Latest posts by nutcutlet

black eyed susan

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:00

the one in the neighbour's garden will be a rudbeckia I should think. You'll have to find a tactful way of asking for a piece without implying that he doesn't know what's what in his garden.

Cut the leaves off right to the bottom of the stems. If it was my garden, with its rock solid soil, I's pot it up til it got some root and leaves and plant out in autumn

black eyed susan

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 16:32

Black eyed Susan? Looks more like a hardy geranium.

The non-hardy plant Ladybird referred to is a Thunbergia. I've also heard rudbeckias called BES. This isn't either

Last edited: 07 August 2016 16:35:40

Manual hedge cutting or electric

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 15:24
Iamweedy says:

It could make a big difference what the particular hedge plants are like naturally.

My amelanchia hedge is loose and wilder looking. I am trying to trim it up a bit more but I rather like the more natural look. Some plants look better if they are not chopped back to rigidly suit our standards of neatness.

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 I'm with you there iamweedy 

Leafless ornimental Cherry

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 15:11

They're not long-lived trees but that does seem a rather sudden end. Maybe someone else will have some suggestions re cause

Leafless ornimental Cherry

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:48

I don't think you can revive it. How old is it? Is the trunk damaged at all? Did it leaf up and stay nice and green last year?

Leafless ornimental Cherry

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 14:38

I fear it is. Plants need leaves to survive.

ID for nondescript plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:22

Could be Hesperis matronalis. Sweet Rocket. But as you say, nondescript. It's a biennial, the flowers will be next year, pretty and well scented especially in the evening

ID for odd looking plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 12:50

What is this weed is it knot weed?

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:55

is the image too big? If I don't reduce mine to 30% they won't upload. They just don't go, nothing to say image to large. 

ID for odd looking plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:52

i don't think that's odd looking 

I like those, they add a nice purple haze to the lawn after the Ground Ivy goes over.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Have I grown too much

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