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enter image description hereNearly retired professional gardener/horticulturalist, working principally in ornamental gardening, UK pests/diseases knowledge.


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comment How many lawn mowers in the UK
@J.Musser - yes, it does answer the question. There is no official resource other than the link I gave, or the other suggestion I made - contacting the manufacturers. In what other way could it be answered, in the circumstances? I'd like your suggestions...
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answered How many lawn mowers in the UK
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comment What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?
Daffodils start putting out roots in August, but most people don't know that and plant them in September, as usually advised on the packet. November is the classic time for tulips, not sure what you've got there that said plant October... nor am I sure where you are!
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comment What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?
Nope, they'll be fine, although as I already said, it is a bit late for planting bulbs - tulips are fine planted in November, daffodils prefer to be in the ground by end of August in the northern hemisphere, but are okay planted September.
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comment What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?
Well, to be honest, I'd just leave them alone, life's too short - see what happens in spring! You may get a pleasant surprise, life is surprisingly resilient and its a bit late for planting bulbs now anyway.
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revised What can cause tomato flowers to drop before blooming even once?
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answered What can cause tomato flowers to drop before blooming even once?
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comment What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?
I forgot to say, dusting the bulbs with sulphur powder after cutting the mould out should help. The trouble is, you've already planted some and the fungal spores may now be present in the planting medium.
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comment What's the Minimum Space I Can Leave Between Flower Bulbs That I Want to Plant in a Planter Box?
Yes, it might - you haven't said what the bulbs are, but if you want to still try to grow them, cut out the mouldy parts and then plant. This may or may not stop the fungal infection, and it may spread to other bulbs.
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comment Is this plant an indoor palm of some kind?
Yes and no - if you look at the back of the leaf you show above, you can see a joining of the veins near the edge of the leaf running up the whole leaf - that's usually clearly visible on the upperside of the leaf in a Plumeria, looks like a complete line running from top to bottom of the leaf, but I'm not seeing that here. It might be the plant just isn't fully healthy though.
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comment Is this plant an indoor palm of some kind?
By the look of the veining and overall shape of the single leaf I can see clearly, it looks like one of the Plumerias, maybe P. rubra - be good to see more entire leaves, maybe a pic from further back, showing the whole plant?
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revised How Many Holes Do I need to Make at the Bottom of a Plastic Planting Box?
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answered How Many Holes Do I need to Make at the Bottom of a Plastic Planting Box?
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revised What happens with rosemary if I don't let it hibernate over the winter?
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revised What happens with rosemary if I don't let it hibernate over the winter?
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comment What is this plant called?
Need more info - was it a tree, a large shrub, a small shrub or a climber? Is it fragrant? How tall is the plant?
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answered What happens with rosemary if I don't let it hibernate over the winter?
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comment Can I treat supermarket “living lettuce” as lettuce seedlings?
@Shule: its potash you mean, not phosphorus - potash encourages flowering.