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  2. Steve R
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    Like x 17

    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. Paul Raybould
    Like x 3

    New to the world of gardening

    That’s great thank you very much. I will nip round to my mums and take some cuttings soon and make a start on creating the first of the borders. Only concentrating on the one for next year and...
    That’s great thank you very much. I will nip round to my mums and take some cuttings soon and make a start on creating the first of the borders. Only concentrating on the one for next year and then will add another so I don’t get overwhelmed with it
    That’s great thank you very much. I will nip round to my mums and take some cuttings soon and make a start on creating the first of the borders. Only concentrating on the one for next year and then will add another so I don’t get overwhelmed with it
    That’s great thank you very much. I will nip round to my mums and take some cuttings soon and make a start on creating the first of the borders. Only concentrating on the one for next year and...
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  5. TKM

    Help identify this please?

    Ok great, thanks!
    Ok great, thanks!
    Ok great, thanks!
    Ok great, thanks!
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  6. kelton2000

    Leaf eaters?

    Looks like caterpillars or possibly slugs. I'd not worry too much at this late stage in the season, but if you go out at night with a torch you might find the culprit.
    Looks like caterpillars or possibly slugs. I'd not worry too much at this late stage in the season, but if you go out at night with a torch you might find the culprit.
    Looks like caterpillars or possibly slugs. I'd not worry too much at this late stage in the season, but if you go out at night with a torch you might find the culprit.
    Looks like caterpillars or possibly slugs. I'd not worry too much at this late stage in the season, but if you go out at night with a torch you might find the culprit.
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  7. Jharrity

    Old bulbs

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained :noidea: It will do no harm to plant them, they won`t grow if they`re in the bin. :sign0016:to the forum @Jharrity it is good to see you here :)
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained :noidea: It will do no harm to plant them, they won`t grow if they`re in the bin. :sign0016:to the forum @Jharrity it is good to see you here :)
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained :noidea: It will do no harm to plant them, they won`t grow if they`re in the bin. :sign0016:to the forum @Jharrity it is good to see you here :)
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained :noidea: It will do no harm to plant them, they won`t grow if they`re in the bin. :sign0016:to the forum @Jharrity it is good to see you here :)
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  8. John Dalrymple
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    Birds at last!

    Cheers all, but I can't take credit for the whole garden, the hard landscaping, bed preparation and structural planting was done professionally. I'm 70 and it'd have been a big ask to sort a new...
    Cheers all, but I can't take credit for the whole garden, the hard landscaping, bed preparation and structural planting was done professionally. I'm 70 and it'd have been a big ask to sort a new build heavy clay plot myself! We did all the herbaceous and annual planting, arches etc.
    Cheers all, but I can't take credit for the whole garden, the hard landscaping, bed preparation and structural planting was done professionally. I'm 70 and it'd have been a big ask to sort a new build heavy clay plot myself! We did all the...
    Cheers all, but I can't take credit for the whole garden, the hard landscaping, bed preparation and structural planting was done professionally. I'm 70 and it'd have been a big ask to sort a new...
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  9. KatLeb

    Young wisteria training

    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
    Should be covered in no time!
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  10. James Allison

    Just moved in... I don't know what to do!

    ?? If you're going to use weedkiller just do it at the start and be done with it!
    ?? If you're going to use weedkiller just do it at the start and be done with it!
    ?? If you're going to use weedkiller just do it at the start and be done with it!
    ?? If you're going to use weedkiller just do it at the start and be done with it!
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  11. BSummers

    Wisteria Frutescens HELP

    Just read this from the start, im so sorry for your loss. Im not able to advise about the wisteria but I'm sure someone will be able to. It's a beautiful plant, good luck
    Just read this from the start, im so sorry for your loss. Im not able to advise about the wisteria but I'm sure someone will be able to. It's a beautiful plant, good luck
    Just read this from the start, im so sorry for your loss. Im not able to advise about the wisteria but I'm sure someone will be able to. It's a beautiful plant, good luck
    Just read this from the start, im so sorry for your loss. Im not able to advise about the wisteria but I'm sure someone will be able to. It's a beautiful plant, good luck
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  12. Mane

    Garden beds and flower seeds to grow in Oct

    Appreciate your help and ideas to learn
    Appreciate your help and ideas to learn
    Appreciate your help and ideas to learn
    Appreciate your help and ideas to learn
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  13. ET1911

    HELP! Where do I even begin?!

    Right, I'm off to cut my lawns.......the softness underfoot, that smell, those stripes, the satisfaction, and it is such a beautifully sunny day too :snorky:
    Right, I'm off to cut my lawns.......the softness underfoot, that smell, those stripes, the satisfaction, and it is such a beautifully sunny day too :snorky:
    Right, I'm off to cut my lawns.......the softness underfoot, that smell, those stripes, the satisfaction, and it is such a beautifully sunny day too :snorky:
    Right, I'm off to cut my lawns.......the softness underfoot, that smell, those stripes, the satisfaction, and it is such a beautifully sunny day too :snorky:
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  14. Outlander

    Cosmos

    I have grown cosmos as very large plants. By potting on regularly into 5 litre or 10 litre pots eventually planting out, stopping shoots and preventing flowering until mid summer cosmos will make...
    I have grown cosmos as very large plants. By potting on regularly into 5 litre or 10 litre pots eventually planting out, stopping shoots and preventing flowering until mid summer cosmos will make superb September and autumn plants. They can be tied in against a warm wall, fence etc., to make...
    I have grown cosmos as very large plants. By potting on regularly into 5 litre or 10 litre pots eventually planting out, stopping shoots and preventing flowering until mid summer cosmos will make superb September and autumn plants. They can be...
    I have grown cosmos as very large plants. By potting on regularly into 5 litre or 10 litre pots eventually planting out, stopping shoots and preventing flowering until mid summer cosmos will make...
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  15. Outlander

    Is this Box blight?

