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  1. Thread: Cyathea Smithii

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    Cyathea Smithii

    Just ordered one of these tree ferns. I'm hoping to keep it in a pot for the summer and over-winter it in my conservatory where I can control temperature. We live in southern England and our garden...
  2. Thread: Conservatory

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    Conservatory

    I have a five year old conservatory that has plastic (uPVC) roof panels. They are now severely discoloured with a green algae. I've tried a pressure jet washer but access is difficult. Any...
  3. Thread: Japonica

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    Just another couple of questions and I'll move...

    Just another couple of questions and I'll move on, honest. Do I treat this Pieris as a shrub or tree? Can I expect the base growth to thin out and for it to resemble more of a tree shape? Thanrose...
  4. Thread: Japonica

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    I was detirmined not to break the pot as it cost...

    I was detirmined not to break the pot as it cost me about ú60 ($120). It's taken*about seven hours and almost as much cursing to get the plant out. The problem was that the pot had an internal 1-2...
  5. Thread: Japonica

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    Typical. I've put the label to this plant in each...

    Typical. I've put the label to this plant in each of the pots it's been grown in since I bought it in about '92. I now come to use the label and it slips down inside the pot. typical. So, I've...
  6. Thread: Japonica

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    Thanks for both replies. Nice to hear from you...

    Thanks for both replies. Nice to hear from you again Newt. I do have a record of the actual name. I'll look it out and respond. Thanks so far for the guidance.

    Dave
  7. Thread: Japonica

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    I have a Japonica shrub that's been grown...

    I have a Japonica shrub that's been grown on*successfully since the early/mid 90's in a series of containers. Every*few years*I've repotted it into a bigger container. I've noticed this last twelve...
  8. Thread: TREE STUMP

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    Got a tree stump that is starting to rot away in...

    Got a tree stump that is starting to rot away in the centre and I thought it might be nice to make a feature of it by planting something in the hole but I'm not sure what will grow in there. My first...
  9. Thread: Isotoma

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    I've checked my RHS guide and done some research...

    I've checked my RHS guide and done some research online but I've yet to be able to identify this plant. The guy at the garden centre wrote down the word Isotoma for me but could not pass on any other...
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    I hear there's a knack to to germinating Banana...

    I hear there's a knack to to germinating Banana seed, possibly pre-freezing but unsure really. I'm keen to try for both conservatory and possible bedding varieties Any ideas?

    Dave
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    I planted my Frat bulbs out in containers a...

    I planted my Frat bulbs out in containers a couple of months ago and I'm wondering now how long I might have to wait before I start to see them growing. It's the first time with Frats for me. Should...
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    I have three very smalláJapenese Painted Ferns in...

    I have three very small*Japenese Painted Ferns in pots. About four weeks ago I brought them inside and put them on a window sill in a cool room. They have all now died off. I'm presuming this is just...
  13. Thread: Compost

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    Thanks again Newt. I'm trying to save my kitchen...

    Thanks again Newt. I'm trying to save my kitchen waste for a wormery that I'm in the process of settling in. Presently just finding out what the little critters like best (although I'm told they'll...
  14. Thread: Compost

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    Thanks Jerry but the website links you sent me...

    Thanks Jerry but the website links you sent me connected me to a dutch website with no english translation and I don't speak dutch.

    Dave
  15. Thread: Compost

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    I'm composting using a standard plastic...

    I'm composting using a standard plastic composting container but I'm thinking about using my grass cuttings as each year as I have a lot that go to waste. I've heard that equal parts grass cuttings...
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    Is this your garden in the photos? It looks...

    Is this your garden in the photos? It looks fantastic. Any photos of it finished? I live in a traditional cottage in Sussex, UK, with a traditional cottage garden. I was mainly laid to lawn by the...
  17. Thread: Gunnera

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    I have a pretty much full grown Gunnera. G....

    I have a pretty much full grown Gunnera. G. Manicata to be precise. I love it, so much so it moved house with me in 2003 and lived in an*two feet*diameter plastic pot for the first Summer. By '04 the...
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    Thanks again Newt. The zone map is very useful....

    Thanks again Newt. The zone map is very useful. We live near to the south coast, in Sussex, so we're obviously in zone 8. I live pretty much next to Sheffield Park Gardens, owned and managed by the...
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    Newt! You seem like a mine of information. You...

    Newt!

    You seem like a mine of information. You recently advised me about my Fratillera bulbs. I've logged in*again to get some advise about young Bamboo Plants. I have three very small Black...
  20. Thread: Bulb questions

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    Hi Newt, Thanks for the reply so quickly. ...

    Hi Newt,

    Thanks for the reply so quickly.

    It's crystal clear from your attached photo's. I was thinking about trying a couple of the bulbs on their sides but your photos solve the problem. I...
  21. Thread: Bulb questions

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    Sorry if this is a common question but I've only...

    Sorry if this is a common question but I've only joined today.

    I've got some Fritilleria bulbs, F.Michailovskya to be precise and I don't know which way to plant them.

    I've attached a rather...
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