Latest posts by nutcutlet

Hundreds of missing bulbs

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 12:12

Some bulbs have been here for years and increase. Snowdrops and 2 narcissi, February Gold and Jetfire,

Plus Tete a tete iwhich is no longer multiuheaded but still multiplies Otherwise, like Hogweed, I should be awash but I'm not

Lawn to meadow

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 22:00

Much the same routine, (Allen) scythe at end of season, pick up the product, then a mow, sometimes twice depending on the season, then leave it. 

Windbreak shrubs for very dry shade

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 20:52

there's always something that will grow,  the problems people have with dry shade is mostly down to planting the wrong thing,


Posted: 31/01/2017 at 20:49

sow them in the autumn, in the ground and leave them yo get on with it by themselves.

Lawn to meadow

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 19:46

coming along lindsey. To start with, too much hogweed and cow parsley after years of neglect but more balance now.

Buttercups in early summer are the real stars, lots of yellow rattle as well now, assorted vetches, knapweeds. It's very stiff former agricultural land but probably set to grass before the real chemical era

Lawn to meadow

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 18:57

did you plant your orchid, lindsey?  Or did it just turn up?

I always hope an orchid might turn up here one day but it would be a long trip across an agricultural desert. Otherwise my meadow is doing very nicely for its age (about 20 years) But from a base of surprisingly interesting grasses before we came.

Windbreak shrubs for very dry shade

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 15:49

the big cotoneasters are very good tempered, evergreen and seen to put up with anything. Cotoneaster lacteus is excellent.

Prunus laurocerasus and P. lusitanicus. Viburnum rhytidophyllum  I have grown all these in grotty soil, shade and wind. Improving the soil would help any of them get established and you'd need to water til they were established. 


Posted: 31/01/2017 at 08:19

More likely a fungus is moving on on dead wood in the hedge, as Mike says, cut it all out.


Posted: 29/01/2017 at 19:50

I think that fairly sums it up punkdoc, except to say that a species will seed to produce another the same. Hybrids and cultivars can only be reproduced vegetatively (eg cuttings, splitting, grafting)

Ajuga- can I move it now? How best to do it?

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 18:32

any day that's good enough for me to be out there gardening and the ground isn't frozen or over-wet, I move hardy perennials that need moving

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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