and look very healthy at the moment but how do I overwinter them. I have an option to use a...
    As a trial I sowed Cornflower, Coreopsis, Pansies, Honeywort, Lavateria, Sweet pea and was so delighted that they have all germinated and since been potted on. They are still in situ in my cold greenhouse and look very healthy at the moment but...
    As a trial I sowed Cornflower, Coreopsis, Pansies, Honeywort, Lavateria, Sweet pea and was so delighted that they have all germinated and since been potted on. They are still in situ in my cold...
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  18. hoofy

    No worms.

    Hi @hoofy, if you can manage any more digging it would be best to get some of the old, infertile soil out. We made a new big border this spring and first took the grass off and then dug away about...
    Hi @hoofy, if you can manage any more digging it would be best to get some of the old, infertile soil out. We made a new big border this spring and first took the grass off and then dug away about spade deep of the rock-hard wormless clay and rubble. In went hundreds and hundreds of litres of...
    Hi @hoofy, if you can manage any more digging it would be best to get some of the old, infertile soil out. We made a new big border this spring and first took the grass off and then dug away about spade deep of the rock-hard wormless clay and...
    Hi @hoofy, if you can manage any more digging it would be best to get some of the old, infertile soil out. We made a new big border this spring and first took the grass off and then dug away about...
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  19. Kennywesley

    New bungalow garden - blank canvas raised beds

    Hi all thanks for all the replies. We can now share our before and after photos. I'm going to start putting bulbs in this week and hopefully some evergreen shrubs.We are hoping to get some...
    Hi all thanks for all the replies. We can now share our before and after photos. I'm going to start putting bulbs in this week and hopefully some evergreen shrubs.We are hoping to get some colour all year round any advice in that sense would be appreciated our next project is putting a...
    Hi all thanks for all the replies. We can now share our before and after photos. I'm going to start putting bulbs in this week and hopefully some evergreen shrubs.We are hoping to get some colour all year round any advice in that sense...
    Hi all thanks for all the replies. We can now share our before and after photos. I'm going to start putting bulbs in this week and hopefully some evergreen shrubs.We are hoping to get some...
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  20. Outlander

    Sedum Carl

    Thanks for your reply I think pretty much all that you said tbh. i'm not sure there is anywhere in the garden where it will get sun all day but will look at it with a view to moving if...
    Thanks for your reply I think pretty much all that you said tbh. i'm not sure there is anywhere in the garden where it will get sun all day but will look at it with a view to moving if necessary.Soil is not very well drained. I am constantly adding grit to improve. It's not clay or anything...
    Thanks for your reply I think pretty much all that you said tbh. i'm not sure there is anywhere in the garden where it will get sun all day but will look at it with a view to moving if necessary.Soil is not very well drained. I am constantly...
    Thanks for your reply I think pretty much all that you said tbh. i'm not sure there is anywhere in the garden where it will get sun all day but will look at it with a view to moving if...
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  21. TKM

    Is there no saving this?

    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
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  22. Jharrity

    Old bulbs

    I agree with Tetters - just plant them, you have nothing to lose. I wouldn't bother trying to get them to sprout - depending on the bulb type not a lot happens until the spring as they need a...
    I agree with Tetters - just plant them, you have nothing to lose. I wouldn't bother trying to get them to sprout - depending on the bulb type not a lot happens until the spring as they need a period of cold weather to trigger top growth.
    I agree with Tetters - just plant them, you have nothing to lose. I wouldn't bother trying to get them to sprout - depending on the bulb type not a lot happens until the spring as they need a period of cold weather to trigger top growth.
    I agree with Tetters - just plant them, you have nothing to lose. I wouldn't bother trying to get them to sprout - depending on the bulb type not a lot happens until the spring as they need a...
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  23. Paul B

    Cutting back a hedge

    Many thanks to all those who have contributed.I think the suggestion of Prunus lusitanica is the closest species match thus far. The fine details match and overall it does have a laurel-like...
    Many thanks to all those who have contributed.I think the suggestion of Prunus lusitanica is the closest species match thus far. The fine details match and overall it does have a laurel-like appearance.Spring seems like the best idea for a heavy prune - thanks @WeeTam and I will probably...
    Many thanks to all those who have contributed.I think the suggestion of Prunus lusitanica is the closest species match thus far. The fine details match and overall it does have a laurel-like appearance.Spring seems like the best idea for a...
    Many thanks to all those who have contributed.I think the suggestion of Prunus lusitanica is the closest species match thus far. The fine details match and overall it does have a laurel-like...
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