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Latest posts by nutcutlet

New hedge advise

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:57

low maintenance isn't really a hedge thing. It's far easier to trim a hedge fairly regularly than to get it back when it's out of control.

Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:53

Yes, look it up and check pruning. It's quite straggly, especially after this wet year or two and I don't know how it would respond to hedging. I've only cut off a few broken branches so far.

Cornus mas is another yellow winter flowerer to consider. It's very reliable for me

Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:48

Hi Fishy, good to hear the snowdrops are awakening.

Sorry about the dog, most people (including me at times  ) don't know when to stop eating so it would be a lot to expect from a dog.


Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:44

The soil is very well drained and lacking in humous. It's now quite shady which it wasn't in the beginning. It may not be ideal, may be the reason I had to wait so long


ID please - unknow bulb

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 16:10

I'm having a great time doing nothing much lorr

Happy Christmas

Roses From seed.

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 16:01

I had a google, she looks nice, you could get an interesting mix of plants  from her

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:35

I kept forgetting to enter, only managed about 4. 

Remembered on a few days when I didn't want what was on offer

Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:32

Thanks pansyface

Roses From seed.

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:31

Which species are you growing John?

I grew rugosa a few years ago, sowed September, germinated October, one or two had a flower by the following August.

Moyesii and rubrifolia took a bit longer

Roses From seed.

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:04

I've never tried that method. I prefer the natural ups and downs of temperature that happen outside. You have to keep and eye on them though, they can germinate in any warm spell. I usually bring them in the cold GH either when they germinate.

Sometimes I bring everything into the cold GH around February, germinated or not, then I can watch carefully for signs of action

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For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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keep of the grass in winter

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