Latest posts by nutcutlet

Wildlife corner.

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 17:14

Hawthorn is good, conifers generally haven't got much to offer wildlife.

The tree-shaped cotoneasters are good as well

Weeds around Bluebells

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 14:29

A woodland area should be full of life, not death. Gardening is all about selective weeding. Nothing stands still.

I've got my first ever Astrantia

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:25

how can i treate disease on 'elaeagnus x ebbingei' ?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:21

not a gardener Bex? Be careful, it sucks you in and it's addictive 

I've got my first ever Astrantia

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 09:19

they're not enormous, the clumps get gradually larger but it doesn't put out runners all over the garden. You can dig them up and split them to start again. They seed if you let them but they don't necessarily look like the parent, especially the dark reds

advice on how to remove plant

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 08:54

I have ladybird. It's what happens if you cut it all down and the roots keep growing

I've got my first ever Astrantia

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 08:53

astrantias aren't tender, they're tough as old boots. 

If the soil is dry they need shade but with moisture in the soil they can handle some sun.

Much better in the garden, when the roots have filled (but not over-filled) that pot you can plant it out

advice on how to remove plant

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 08:50

I think it could be suckers from a lilac. I got rid of one by cutting it right back to the ground and building a compost heap over it to stifle it. You may not want a compost heap there but could it be covered with something?

I'm not a user of chemicals but used at this time of year I would have expected glyphosate to clobber it.

advice on how to remove plant

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 08:36

It does resemble lilac, suckers from a previous bush?

But lilac doesn't tangle or wind itself round other plants

More info required


Evergreen or deciduous?

Woody at the base?

Self supporting or falls over?


my salix flamingo has gone brown

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 23:20

they suffer more from being under-watered. Unless you're in a very wet area you need to supplement the rain with more water. They can't take being dried out

Can you post a photo?

Frost would attack the youngest growth most. Drought all of it. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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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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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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