Latest posts by nutcutlet

Birch trees

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:34

Hi Rubi

I can't see your pic

3 foot might be a bit close but I have seen 3 planted together, so they look like one multi-stemmed tree, that is very effective.

They grow quite quickly and never look as good once you've cut them back

Rain will be fine, it's too dry here and mine aren't brilliant.

Large trees are more difficult to establish than small ones and are more likely to fail.

In theory a container grown tree can be planted anytime.

How far away is the nearest property? I don't think birch is a big offender re roots, not like willow and poplar. 

They do seed around, most native trees (and some non-natives) do.

There are some lovely birches with very white trunks but much more expensive

I can't see your pic

I think that's emptied my store of birch knowledge

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 21:11

Which one is it Laura?

Campanula Pritchards variety how tall ?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:51

I think woottens is closer. Mine didn't get quite that tall but they were in poor soil.


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:22

Hi Paddy

How long have they been where they are now?

Moving a Peony

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:20

No need at all aym

 My answer was to the question asked by Laura, not an argument with you or anyone else


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:17

Wind flower is a common name for anemone. 

I think you have a white Anemone blanda there. They seed, not sure if white seeds reliably white, the default colour may be the mauve.

Just let them seed, they will. Or put a pot under the seed head as it ripens. Don't save it, sow it. 

Nicotiana affinis seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:03

You don't often see the plants for sale, well, I don't

I've no experience of hardening off from growing indoors, I use a cold GH.

Nicotiana affinis seedlings

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 19:20

I find this year's seedlings flower before the ones that are perennial Edd. Just like some of the salvias, eg patens.

Not as huge as N, sylvestris  affinis more reliable for me. The evening scent, fantastic


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:54

Yes, beautiful

Too late to cut back cornus Alba aurea?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 18:53

yes, stick it it the ground and cut it right back

Maybe in the reverse order

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