    As an update, I discovered that the roots were indeed soggy. I tried to save the plant but alas had to throw it out in the end. The other one is still fine and I water it maybe once a week if it's...
    As an update, I discovered that the roots were indeed soggy. I tried to save the plant but alas had to throw it out in the end. The other one is still fine and I water it maybe once a week if it's lucky.:biggrin:
    As an update, I discovered that the roots were indeed soggy. I tried to save the plant but alas had to throw it out in the end. The other one is still fine and I water it maybe once a week if it's lucky.:biggrin:
    As an update, I discovered that the roots were indeed soggy. I tried to save the plant but alas had to throw it out in the end. The other one is still fine and I water it maybe once a week if it's...
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  16. LizG

    Advice needed re: privet hedge

    Agree Redwing. Privet is easy, tough and, when trimmed well, is attractive. I grow a yellow variety which is a delightful plant :)
    Agree Redwing. Privet is easy, tough and, when trimmed well, is attractive. I grow a yellow variety which is a delightful plant :)
    Agree Redwing. Privet is easy, tough and, when trimmed well, is attractive. I grow a yellow variety which is a delightful plant :)
    Agree Redwing. Privet is easy, tough and, when trimmed well, is attractive. I grow a yellow variety which is a delightful plant :)
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  17. enginestar

    What length rake do I need?

    Ha ha, never thought about burglars. Good lateral thinking :)
    Ha ha, never thought about burglars. Good lateral thinking :)
    Ha ha, never thought about burglars. Good lateral thinking :)
    Ha ha, never thought about burglars. Good lateral thinking :)
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  18. enginestar

    What Hoselock adapter do I need?

    haven't bought the adapter yet! going to the shops today. i know it will work though
    haven't bought the adapter yet! going to the shops today. i know it will work though
    haven't bought the adapter yet! going to the shops today. i know it will work though
    haven't bought the adapter yet! going to the shops today. i know it will work though
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  19. olibongo

    cape gooseberry

    no non what's so ever
    no non what's so ever
    no non what's so ever
    no non what's so ever
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  20. LukasRayzor

    Another Newbie needing help from the elders - Privet Hedge

    If it were me i would seriously look into reducing the lower l Branches on that chestnut tree. Its badly reducing the light available to the privet hence the top growth as its looking for light....
    If it were me i would seriously look into reducing the lower l Branches on that chestnut tree. Its badly reducing the light available to the privet hence the top growth as its looking for light. It could end up leggy if you dont get more light to it. I would give it a good feed in springtime,and...
    If it were me i would seriously look into reducing the lower l Branches on that chestnut tree. Its badly reducing the light available to the privet hence the top growth as its looking for light. It could end up leggy if you dont get more light to...
    If it were me i would seriously look into reducing the lower l Branches on that chestnut tree. Its badly reducing the light available to the privet hence the top growth as its looking for light....
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  21. Andy_g

    What is this please?

    Good one :dbgrtmb:My first thought was Lysimachia but although the leaves are also lanceolate they tend to be opposite and not alternate.
    Good one :dbgrtmb:My first thought was Lysimachia but although the leaves are also lanceolate they tend to be opposite and not alternate.
    Good one :dbgrtmb:My first thought was Lysimachia but although the leaves are also lanceolate they tend to be opposite and not alternate.
    Good one :dbgrtmb:My first thought was Lysimachia but although the leaves are also lanceolate they tend to be opposite and not alternate.
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  22. Amy Willshire

    Choosing plants

    What a lovely garden you're going to have there, and the pond will be great for wildlife.Plant ideas that will provide habitats for wildlife and be good for bees could be Berberis Darwinii,...
    What a lovely garden you're going to have there, and the pond will be great for wildlife.Plant ideas that will provide habitats for wildlife and be good for bees could be Berberis Darwinii, lovely flowers for bees followed by berries, with dense and prickly foliage to provide safe nesting...
    What a lovely garden you're going to have there, and the pond will be great for wildlife.Plant ideas that will provide habitats for wildlife and be good for bees could be Berberis Darwinii, lovely flowers for bees followed by berries, with...
    What a lovely garden you're going to have there, and the pond will be great for wildlife.Plant ideas that will provide habitats for wildlife and be good for bees could be Berberis Darwinii,...
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  23. Peter Thompson

    Pumpkins sending out 'runners'

    To get decent sized pumpkins I would expect the plants to have really long runners on ,by now, especially bearing in mind the weather this year, up to now. Would also expect there to be some...
    To get decent sized pumpkins I would expect the plants to have really long runners on ,by now, especially bearing in mind the weather this year, up to now. Would also expect there to be some swelling fruits at this stage.;) Not TOO late I guess, but things need to get a move on.
    To get decent sized pumpkins I would expect the plants to have really long runners on ,by now, especially bearing in mind the weather this year, up to now. Would also expect there to be some swelling fruits at this stage.;) Not TOO late I guess,...
    To get decent sized pumpkins I would expect the plants to have really long runners on ,by now, especially bearing in mind the weather this year, up to now. Would also expect there to be some...
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