Latest posts by nutcutlet

South Easterly Gardens

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 14:22

My theory is that you shouldn't choose a house. Choose a garden and take the house that stands in it. It's worked well for me

Proffessional garden design - worth it?

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 14:05

Will it be truly yours if you employ a garden designer?

Rather than TV and Chelsea bling, (very unreal), why not go and have a look at some real gardens and see what could be integrated into your patch.  

My National Gardens Scheme plug of the day    

John Brookes has written some good books on garden design. so have others but I can't remember their names

What are these?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 20:40

but easy enough to remove, it doesn't spread by roots

What are these?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:07

Native wild flower, weed is a term of abuse

I like it, pretty leaves and flowers

What are these?

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 13:39

the first looks like some sort of heuchera

the second, Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine. No relation the Lesser celandine, 

Coral Spot?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:12


Coral Spot?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:39

As you suspect, coral spot affects only dead wood so your only hope is to remove all the dead wood to well below the obviously dead bits and just above a bud. If this can't be done, or leaves nothing, then there is nothing you can do.

Coral Spot?

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:46

coral spot is very orange so may be some different fungus. But that wood is dead, you can tell by the colour change. Cutting back to just above the last healthy bud is the best you can do. Don't leave stumps with no buds at the end, they will die back and the problem will persist

Holly leaves

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 18:48


Holly leaves

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 18:38

No link

The two are separated very early on in the plant kingdom

Pines are gymnosperms, hollies are angiosperms

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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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