nutcutlet


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Overzealous clearing - have I damaged my Cornus Controversa (variagated).

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 22:06

cover the roots, give it a good drink and speak kindly to it.


4 weeks is a long time to have roots exposed

Dragonfly ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:52

Thanks Bob, I can never remember which is which apart from the chasers, they stick in my mind somehow.


I tried for an even better shot, 4 of them lined up on 4 poppies, but my photography is luck rather than skill

Dragonfly ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:38

is this one a Brown Hawker as well Bob?


Confirming redcurrants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:09

my ornamentals have black berries, they're not particularly tasty but I'm still alive.


I think the strings that red currant hang in are pretty distinctive

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:06

it's very yellow when it's in flower GD. So yellow that everyone want to photograph it then. But have a look at this selection and see what you think.


https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/genista-aetnensis


http://www.thedangergarden.com/2012/01/genista-aetnensis-or-mt-etna-broom.html


http://plantlust.com/plants/279/genista-aetnensis/

Confirming redcurrants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:35

It's not dark yet, go and take a photo

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:09

yes, that's romneya, aka tree poppy


I'm wondering even more about Genista aetnensis now, Those aren't conifer 'needles'

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:49

 we need to entertain the neighbours. The horses across the road watch the show sometimes

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:38

privet needs a good taming sometimes Fairy. Ours was so tall the phone wires kept snagging on it. Down to a reasonable 5 or 6 feet now

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:45

we have field maple, hawthorn, Cotoneaster lacteus and small yews (to be kept small) very close to ours. There are willows and a privet hedge within rooting distance, they've been there since 1960 and haven't caused problems yet. The onbe that has pushed roots between bricks into a manhole is the shallow rooted Catalpa bignonioides. A lot will depend on the state of your system, roots in the soakaway are probably not a big deal but if you have an old crumbling brick tank that might be bad news. 


Our tank has always been known as the sceptic tank. Some people are a little septic about its efficiency but we know it works just fine

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Richard's Clematis

 
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Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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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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ponds

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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