Latest posts by nutcutlet

Sloping/shaded border

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 12:26

I would lift the fabric and not put it back. It destroys soil structure but also, on a slope, whatever you cover it with will run downhill when it rains and when the birds throw it around, 

Geranium macrorrhizum and G. phaeum are good for shade and good at maintaining their form on a slope

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 11:38

That's very likely Bob

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:17

persisting here as well 

Sow the seed from your new plants when it's ripe. Outside. then you'll have lots more

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:15


Last edited: 05 March 2017 10:20:02

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:46

don't forget some climbers die back, but they're not dead. They regrow from the base. Note the dried curly bits on your 'Boston Ivy' 

Boston Ivy doesn't have those.

Some of the photos don't enlarge to a clear image but I think these are all clematis

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 08:38

neither of those photos of Boston Ivy,  are Boston Ivy.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:36

My money says they'll germinate 

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 20:18

most of the astrantias are fertile Andy. Hadspen Blood certainly is.

When Hadspen Blood germinate prick out the ones with most pigment in the leaves, some aren't very dark, none of the named varieties seed totally true.

I'm having a bit of a poke around re Roma, RHS says deadhead to prevent self seeding

so does Claire Austin

Its sterility might be another one of those things that everyone knows but isn't true.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 19:01

the shrub is Viburnum tinus.

re the potting I'd take buddleia out with its rootball and put the new compost at the bottom and down the sides if there's a gap , not good to put it round the stems.

when it starts growing other plants will be shaded out 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 18:47

Ah now, Verdun 

I thought I'd  have a look around a few good places in the area. 

I've already been here 

and got another Sarcococca, they have a bit of a collection, some nice plants generally, I'll be back there. 

Then I need to go here

and here,

and here,

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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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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