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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Planting a screen

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:04

If you got room to let it be less formal you'll get more berries. A mix of berry colours is stunning. There's a large area planted with a mix on a local industrial estate. Fantastic, you forget all about the grottiness of the surrounding area

To late to plant crocus bulbs?

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 10:19

I must get on and do something with my collection of bulbs

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 17:58

Cotinus grace pruning

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 17:00

These can be pruned hard.I'd do it in spring as growth starts

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:55

Mine are, it flowers at snowdrop time

Much earlier than sanguineum or any of the yellow ones

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:00

I'd leave it til after flowering. Have you got flower buds?

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 12:31

Buddleia alternifolia, lovely scent

Growth follows a good prune Jo. It was rather leggy and tied to a cane when I bought it. I thought a good prune might start multiple stems growing.

Maybe after the next flowering

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:47

Wait a minute Jo, I'd forgotten all about it til mentioned here

I'll brave the wind and go see


It's cold and windy out there but bright and sunny.

The ribes hasn't put on much new growth, I'm sure it would have appreciated a bucket of water occasionally through the summer, but full of healthy looking flower buds

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:54

goldfinches like our privet hedge

and wrens like ivy that has reached the bushy stage.

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:53

R. laurifolium is more of a ground cover than an upright shrub unless it has help. I've seen it trained up a wall but needs fixing. Lovely in winter, I must make sure mine hasn't disappeared due to neglect during the summer. I only planted it in the spring. Meant to cut it back but forgot

Saw some when we went to Anglesey Abbey Dove


Discussions started by nutcutlet

coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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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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Elgood's Brewery garden

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Ammi majus

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Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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