Latest posts by nutcutlet

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 19:53

Hard to tell from the photo. If it's just one branch and the rest of the tree is OK, just chop off the dead one. But make sure you take it back into live wood and don't leave any stumps of branches, that's where rot sets in

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 14:01

I would have thought so B3.

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 13:45

the wood is dead or dying. Fungi like that don't grow on healthy wood. The fungi are a result rather than a cause.

Heating a cold frame in winter to start seeds

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 11:35

It's not the middle of Feb yet. You'll need a collection of heated cold frames to move stuff into once the pricking out stage comes. Plus the light considerations. And if you do a search of the forum you'll find loads of 'What do I do now?' questions from people with leggy plants, nowwhere to put them and still 6 weeks to go before they can be safely planted out

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:57

PS you need a mattock for brambles

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:56

you get what you pay for, you've proved that. I'd go to a car boot/sunday market if such things still exist. Many of my tools came from such places and the rest from my granddad. Old is best.

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.

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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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

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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