Latest posts by nutcutlet

Overgrown garden with bats - what can I do?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:30

Bats fly around everywhere, what is the nature of your overgrowth? Bats don't roost at ground level (except in caves etc) you won't find them in residence in the nettle patch or an unpruned shrub.

I have a Pipistrelle nursery roost in the house roof most years. If we wanted to re-roof we wouldn't do it while they were there and we'd leave access for them to come back for the next breeding season. You wouldn't be expected to live in a leaking house. There are ways around it all. Bats aren't pests, they're part of our rapidly diminishing native wildlife. 

I wonder if the owners have left a wild area because they are interested in wildlife. It's a good way to go. 

Salvia Royal Bumble

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 20:07
Pete8 says:

nutcutlet says:

We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

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 Cheers nut! you know what you've gone and done now!! 

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 Sorry Pete 

Weed I.D

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:16

tree seedling, probably sycamore. Easy to pull outr and won't stand mowing

Salvia Royal Bumble

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:15

I've taken mine right back to the lowest leaves but not sure that's what should be done.

I'm not a proper gardener, I do as I like 

We haven't had a killer winter for several years now have we.

Holly - yellowing leaves with spots

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:05

How many leaves are affected. Have you a photo of the plant.

Holly, as all evergreens, doesn't keep its leaves forever. Old ones turn yellow and drop off and new ones grow. A treatment would be feeding to encourage the new growth.

Salvia Royal Bumble

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 18:52

Can I add Salvia jamensis to the confusion? It probably arose as a seedling and could be confusion re mummy/daddy.No idea myself.

It's a shrubby one and does seem to come through winter well, though mine was in a cold GH for the middle of winter. I've now planted it out, cut it back and it's looking better than any of the others. 

I shall be interested to see its offspring which are all over the place.

Iron chelated by EDTA kill plants?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 11:41

It's a feed isn't it? not a weed and feed? 

Plant ID

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 10:55

how big are they? (pot size would do) A photo from a different view might help with 1. as well

Quick Growing Hedge/Conifers?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 09:44

whatever you like, it's your garden. I prefer a little more character and diversity in my garden.

ID Please

Posted: 21/04/2017 at 22:53

I thought the Phlomis was called Jerusalem Sage. and I thought Russian Sage was Perovskia. But that's probably why I don't use common names 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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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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