Latest posts by nutcutlet

Sanguisorba alba

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 15:14

do these need fairly moist soil? I think they're lovely but not sure how they'd do for me

Smoke Bush

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 14:04

I'm on my third one of these. The first two never got going and ultimately died. This one looked like going the same way but last year suddenly looked more lively. We'll see what happens this year.

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 11:07

anyone considering Sodium chlorate won't be thinking of wildlife.  Different way of thinking.

Hydrangea Annabelle Incrediball problem

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 23:04

looks a bit top heavy and ungainly to me,  hard to know what to put with it.  The child looks a much better shape. 

Last edited: 09 February 2017 23:05:30

Few I.D's and advice please

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 20:33

I think 1 is a berberis, Is it spiny?

if 2 has red berries in early summer it's none of the cotoneasters, Might be a viburnum, a few more pics might help

3 need a pic that clearly shows the shape of leaves and the twigs. Is it in leaf now?

4 is hypericum as stated, hard to say which at this point

5 needs more pics, stems and bark as well, 

6 is either a Lonicera x purpusii cultivar or Lonicera frangrantissima. Probably the first as seems to have some leaves with the flowers which mine does, whereas the other doesn't.

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 19:53

Hard to tell from the photo. If it's just one branch and the rest of the tree is OK, just chop off the dead one. But make sure you take it back into live wood and don't leave any stumps of branches, that's where rot sets in

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 14:01

I would have thought so B3.

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 13:45

the wood is dead or dying. Fungi like that don't grow on healthy wood. The fungi are a result rather than a cause.

Heating a cold frame in winter to start seeds

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 11:35

It's not the middle of Feb yet. You'll need a collection of heated cold frames to move stuff into once the pricking out stage comes. Plus the light considerations. And if you do a search of the forum you'll find loads of 'What do I do now?' questions from people with leggy plants, nowwhere to put them and still 6 weeks to go before they can be safely planted out

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:57

PS you need a mattock for brambles

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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