Latest posts by nutcutlet

Erigeron Karvinskianus

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:42

the top won't revive but may be protecting the base from winter. I'd cut it back next month

Keepers nursery

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:02

I know nothing of Keepers Nursery but I know it was a lot colder in the south than in the north for weeks. Related to the reason that there are no courgettes in Sainsbury's.

Advice about Cotoneaster Cornubia

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 16:12

I agree, I'd let that be. They lose their graceful look and stick their elbows out if you prune them. I had to cut one that had extended to the road (I never allow enough space) and it doesn't look so good now.

Snow drops

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 15:40

Snowdrops can multiply by creating new bulbs, in which case they come up next to each other. Or they seed and come up anywhere. Or they get moved during gardening exercises.

Advice about Cotoneaster Cornubia

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 15:37

the branches droop, it's the nature of the plant. 

Can you post a photo? Start from the camera icon and not too large a pic.

Pruned laurel - now what?

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 21:41

laurel will regrow from wherever you cut it. I'd cut a bit lower than the desired height.

This was massacred last February and made enormous growth, lots of 2 or 3 ft shoots, over the year, now looks an only slightly gappy hedge again.

Re-pot Dill Plant?

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 13:01

Dill doesn't transplant well in my experience and I always sow it directly into the garden. But those are much too close together and I think I'd risk pricking them out. Maybe not into singles, then the ones in the middle of a little group won't know they've been transplanted. You could pull out the extras once they've settled into their new space.


Posted: 05/02/2017 at 10:45

Just had a look around out there in the almost freezing fog. This garden has hundreds of christophii and I can't see any of them yet

Those that are up were planted very late, (Gee-Tee sale) and are either atropurpurem or 'Miami'. As usual I can't remember what I put where and I haven't grown either before so don't recognise them.

a few queries

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 10:08

the one I can't smell is S. hookeriana 'Winter Gem'. Its label is still sitting on the kitchen table from planting it some weeks ago.

a few queries

Posted: 05/02/2017 at 09:03

My Sarcococca confusa scents a wide area of garden in the worst of weathers. I have another, in flower now, can't remember which one, I can't smell anything.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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First paeony of the year

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