Latest posts by nutcutlet

Copper Birch or Green Beech Hedging???

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 09:33

Beech is what you want for hedging, copper or green. Lovely choice.

Birch is not a hedging plant, lovely tree though


Sorbus garden?

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 09:31

Don't do it.

Sorbus doesn't make a hedge, even a wild and loose one. Allowed to grow up, then be cut back to open the view, will make an unattractively shaped lump. Have a few sorbus trees where they won't spoil the view and hedge with something more 'hedgy'.

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 08:31

Dracunculus not Ranunculus

Yes, it stinks but only to attract its fly pollinators. Then the stink goes but still purple.

Probably best not outside the kitchen window.

We all need a bit of cheering up

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 23:09

Hi Tetley, sorry for the delay. The purple thing is Dracunculus vulgaris, I liked the juxtaposition of the exotic and the wild dog daisies and Silene fimbriata

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 20:19

Everything seeds easily especially weeds

Did you have any Knautia macedonica

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 20:10

something more like a scabious  maybe? I don't see poppy there.

Last year's Sweet Williams

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:03

I think they'd put up with that Daryl. Good idea, mine have grown a lot and could be spread out more

Last year's Sweet Williams

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:46

I thought they were annuals or biennials but my last year's plants are looking good and I'm expecting flowers, so I'm leaving them. A lot of the plants grown as annuals are really perennials.

erigeron karvinskianus

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 16:42

I can see green way down at the bottom of mine. The brown top can be cut off as I haven't done yet


Posted: 21/02/2016 at 15:49

The flowers look OK mostly so grown at the back of the border behind other stuff or viewed from a distance, they look OK. There's a bog group I drive past sometimes, it looks great from a moving car but I bet they look rough close to.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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Last Post: 30/04/2016 at 20:24

a couple of IDs please

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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 17:02

Molly the Witch in trouble

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 08:10

wot daff

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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 11:19

move a rose

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Last Post: 14/03/2016 at 10:54

Which violet?

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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 16:56

Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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holly choice

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