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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:49

Mike's right about there being some temperamental primulas but cowslips don't give a lot of trouble. They're natives and used to our climate. What sort of soil have you got? 

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:32

I use plant fairs mostly and a lot of packets of seeds.

Where are you allium?

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:19

Don't forget cyclamen, coum and hederifolium

Dry shade

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:02

Pulmonarias, solomons seal, aquilegias, woodruff, myrrhis odorata, Silene fimbriata, Arum italicum, hellebores, (but not niger) grow in dry shade for me

ID plants please

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:05 Vinca major variegata

2 could be one of the spiraeas

3 I think is a variegated pittosporum

4. is Kerria japonica



Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:12

Newts like a nice fat taddy as well. 

Privett hedge problem

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 19:11

If he's cut it back hard it should recover. Privet always recovers. There are times when I've regretted that but the goldfinches like to nest in it so that's OK

Early flowering plants for butterflies?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:37

butterflies will be looking for the leaves of food plants for the larvae so they can lay eggs on them.

chestnut tree

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:33

They are yes. 

I haven't heard of a patio version but there may be.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 14:35

I agree re the pompoms Scott. For most plants not just paeonies.

All my tree paeonies are from seed, not so expensive like that but a bit 'could be anything' in colour as they have a tendency to cross. I've never had a red seedling from my red delavayi but my neighbour has from seed I gave him. I'm a bit peeved about that.

Most of mine are in some shade, the flowers last a bit longer there.

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Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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keep of the grass in winter

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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