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Room 101

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:21

that'll be losing weight then Charlie if we're being picky on grammer and speeling

hazel trees

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:16

Shrubs from seed takes a few years, I've just had the first flowers on something I set seed for about 15 years ago



Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 17:04

We have a lot of LBJs, I have got the reed buntings sorted now but there are still some to go.

Interestingly, LBJs also turn up in the moth traps through the summer

hazel trees

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 14:42

I think we get used to things flowering as soon as we get them and forget that shrubs are several years old before we buy them in a GC. If you grow from seed all that waiting is in your time, not the growers'. I expect they'll get round to it soon as Edd says. Watch out for the little female flowers, that's where the nuts grow.

Daily Bird Sightings 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 14:36

Buzzard sitting on the GH, wondering where all the birds have gone

Anyone had health problems after pruning Buddleia?

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:04

Phlomis fruticosa and Viburnum rhytidiphyllum do this to me, in the shredding of branches it's even worse. I think it's little bits causing irritation, not an allergy or a poisoning

Acanthus mollis

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:48

I never protect mine, in a hard winter the leaves turn to mush. I've found it rather shy flowering. 15 years (ono) 3 or 4 brilliant, a few not bad and some no flowers at all. I haven't been able to relate performance to winter temperatures but this last summer, after a very wet winter, it flowered well but very tall and fell over which it's never done before.

Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:58

They do grow easily from fresh seed left outside over winter gg. I think mine have dumped all their seed now, or the birds have taken it

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 08:59

Viburnum tinus. I don't think it's white enough to be the 'French White' cultivar. 

Hedge - Escallonia???

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:10

I agree with Dave re the laurel, once it gets going the growth is rapid. It would be hard work keeping it to 4 or 5 foot. This is a large plant.

Do you get flowers if you clip an escallonia?

Discussions started by nutcutlet

3 for ID please

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Forsythia suspensa

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Best bee plants today

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Take care where you put the mouse traps

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Ribes speciosum

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Iris unguicularis

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Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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