Latest posts by nutcutlet

Not bad for a London garden

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:59

I have the untidy garden

Maybe I'll save it for the real winter weather this year, if we have one. 

Which reminds me, has 'The Worst Winter for 50 Years' been predicted yet? Or are the press busy with other issues?

Not bad for a London garden

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:16

Bird feeding has got a bit out of control hasn't it. Not sure it's entirely good for the birds.

I put out feeders so I can watch the diners, not necessarily a good plan

Not bad for a London garden

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:07

Great to have all those birds.

I haven't done anything about new feeders yet. There are more squirrels now. I don't grudge them a bit of food but I'm going to get some squirrel proof feeders so they don't have all the food

Are these Verbena bonariensis seedlings?

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 14:04

Plenty of time to take cuttings next year, you might need to protect it a bit if we have a harsh winter, depending on where you live. Right up against the house is good if you haven't got a GH. 

The seedlings will probably vary. The fancy varieties rarely seed true, are closer to the original species (tall in this case)

Keep a look out in spring, the seeds might germinate then

Tree ID

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 13:59

That would be my number one bet as well. 

Bulb questions

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 13:57

get them planted. Yes

Frits especially, they're better not dried out to sell in packets, 

I've often done this, The only time I had failures was when I planted very late and a long harsh winter started almost immediately. Once they've started growing they're fine and can stand more cold and wet

Are these Verbena bonariensis seedlings?

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 13:53

They don't look like Vb to me but I have no idea what a lollipop one is.

Too shiny and smooth edged

Tree ID

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 10:26

Tree ID

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 10:16

my first thought was one of the larger cotoneasters. grown up, hacked back, regrown.

C. lacteus or C.frigidus maybe

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:55

well worth it Dove. That way you don't lose the nice lichenified mortar.

Those concrete on brick steps at the far end of the garden lost a big chunk when the branch landed. Stuck back on in damp weather and still going strong.

I have no shares in Evo-Stik 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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