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Plant missing from list

Question from Chris Bray

Beautiful Bidens moonlight (p) is not on the list.
I am new to Shoot so not sure how to get the plant listed.
Thank you Chris

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  • Posted: Wed. 9th June 2021 16:28
  • Last reply: Thu. 10th June 2021 10:17

What is this plant

Question from Nikki Griffith

Please can someone tell me what this plant is? Flowering now

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  • Posted: Thu. 20th May 2021 10:14


Comment from Jan Helle

Can mirrors give the same amount of reflected sunlight as real sunlight?

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  • Posted: Fri. 14th May 2021 19:39

can anyone suggest a wind screening plant

Question from Eve Galbraith

Hi All,

Im new here and to gardening, well started at the beginning of lock down like so many other folk! Really enjoying it but can be overwhelming - so much to learn.

Im looking for plants to grow against the patio area fence to shield us from the wind. We live just outside Edinburgh very near the coast, Oh and no flowers during spring and summer - hay fever! Its a small garden with nowhere to put tender plants so ideally they need to be hardy.

Any ideas folks? Be so grateful for your help.


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  • Posted: Sun. 2nd May 2021 17:49

Can anyone suggest a low growing plant to deter pigeons?

Question from mrs finch

Hi, my bird feeder is in a prime spot where I can see it from the conservatory. Despite using no mess bird food there is always a pigeon or two waddling around underneath it trampling anything I attempt to grow. Can anyone suggest a low growing evergreen prickly plant that I can plant round it. Preferably, but not essentially something that smaller birds can hop through/under. Thankyou.

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  • Posted: Sat. 6th February 2021 09:12
  • Last reply: Sat. 27th March 2021 20:01

Garden planner- can I delete all and start again

Comment from mrs finch

Hi, I moved house a few years ago. I have been maintaining my plant lists and now the time has come to draw a plan of my two new gardens. Can I remove the plans I made of my old garden easily. So far the only thing i can do seems to be to delete things item by item, which is very time consuming.

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  • Posted: Mon. 1st February 2021 13:53
  • Last reply: Tue. 2nd February 2021 08:35

Altering my scale....help please.

General post from Tracy Hipkin-Wale

Hello all. I am new to Shoot Planner. Could you please advise how I can change my scale (in the preview) to 1:40? Is it even possible?

Thanks in advance.


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  • Posted: Fri. 29th January 2021 21:08
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Echinacea, young plants

Question from Hilshils

Advice PLEASE: I have 4 new young echinacea plants, expensive so I don’t want to lose them! Do I plant them out in the border now? Or put in a larger pot and keep in the cold frame?

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  • Posted: Thu. 5th November 2020 14:26

Oxeye Daisy - dividing

Question from Fiona Dean

The plant notes say divide and replant in August. I haven't wanted to do this as it is still flowering. There are still a few new blooms to open up and I had planned to wait until these were all done as I like to help the insects for as much and as long as possible. Can I do the division in, say, another couple of weeks' time? I probably won't replant many, just cull, because they have gone mad and I'm finding all the dead-heading too much of a chore! They look fantastic but I want fewer of them!

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  • Posted: Fri. 9th October 2020 14:56

Salvia gregii Icing Sugar - taking cuttings

Question from Fiona Dean

My sister-in-law was here on Monday and loved this. She asked for cuttings in spring. On checking the care for this plant it says cuttings should be taken in August. Is that because it flowers into early autumn? (It's still got loads of blooms on it, I live in the Midlands of the UK), south-facing garden.)

What would be the result of taking cuttings now? Should I wait until after it has finished flowering?

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  • Posted: Fri. 9th October 2020 14:54