Latest posts by nutcutlet


Posted: 21/01/2017 at 21:28

Don't crack it open, just bury it. Pot or garden. It's how I grew my walnut trees, stuck them in a pot around now (leftovers from a Christmas party) they germinated when spring came, now producing their own nuts which the squirrels bury around the garden and they germinate to make more trees. 

Poundland plant haul help

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 16:55

Paeonies aren't bulbs. Don't plant Sarah at bulb depth or you'll never see her again. Growing points just below the surface,

Geranium / pelargonium

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 12:51

That bothers me less (probably because there are no pelagoniums in my life) than the use of one common name for all species in the genus. eg St John's Wort, Jerusalem Sage. A common name is something applied to one plant in the place where it comes from.  


Posted: 20/01/2017 at 17:04

Twist the pipe end round or fit another one pointing to their garden

Wild flower meadow

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 16:57

It takes many years to get a traditional flower-filled grass meadow Jim but you can get wild flowers this year and even more next year. Don't despair. The GQT team were probably just saying that all those old meadows are the result of hundreds of years grazing, hay cutting etc all done at the right time of year to allow seeding and reduce rampant grass/weed growth.

You can have wild flowers. I have them but I won't have  a 'proper' meadow in my lifetime (same as yours  )

Help pruning daphne odora shrub

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 15:46

I'd leave it alone. Let it see the light of day for a while and what it looks like next year. Daphne's have a reputation for not liking pruning. Might not be justified but they don't look like something that would prune well.


Posted: 19/01/2017 at 20:37

blanda are much more reliable, they self seed and multiply 

Maple Tree

Posted: 19/01/2017 at 14:10

I didn't see this one before. This looks like of the fancy sycamore cultivars. Make sure the fast growing part hasn't reverted to plain green, if it has, cut it out or it will take over.

Black bits on leaves is what sycamores do. fungal maybe?


Posted: 18/01/2017 at 21:55

I guessed 

I haven't much experience with these, mine did a couple of years then never reappeared. I think you'd be fine to put them in pots as long as they can be somewhere sheltered. wet and freezing for long in a pot might be the end of them.

You may get some advice from someone who knows them better


Posted: 18/01/2017 at 20:38

I think  this group are best described as hardy unless it gets too cold, in well drained soil and maybe a bit of protection in the winter.

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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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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