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cut back , or repair

Question from wayne kirk

Hi all, i have a aquilegia vulgaris, columbine william guiness, it has one stem which i have bent, if i cut it back will another grow, or should i just try to repair it ?,

hope you can help,


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  • Posted: Sat. 8th June 2013 06:38
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Question from susan

I am quite new to gardening. Please could someone advise what to do with a eucalyptus tree that is about 8ft high but only has foilage from about half way up. The plant is 2-3years old and last year I lobbed off the top which increased the foilage at the top but there is still no growth further down. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

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  • Posted: Wed. 5th June 2013 11:25
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Raised Bed

Question from Ian Betteridge


I'm thinking of obtaining some raised beds, do they actually need a bottom liner in? as some do and some don't to what I've seen.

I'm thinking if putting some in but wouldnt have access to soil other that what I put in it as i have some concreate areas I want to cover up.


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  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2013 17:55
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Wooden planters. with liners ?

Question from wayne kirk

Hi all,

I have just purchaced a number of burnt style wooden planters and troughs, i was wondering should i use a liner for these to help protect against rot due to watering ?, or just leave them as they are ? .i have already drilled extra drainage holes as they only come with one which did not seem enough, any advice or ideas would be great,



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  • Posted: Thu. 23rd May 2013 12:46
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Financial Times article features Shoot and some Marketplace products

Comment from Nicola

If you get a chance please buy today's FT. The paper version is much more comprehensive than the online version. Here is the Gardeners dig online for ideas .

Two of our shops are featured. Jac-y-baglau and SEEDBALL

See more great offers here.

Totally thrilled! Thanks Nicola

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  • Posted: Sat. 11th May 2013 09:54
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A hammock for some sultry summer garden days

Tip from wendy taylor

We bought a hammock last year and have just put it up again for the start of the sunny season. I'd forgotten just how comfortable these hammocks are. Tried it out for a few minutes and one hour later I'm woken up by my husband letting me know we're going to be late for an appointment. I'd immediately drifted off, gently rocking to the lilting song of our resident blackbird. I am so looking forward to some sultry summer days in the hammock this year. Fingers crossed for a reasonable stretch of good weather.

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  • Posted: Fri. 19th April 2013 16:52
  • Last reply: Thu. 23rd May 2013 06:29

Best secatures?

Comment from Nicola

A member is interested in buying secatures. Which do you recommend? Thanks for the feedback!

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  • Posted: Mon. 25th March 2013 09:02
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