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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:37

I'd do a chop all round to get them bushy. Have you any idea how big a laurel is if you leave it unpruned   

I shall be (or OH will be) doing a big chop on a couple of ours this year as they're going into the electric wires along the road.

The width matches the height

Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:32

The one that really puzzles me is the number of people who talk of syringa when the plant is a philadelphus


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:25

I tend to sow fresh as well, things always germinate better fresh, but then if they germinate quickly you have very young plants to see through the winter. OK if you have a heated GH to protect them.

I don't know if kniphofia go dormant but they won't need cold to break the dormancy or they'd have died out by now.

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:18

Yes, stop cutting it back into a hedge 

My big laurels flower, the laurel hedge doesn't


What is this strange plant growing on a gorse?!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:54

I remember seeing that clip Bob

Never seen it for real though,

Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:51

Dfingers, I fear It's too late for me. Too many years have passed and too much still to learn. 

Plus every time I learn something new I forget something old


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:59

But I'm not ready yet

Wh can't I add my FB pic to my profile? Link isn't working:(

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:40

Is linking to Facebook good then?


Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:29

Hi Philippa, yes St Johns Wort was H. perfoliatum 

and Rose of Sharon was H calcyninum, the creepy invasive one.

Now both names seem to be used for anything in the genus. Or maybe it's just the sites I visit that don't know what's what.

I blame the likes of Wikipaedia

Day Lilies leaves turning yellow, too soon?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:22

It feels very autumnal out there, especially first thing in the morning


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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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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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I've got bees

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East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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