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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:38

are they in water or soil daydaisy and have you a photo?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:29

What a kind mum you've got Jess.

I have a few special snowdrops but only because I have a galanthophile friend who is very generous.

I  like to see a mass of ordinary snowdrops best of all.


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 20:26

I must try that Hordeum.

Verdun, I think S. arundinacea is more suitable for the wilder style of gardening. It suits here.

I had hoped to just take the shears to the miscanthus, rather than be preserving new shoots. When do the new shoots start?

Is the plural of miscanthus still miscanthus, or miscanthuses or even miscanthi


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 19:15

That's a pretty comprehensive answer Verdun, thank you.

My panicums seem to just fall apart at the end of the season ans I clear up with no cutting.

The Stipa gigantea seems to do OK with neglect, all other stipas have died except Stipa arundinacea which also is neglected, I treat that as a sort of bi/triennial, it seeds about, gets scruffy eventually and I discard the oldest. A bit like Helleborus foetidus.

I think I'll experiment with the miscanthus, cut some this week and leave the rest for a while. One of them hasn't had last spring's cut yet. 


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:34

I won't try it on any of them. Something will die. I have seen whole areas of garden fired, sounds very damaging to wildlife. 


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 18:12

I will then, thank you Berghill. I often end up doing them when they've started their new growth for the year.

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 17:44

Higgy, that lawn is just great


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 17:27

Do you think I could do my miscanthus now Berghill?

Pitch Forks & flt tyned lifting forks

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:47

I missed that episode. I think I won't trouble iplayer to find it for me. 


Posted: 13/01/2014 at 15:45

I only rake out the dead bits on my stipa  but Verdun will know what we should do

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