Latest posts by nutcutlet

Wild cherry tree?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:34

I have wild cherry and bird cherry but neither have small bunches of fluffy flowers. Agree with Busy Lizzie, we need a photo

Foxgloves....What do I do n

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 15:41

Foxgloves are basically biennial, they do sometimes go on for another year but not so good in my experience. The other thing they do is make new leaves so you think they'll go another year, then die. I let them seed and pull them up.

Fast growing

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 11:26

Resist fast growing plants, they don't stop when your arch is covered

What's the soil like?

A photo would help produce good suggestions

Outdoor garden sticks

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:57


Outdoor garden sticks

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:12

 sounds good to me Fairy. Makes mine average. 

Outdoor garden sticks

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 15:02
Fairygirl says:

 It would be different if the garden was huge I expect. 

See original post

 How big is huge, Fairy? 

Outdoor garden sticks

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:27

I have a list and a photographic record. I don't think labels would enhance the appearance of my garden.

Noob Q about growing from seed

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 20:36

I wouldn't plant either of those this year. I'd grow them on and plant them out in spring.

Dying plants: which comes first - fungus or plant death?

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 18:43

it doesn't look like HF to me and I doubt is persicaria suffers. I would look to the waterlogging and deal with that. If it can't be dealt with, plant something that can cope.

Fungal spores are everywhere and are part of the breaking down of dead plants. Without them we'd be in trouble

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 18:35

 the seeds need to ripen to black and the pods go papery and open up before you pick them. Seeds must mature on the plant before they're dried off. Picked green they will never ripen.

It sounds a bit early, many agapanthus are still in flower.

If there are any still on the plant, let them ripen.

Dead-heading and seed collection don't go together. 

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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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

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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