Latest posts by nutcutlet

Advice on how close to plant tree to house.

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 10:24

Aside from the roots issue

walnuts are quick growing after the first few years. The one I grew from seed about 20 years ago already extends 4 or 5 metres from the trunk. Trees don't look gook if you have to keep chopping at them to stop them hitting the house. It's a big tree, let it have the space to shine. 

chuck the leylandii, ugly things, and put the walnut there. It will give you more pleasure.

Native trees will give more to wildlife (and you) than alien conifers

mystery plant

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:43

A photo would make it too easy

Which grass is this please....?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 16:20

the black one is Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' or similar cultivar. Not a grass but often listed with grasses

Pests Damaging Hedge

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:18

I think that's Viburnum tinus after the Viburnum Beetles ave had dinner. But the poor thing is so afflicted I could have got the ID wrong. 

I had two Viburnum tinus, one was so badly damaged I cut it right back to nothing. The other totally unaffected. I haven't investigated the life cycle, the beetles may not be there now. I don't use chemicals but someone will know if there's a chemical treatment

Greenhouse and cold frame?

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:36

The advantage of a cold frame is that you can take its lid off to harden stuff off. With the GH you have to keep taking plants out and putting them back at night.

Wild Hollyhock Advice

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:19

a good lot of them will survive, they've got more growing time yet. 

Plant I. D.

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:45

what are the ends of the fruits like?

Is it your tree? can you cut open a fruit and see what's inside?

I wonder about one of the species apples. Malus baccata maybe. Tiny fruit but recognisably apple if you bite one

plant identification

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 20:11

A cornus,

Cornus kousa maybe

Pruning a sedum

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:23

dividing the plants regularly is said to help. I think it might be true but I rarely get round to it,

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 19:18

autumn at Bressingham, lovely

Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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