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Anemone Blanda

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:54

the only time I had trouble with any sort of late planted bulbs was when it turned cold and wet immediately, before they started growing, they rotted instead. A. blanda doesn't like heavy wet soil.

The seller would tell you it's OK to plant now, they want rid of them. 

Last edited: 28 February 2017 17:55:13


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:15

lovely birds to have around. Green WPs excavated a nest in one of our willows a couple of years ago. Then went away and nested somewhere else. Probably too near the road for peace and quite

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:10

Thanks DW. 

I'll have a look at Moles seeds, I don't think I've seen them

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:08

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:21

It's been badly pruned, cutting back branches to fit the space is bad for any tree, the stumps left behind die back. Always cut back to a healthy bud.


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:09

woodpeckers peck for insects and bore holes for nests but I doubt if there are many insects under the bark of a young tree and no room for a next

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:06

Chiltern seeds are good for trees, shrubs and perennials. Of course it's slower but so satisfying. In 25 years I have Scots Pines and  Field Maples as tall as the house, (no, it's not a bungalow), I have mature looking shrubs, Clerodendron, Chimonanthus, Ptelia, Tree Paeonies, Eleagnus. All from seed. I'm still sowing though it's getting a bit late for me to see them mature.

Another plus is that you can get something different to all the standard stuff in the GCs

paeonia officinalis rosea superba plena

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 21:13

Wrong labels are one of the causes of the problem. 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:12

I see you've shortened the stems, you've cut the flowering bits off there. Best pruned, if you have to prune it, by cutting some stems right back to the base and leaving the rest untouched. It floowers on the growth it made the previous year.

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 15:56

my money's on the rose. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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