Latest posts by nutcutlet

Blue vs purple flowers

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 22:28

I have different colour vision in right and left eye. Old yellowing lens in one, nice clear plastic in the other. I can see how colours could look different to different people.

and blue has a red/purple end and a yellow/green. The pure blue in the middle is rare in plants

Plant Id please.

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 20:06

I think that's a phormium

Buxus - should I dig it out

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 11:26

When to give up? When a plant no longer gives you pleasure. Sometime last year maybe?

Sorry but that wouldn't be an asset to my garden and would be through the shredder (the ultimate weapon) in no time

Maidenhair fern: Brown raised spots (underside) and some brown leaves

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 11:23

I can't see the pic very well but sounds like the spore producing part of a fern. Look at sporangia and spores and images of those on maidenhair fern


Posted: 13/05/2017 at 10:13

They're very nice bees. We had a harmonious relationship.


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:40

I think they know where they live Dove, they have very definite routes and the bedroom isn't included.


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:36

I'm no good at bee ID but I have a friend who is very good. 


Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:31

where are you jt? They're for sale now in the green in the UK. Dry ones in late summer/autumn aren't very reliable. There's no natural stage in a plant's life when it's out of the ground and dried out, 

Plant identification

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:12

Not a cactus. Maybe echeveria? which won't be hardy in the UK

If Dave is right and It's a sempervivum it will be hardy 

Shrub ID

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 21:29

Is that a flower bud just below centre?

There are many species of buddleia other than those found in GCs but I can't see that as one of them

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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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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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