Latest posts by nutcutlet

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:22

Blue roses like 'Blue Moon' would be more accurately described as dirty mauve, though some people love them

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:20

does it look right? are you sure you've got the right rose?

Logic says it's very unlikely that when a scented rose flowers the first time it will not be scented. 

self seeding plants to sow in early june

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:56

Hmm. Not sure I know what I'm talking about so won't risk any suggestions.

Blue rose help!

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:51

Your dad is right. Your should be able to see where the graft is at the base of the plant, anything growing from below that is a wild rose sucker. Anything above is your rose.

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:49

Small ponds do get warm which encourages algae. Some shade from the full heat of the day helps. You often hear that ponds should be sited in full sun but I think that's so the water lilies flower well. There are many statements like that in gardening that are passed on (and on) without understanding of the reasons. 

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 12:41

I would never put chemical junk in a pond. It's like prescribed drugs, they might work but always side effects.

I had ramshorn snails for years but never see them now, no idea why

Last edited: 06 June 2017 12:42:16


Posted: 05/06/2017 at 19:51

I would say ash as well

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:20

 thanks Philippa

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:02

very good Philippa. 

and I'd love to share your snake, thank you

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 17:39

I haven't seen one yet, can't remember if the last I saw was last year or the year before. It's a very 'poison-heavy' agricultural area and it must be in the food chain

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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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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