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Latest posts by nutcutlet

YAY Spring has Finally reached my garden!

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 13:41

Definitely spring

Proper gardening has started.

daffodil bulbs

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 20:01

I'm pleased to report that I have no bags of shooting bulbs hanging in the shed this year

Privet Hedge Dying

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 16:19

I'd open another thread with your problem Roger. Add a couple of photos and see what people come up with.

It's always better to start a new thread rather than dig up an old one. More people have a look at it

rose dilemma

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:53

When Rambling Rector gets to 15' it's barely started

On its way to 150'

when to plant paeonia bowl of beauty

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:52

You say packet. Is it one of those plants in a cardboard box with a bit of compost in a plastic bag?

That might need a bit more TLC. it won't have been outside. Pot up and get it going and plant it out later. I'd protect it for a while as well.

If it's growing in a pot and has been outside, plant it as Dove says

Identify tree and pruning advice

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:26

The pruning advice is much the same whichever one it is.

You could take off some of the lower branches completely to raise the crown so you can plant under it, though I wouldn't, not much grows under a conifer. If it's blocking the drive you might need to though

But don't shorten any branches, you'll spoil it even if you don't kill it


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:37

It's probably best to wait but I've moved them any time from when I can first see them to full flower. If you can move them as a clump they hardly notice

Lychnis chalcedonica - vesuvius

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:06

Vesuvius a cultivar of Lychnis x arkwightii, has never done more than a season for me either Verdun.

L. coronaria  grey leaves, white or magenta flowers, don't last all that long but seed around.

Lychnis chalcedonica, Maltese Cross  with the bright red flowers is truly perennial but for me that red and the shade of green in the leaves don't go well together.

My guess is that the one coming back every year is L. chalcedonica



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 17:36

Mine have gone brown but I shouldn't think it matters whether they're green or brown.

Also in unheated GH.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:02

Good idea

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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I've got bees

A nest box full of tree bees 
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East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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Water voles

They're back 
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another bulb from nowhere and a baby shrub

I don't know what they are 
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Tomatoes in a cold GH

Can i put them out there yet? 
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another crown imperial question

how much to take off 
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ID my fungus please

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3 for ID please

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Forsythia suspensa

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Best bee plants today

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Take care where you put the mouse traps

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Ribes speciosum

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