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Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 14:36

Buzzard sitting on the GH, wondering where all the birds have gone

Anyone had health problems after pruning Buddleia?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:04

Phlomis fruticosa and Viburnum rhytidiphyllum do this to me, in the shredding of branches it's even worse. I think it's little bits causing irritation, not an allergy or a poisoning

Acanthus mollis

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:48

I never protect mine, in a hard winter the leaves turn to mush. I've found it rather shy flowering. 15 years (ono) 3 or 4 brilliant, a few not bad and some no flowers at all. I haven't been able to relate performance to winter temperatures but this last summer, after a very wet winter, it flowered well but very tall and fell over which it's never done before.

Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:58

They do grow easily from fresh seed left outside over winter gg. I think mine have dumped all their seed now, or the birds have taken it

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 08:59

Viburnum tinus. I don't think it's white enough to be the 'French White' cultivar. 

Hedge - Escallonia???

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:10

I agree with Dave re the laurel, once it gets going the growth is rapid. It would be hard work keeping it to 4 or 5 foot. This is a large plant.

Do you get flowers if you clip an escallonia?

hollowed out log

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 16:31

Hi Michael

What is it, how big is it, what's its capacity and will it be in sun or shade?

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 14:12

If you can expose  anything below soil level and saw off, or cut with lopper below ground, that will sort them. Also, for the first couple of years, when the soil's wet, loosen the soil with a fork/spade and pull at the same time. 


Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:31

Laurel and rhodies are will swamp anything. You could buy small and grow on in a pot or a spare bit of ground  for a season. I've done that many times, I can't afford the big stuff either.

But I would buy bare root

curious mixture of binomial and common names on this site. Spindle is the euonymus


Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:11

No, no thorns

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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