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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Spindle Tree

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 17:01

I have several of the wild spindle berry, E. europaeus, some years I hardly any berries in spite of all the flowers about and apparently plentiful insects. Not the right ones at the right time I assume

Unknown eggs

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:55

That would be my guess except that all those I find in pots are shiny white. Or maybe I miss the ones that aren't.

Help identifying plant

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:29

I think so too Bamboogie, wouldn't like to say which one though

Bugs,

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:27

That's good Rhona

 

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:52

I'd fit a woodburning stove

Bugs,

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:11

If you've got flying ants today they'll be gone tomorrow. That's the end of it till next year. Not worth freaking out about, just part of life. Good food for the birds

Ugly structure in garden

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 18:39

Hi Peter, I think your assessment of this as an ugly structure is correct. It would take more than a lick of paint to make me want to look at that every day

Planting out seedlings

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:47

If I'd bought these I'd have them outside for now, but in a coldframe or cold GH when the weather turns really wintery. Apart from that I'd do as bekkie suggests

Are gingko trees easy to grow/look after??

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 17:43

They're quite slowin the early years but easily growable in the east anglian climate and my not very good soil.

I grew some from seed and they were so slow to get above a foot tall I gave them away.

The one I have now was several years old when it was given to me and had been cut back.

The only problem  I have with it is persuading it to be a tree. It wants to grow horizontally, which it does now by 12 or more inches a year. It's reluctant to make a vertical leading shoot in spite of my ties and stakes. I've accepted it as a gingko bush now

Hedge Advice - Which type of Laurel?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 14:19

I'd choose Portugal laurel, it's easier to clip to a hedge. You will need to improve the soil, some muck would be ideal. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 09:30

Moth of the day

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Last Post: 16/10/2014 at 22:06

Colchicums

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Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 22:43

West Acre

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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 16:07

What pollinates Molly the Witch

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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 19:34

How hardy are my plants

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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:05

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:46

Just look at this seed head

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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 18:59

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 08:41

I've got a new butterfly

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Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 20:46

Oddity

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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

Knowing when to stop

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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:54

Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:19

Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 22:35
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