Latest posts by nutcutlet

Is my ceanothus dead? :(

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:26

I would never grow anything up a dead tree. It always looks like a dead tree and eventually falls over taking your climber with it.

the bark scratching is much quoted but sometimes means your shrub has not been dead long. There's a look of a shrub that's dead, no swelling buds, dead leaves still on, wrinkles in the smaller branches. It just looks dead. It may be that you'd get a few shoots from somewhere and it isn't quite dead everywhere. But how long would you want to look at what you've got there?

Lonicera fragrantissima

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:14

If you want to train it to the fence you could cut off the branches that don;'t fit in with what you want. I'm not a big pruner, I let things grow. I'd rather have one natural looking shrub than 2 or 3 cut back to fit

Is my ceanothus dead? :(

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 19:08

 these things leave such a gap don't they. But I manage to convince myself it's a planting opportunity every time

Lonicera fragrantissima

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 18:47

It's a bush not a climber but I'm sure it would be fine trained to a fence

Plant Identification

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 18:18

no promises, but that third one could be a Globe Artichoke

Is my ceanothus dead? :(

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 18:15

When an evergreen looks like that, it's all over. They're very often not long lived, I lost one last year, not as big as that

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 17:25

I'd say that's the ever spreading Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae  aka Mrs Robb's bonnet.

Mixed up with whatever it's infiltrated 

Anemone Problems

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 22:07

Had any frosts? or cold winds. These were probably grown in very protected conditions. I would have grown these on from 9cm pots before planting out. They're a bit miffy

Cornflowers and Californian Poppies

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:41

If a hardy annual wakes up on a frosty morning it's OK. A non-hardy annual goes to a sloppy mush

Cornflowers and Californian Poppies

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 20:28

truly hardy plants can be in the garden but need hardening off first. 

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

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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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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