Latest posts by nutcutlet

Marvel of Peru bulbs

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 21:46

They're perennials but not bulbs, they have a tuberous root which can be stored over winter like dahlias. They come through mild winters in the garden but are so slow to start it's not worth bothering with. They're so quick and easy from seed, I save seed and start afresh. But I haven't grown them lately, too much not terribly attractive leaf and not enough flower. Though they do smell nice

What to do with this ugly Conifer - Plant a rambler or chop down?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 20:00

What a dfifference. 

Brown Bay Trees

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:50

I'm afraid they look seriously dead to me. 

Help with growing Lupins from seed

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 19:03

Might be tree lupins, Lupinus arboreus. I think they need to be outside in the light.

Wilting viburnum burkwoodii

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 17:16

Lots of soft new growth wilting on lots of plants today, it happens around now every year

White bells out of control

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:11

I assumed the white version of Spanish bluebells..

Don't let them seed and keep digging them up is all I can suggest for those.

Have you got a photo?

Mahonia buckland

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 14:00

There may be life there 

It's hard to say whether to cut off that branch without actually seeing it. There's a look to a dead branch that doesn't show in a photo. But if the top's been brown for ages my guess is that branch is dead. See what other people think, more people will look this evening. Give it a couple of gallons of water. Don't feed it unless it starts growing.

Mahonia buckland

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 13:45

difficult one, they will be entangled won't they. Could just cut the loosesttife back for down to give the base of the mahonia some space. a good watering and could maybe be disentangled in the autumn

I hope it survives, they're lovely plants. How long has it been brown?

Mahonia buckland

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 13:19

anything brown is dead. If you only think you can see green leaves at the base they must be minute so it might be that this is dead/dying. That dead branch needs removing and if there is new growth at the base I'd give it a chance by removing the other plant in the picture

Using poorly kept shrubs?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 12:43

I agree with Pete.

I'm sure the 'save everything, scratch the bark to see if it's green' people will disagree but if you want fruit, get some healthy plants

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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