Latest posts by nutcutlet

Windbreak shrubs for very dry shade

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 15:49

the big cotoneasters are very good tempered, evergreen and seen to put up with anything. Cotoneaster lacteus is excellent.

Prunus laurocerasus and P. lusitanicus. Viburnum rhytidophyllum  I have grown all these in grotty soil, shade and wind. Improving the soil would help any of them get established and you'd need to water til they were established. 


Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:19

More likely a fungus is moving on on dead wood in the hedge, as Mike says, cut it all out.


Posted: 29/01/2017 at 19:50

I think that fairly sums it up punkdoc, except to say that a species will seed to produce another the same. Hybrids and cultivars can only be reproduced vegetatively (eg cuttings, splitting, grafting)

Ajuga- can I move it now? How best to do it?

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 18:32

any day that's good enough for me to be out there gardening and the ground isn't frozen or over-wet, I move hardy perennials that need moving


Posted: 29/01/2017 at 11:42

now is the time to get them started. Dry bulbs bought in autumn sometimes do OK but mostly not. They don't like drying out. 

ask alan>>>dracaena plant

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 19:47


Yes you can post pics.Not too large or they won't load. Start with the camera icon in the top right above the typing box

New pond

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 18:41

love the duck 

Mole removal

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:43

all welcome here, though I have concerns about visitors in silly shoes falling down one of the many vole holes.

Grass seedling lawn eruptions

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 15:52

I sowed some grass in November and it looks much the same. I sow grass any old time if it's not actually frozen. It won't die, it just stops growing til the frost goes away. Rolling is probably what it needs but I haven't got a roller. It's a small area so I walk on it. OH will probably drive the ride on mower over it. It's a small area of new grass but part of a much bigger bit of grass (it's not lawn, it's grass )

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 15:24

whatever turns you on

or off

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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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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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