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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 17:04

Just journalist panic I'm sure

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 16:02

Please do. Before you get to the frost in July

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:50

One thing we can rely on, it'll do what it does and we won't know til a few days in advance what it's going to be. Suits me. If I knew for sure we'd got 120 frosty days to go I'd probably go into a decline. 

North facing bank, clay soil

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 14:18

Thanks flowerchild, I'll leave the pyrancantha and the hawthorn, too painful if I do have to be working on it, but I like the others. Might be an idea to make it less 'garden' and more wild and go with the hazel. It seeds in there anyway and I might as well let it. I'm looking to make things less labour intensive as I get older but I keep making more work. Can't stop growing stuff from seed and it all needs a home.

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 14:05

Some years (not in the last few) we've had no snow til February or sometimes as late as March. I'm still waiting for a winter with none at all. We haven't had any yet this season. Barely any frost either, just a few before Cmas

Spring bulbs

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 13:57

Yes, good isn't it. If this continues I'll have 'February Gold' in  February instead of March or even April as some years

Californian Lilac Ceanothus help required

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 11:44

I had one that got unstable. I thought you couldn't cut them back to old wood but my neighbour said it worked for him. So I cut the whole thing back to a couple of feet and It grew back. It's only had a season so it's too soon to say what the long term effect will be. Something pretty shapeless compared to what I had before would be my guess, but still with the pretty blue flowers. It's 'Concho'


Posted: 09/01/2013 at 11:34

Just googled that one Berghill. Found some for sale but not much info. Is it hardy? I'm always on the lookout for bee magnets.


Posted: 09/01/2013 at 08:57

True Lyon, but do you have Erygeum giganteum, that's the ultimate for bees here.

Talkback: Ash dieback disease

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 07:33

Does rather. and not dying back either. The yellow ones aren't elder or ash. Field maple or something. 

Saw an article on bees once, illustrated with a pic of a wasp on it's nest.

Are we too picky?

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