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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Cornus Sanguinea and Viburnum Opulus size reduction

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 14:00

Both of these will come back if hard pruned in winter. I'd take them back to a stump. 

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 13:47

Hi all,

I'm producing cheese scones in number for tomorrow am. Is it acceptable practice to build them tonight, put them in the fridge, then sprinkle cheese and cook in the morning?


Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 13:39

are you asking about taking the old one apart or just making a new one

Foxgloves, is it too late to sow?

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:28

Yes, sow them. They'll either flower next year or the one after. Or just let them sow themselves, much easier. Your common sense view is one I share. Fresh seed germinates, stored seed might germinate.

Helping with the deadheading

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 12:15

How lovely.

Though I'm sure there are some that will not agree. 

Bulbs and Weeds

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 11:59

If you don't want a lot of work you could strim or rough mow the area to keep the weeds down and stop them seeding. There are plants that will grow under deciduous tree. Raising the canopy, (sawing off the lower branches), can let more light in.

I have cyclamen just appearing under trees now. Astrantia will grow in shade but would need extra water, aquilegias as well. Several hardy geraniums, G. macrorrhizum is very good in shade

Stinging nettles in a pot

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 11:30

Mine too Lyn.

tbh I don't think I'd bother with nettles in pots. If there are no nettles in the area the butterflies won't come from miles away to use yours. and if there are nettles in the area, they'll do the job.

Stinging nettles in a pot

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:14

They certainly do seed but not if you cut the flowers off. The caterpillars like the new young growth that follows a cut back.


Help needed!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:06

Thanks Bob, I think I'll leave things as they are. The PC was my son's and when I asked him he showed no enthusiam He is not a computer illiterate


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:03

If Jo wants candytuft you might as well send both Fishy

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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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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I've got bees

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East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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