Latest posts by nutcutlet

To cut back, or not to cut back...

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 20:19

I've just seen a photo elsewhere Polly, all the shrubs cut like bits of hedge, it looked awful. Plants need to be allowed to grow and flourish Think shape and style, not just flowers. 

To cut back, or not to cut back...

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:09

you get a better shaped shrub in the long term if you cut some old stems right back to base and leave the rest as they are. Shrubs that have been cut back to a height loose all their natural shape and style and just look hacked.

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 17:31

without all those mixed genes you won't get the big, bright flowers, wild species aren't like that. Same with salvias. We have to dig deep into our pockets, buy one plant and take cuttings or divisions. 

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 17:22
aym280 says:

  Wonder where to get seeds as Chilterns have a very limited range. 

Last edited: 12 March 2017 12:56:47

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 That's because none of the named varieties come true from seed.  You might get some nice clematis (if you get fertile seed) but they won't be the named variety.

What are these?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 17:06

It's not one I recognise but likely to be a fungus growing from the wood chips

mystery plant

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:45

I've certainly got that one.

What's growing in with my asters?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:44

That's probably a definite then pansyface 

What's growing in with my asters?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:41

Maybe Welsh Poppy, Meconopsis cambrica


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:17

Says grow your own so guess it's A. archangelica. Not sure if that one's biennial or perennial. It looks a bit small but might take off and flower if you plant it out.


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:01

Many of the angelicas are biennial or at least monocarpic. How big is it?

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wot dunnit

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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