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Safety info - Re Laurels

Question from Tara

Good afternoon, I have a child's nursery and we have a beautiful garden and allotment. However, I have since been told that they are very poisonous to children. They are beautiful and I really don't wan to have them removed but I have to put child safety first. Can anyone advise any further info about the safety of these.

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  • Posted: Mon. 29th July 2019 18:09
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Making garden wheelchair accessible

Comment from John

Hi All - new to the site. I'm a wheelchair user and I have recently moved house to a bungalow with a large back garden (approx 14m x 40m) it is split into 2 parts the front half being mainly lawn with flower beds and the back half largely neglected. It was pretty easy to get around it in the long dry summer we had but the minute the ground is wet I cannot use my wheelchair in the garden as there are no suitable paths. I will need to have paths built around the front half and have some of the beds raised so I can access them from my wheelchair so I am starting to look at landscaping the front section for my needs and trying my best to come up with some designs. I had planned to turn the back half into an "allotment" area with a greenhouse and raised beds for veg growing etc if I can afford it at sometime but my budget is very tight sadly. Also I had thought about sharing the back area with gardeners in the area who don't have access to there own gardeners but I'm unsure how to do this at the moment as I need to sort the front access out first. I live in the South of England near the coast.
Best wishes all

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  • Posted: Mon. 4th March 2019 11:11
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Hi all,, anyone know this scented evergreen?

Question from Megs-dad

Hi all, scented plants tend to have prominent places in my garden. We came back from North Wales today [12/October 2018 and I came across the bush shown in the image. The scent was reminiscent of cloves to me- the bushes about 5-6ft tall and had just been pruned. The leaves do not look to healthy in the image as there seems to be some dust or mold on them. The gardener attending the area where I found these had no idea what they were as they had been in situ for over a decade. So,,, any ideas? many thanks

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  • Posted: Fri. 12th October 2018 15:41
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Adding an unknown plant

Question from Steven Collins

I am setting up my plants list for the first time. I have a number of plants whose names I do not currently know. For the time being I just want to create an anonymous plant, say "Small shrub with variegated leaves and pink blossom", in the hope of identifying it at a later date.How can I create an entry for such a plant - as far as I can see you have to use something already in the database, or formally request a plant to be added.

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  • Posted: Sun. 1st July 2018 10:05

New member

General post from Peter

Hi new to site in search of advice on name of a Rose I brought was told it's called Elle when I purchased it but the one I had previously was yellow

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  • Posted: Sat. 19th May 2018 11:27

Hi, I just joined

General post from Pamela

Hoping to enjoy using this site a lot, only just found it but so far I like it, not sure yet if I will upgrade, need to see how useful/enjoyable I find it, first. Need I say that I LOVE growing things! :) I was just given a hebe (sweet dreams) as a gift and looked it up, and that's how I came across this place. My Abraham Derby rose just got every single leaf eaten by caterpillars :( so I hope to be able to help him recover, poor guy.

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  • Posted: Mon. 17th July 2017 08:22
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Hello From Julie

General post from Julie Macavoy

I used this website a while ago just to try and identify a plant/weed. Spring is in the air and I've just subscribed as I'd like to really get to work on my garden this year. I've been here about a year and a half and I'm looking to identify what plants I've got and get some ideas to redesign the garden (I'm hating the long straight path down the middle and the mismatched paving). Despite having a garden for 30 years, I still consider myself a novice and this garden is the biggest and most mature garden I've had so it's quite a challenge to know where to start.

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  • Posted: Fri. 3rd March 2017 20:52
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Hello from John Bates

General post from John Bates

I just joined shoot as a professional member.

I'm a professional gardener based in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

I'm looking to use Shoot in several ways for my business. So look forward to learning how I can make use of this fab gardening tool and look forward to hearing about future developments from the wonderful Shoot Team.

Hope to catch up on the forum, whenever I have a spare moment too.



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  • Posted: Sun. 5th February 2017 14:03
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Renewal of membership

Question from Freya Pietzsch

Hi. My account lapsed quite some time ago. I am considering renewing but I can see from first glance that much of the dstanand the gardens I had already uploaded are not visible anymore. Are these lost for good? I don't want to renew unless it is all there as I can't be bothered to redo what I have already done before. Does anyone know the answer to this? Thanks freya

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  • Posted: Sat. 7th November 2015 12:52
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Old garden with new owner :)

General post from Carol parry

I have just moved house ( mid wales) and have inherited a rather fantastic garden from previous owner, lots of lovely mature planting but overgrown, including a concrete pond, and loads of fruit trees in a vegetable garden.I am lucky enough to have two garden here, I think I will have tons of questions.....Looking forward to learning lots from you all! Here are a couple of pictures.the pond, the 'front garden, and one of the beautiful overgrown flower & fruit garden..where to start , what to keep.....

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  • Posted: Thu. 4th June 2015 08:01
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