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I don't know Blue Skies but Sky Blues is a S. nemorosa cultivar, a herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground in winter.
Hot lips is a shrub, S. microphylla, and can be pruned as you have done
If there are any berries left on it you could try pressing them into a branch of a tree in your garden
I think the whites around at the moment are female brimstones. They're safe
Gardening is the best therapy for many ills.
Better than a packet of pills
Harvington Pewter is a form of H. foetidus, the native hellebore, which why the leaves look different. It looks as though it's coming up to flower
I wouldn't use them. I like my lawn flowers too much
.Might be Anemone blanda
2, Looks familiar but........ maybe a potentilla, not part of the geranium in the photo.
3 a rose, something like Canary Bird maybe
don't know about GW but 'How to be a gardener' is on youtube
I haven't cut mine. when I've got the worst of the weeds out I'm going to layer them to make a big patch
I used to live in Saffron Walden which had a major saffron industry in the past. I couldn't get saffron to grow there though.
I'm told that Gold Street, named for the saffron, was feet deep in discarded petals at harvest time. Might be a myth