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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Seeds are up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 17:22

The white Cyclamen coum that I sowed in January have germinated.

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 17:14

Certainly is. That and the 6 enormous willows we took out a couple of years ago. Plus the two dealt with by the tree surgeon  because they were leaning over the road and we wimped out of doing it ourselves. 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 16:56

Thanks Dove. It's on this winter's list as is the Norway Maple threatening the wires further along. But I think the NM is on the way out so will just be removed.

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 14:05

Should have said, it is a lime. 

It does have a branching arrangement  that could work but I fear it may result in die-back of the remains and death of the tree. But it's either that or the electric wires. Might end up removing it altogether.

I think the previous owners of our house lacked foresight, it's not the only tree planted too close to the wires. We've dealt with most of them now fortunately

winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:58

Work, I remember that. Leaving here in the dark and getting back in the dark. 

Pollarding lime trees

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:51

and another question. Can you pollard a tree that must be 50 years old but never been pollarded. It's not a big healthy looking tree, it's about as tall as our electric pole or a little more. and its branches keep dying back and dropping off

What can be killing off my plants?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:48

Hello Donna

Vine weevil is one of the biggest pot pests. Have you tipped out and checked for larvae?

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 12:17

You've got a PM and an email ffb


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:40

Thanks artjak, 

The braised and the parmesan sounds nice as well Andrew.

Not home grown 

growing wildflowers for bees and butterflies

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 19:43

Hi ffb

I wouldn't water anything in the garden now. There's enough moisture to stop anything drying out. Primroses don't need boggy soil, they grow here.

I would sow the poppies, it's what they would have done themselves.

Now the apology. I haven't made you any cuttings yet, sorry. I think about it in the evenings when it's dark and forget in the daytime. 


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