Latest posts by nutcutlet

Old verbena bonariensis

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 15:52

a worn out woody plant may not be dead but it lacks potential. It's given it all away. 

Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:29

I should think the new plants will grow better if you do. Otherwise you'll have a limited choice of plants that will grow in impoverished soil.

fuschia riccartonii

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:11

Unless you live in a very mild area fuchsia is not a good choice for a hedge. I've seen tree like fuchsias and hedges in SW Ireland and I think they grow like that in SW England. For most of us the top dies and it grows from the base every year. Occasionally mine have regrown on the old stems and I've left them but usually regret it as they never look so good. There are no tougher fuchsias than that one, you haven't got the wrong fuchsia.

Veg near snowdrops

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 14:05

agree, no possibility of one plant absorbing bits of another, that's scifi stuff. Or maybe tabloid journalism if they're short of a scare story. 

Weed ID

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 23:00

they go miles Hefty. as do Field Maple and Ash 

I have a mini forest of Field Maple this year

Weed ID

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 22:21

sycamore seedlings, get 'em out while they're still tiny 

Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 21:02

fungal spores are everywhere. Fungi are part of the breaking down of dead plants. They feed on dead wood, not live wood. 

Breeding hellebores!

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:20

I meant the seeds and seedlings Liz. 

ID of plants

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 20:05


Daphne, maybe Daphne laureola


Breeding hellebores!

Posted: 07/04/2017 at 19:47

they do much better in the ground than in pots

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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Last Post: 24/08/2017 at 18:05

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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Last Post: 29/03/2017 at 18:04

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

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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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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