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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:28

agree with cypresseed about local plants. There are dozens of ericaceous plants at our local GCs and it's miles from the nearest acid soil

Plant/flower id please

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 11:29

It does look like feverfew, if you go out and rub the leaves the smell (not scent) is really strong. Check for that to confirm

Could someone help name this Shrub?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 11:28

Are you sure it's a shrub? looks more like the regrowth of a hardy perennial, maybe an aster? well eaten and aphided

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 09:41

The big GCs, with the restaurants, stinking candles, and general tat, have their uses. I took my ancient mother to them quite often. 

But there are plenty of those already. 

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:32

Many years ago I used to supply unusual plants grown from seed to a small local nursery. I wonder if you could get a team of growers to do that. There are so many more interesting plants out there than you ever see in a GC.


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:29
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Wonderful experience at Fernleigh today. I'm still in awe and have a lot to take in.

Bought and need to look up -

brunera, montarda red, phlox , echinops white NFS, crocosmia apricot, leucanthemella and one can lost the label for.


Will post some photos on gardens we have visited thread.


That's great MrsG. Have you looked to see what's open next weekend yet?

My gardens at Elm were good as well, one of them was excellent to make up for the one that hadn't got a lot going for it. I only bought one plant, very restrained. Ribes odorata, yellow flowers, smells nice. Used to have one, don't know what happened to it, probably sunk in the nettles

Hello :)

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:23

Was anyone standing by to video your rescue from the shady bank Dove?


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:21

The early bees like Pulmonaria rubra, the first of the pulmonarias here, in a good year it's flowering for the New Year's day flower count

tree bumblebees in a bird box

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:15

I've got lots af various bumblies but very few honey bees, usually they're all over the viper's bugloss

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:30

same here they've got babies in one of our willow trees and they need food

Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Noisy b......s 
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