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Latest posts by nutcutlet

saving acer

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 23:34

Acers don't have berries they have winged seeds. Can you post a photo so we can ID it?

I'd stop watering now, it will have settled the soil around it and it's nearly winter so it won't need water.

The leaves have dropped because of the season

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 21:19

I love the effect of late afternoon sun on those colours

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 21:11

 Must be autumn

Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 16:03

One of the magnolias I think

Plant identification please

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 11:50

I think it's Chimonanthus praecox

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 11:38

Yes, Portugal laurel, Prunus lusitanicus.

How short to cut the branches is a difficult one to answer. The odd one might die back but over all it will be OK. I favour cutting back to the main stem as it looks less ugly initially. But see what others think.

The important thing is to cut it well back from where you want the hedge to be eventually, otherwise the stumps are exposed too easily after trimming


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 22:45


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 22:20

They like a summer baking and they don't like to be buried very deeply. That's the extent of my knowledge

and someone may tell me that's wrong


Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:49

I don't do anything but mine are close to the south side of the house

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:22

Most things will take a hard prune but there are always exceptions.


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coppicing the hazels

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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