Latest posts by nutcutlet

Just hoed up my green manure seedlings!

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 13:16

I've never hoed up seedlings, not sure if there's a hoe in the shed

I've dug up bulbs half an hour after I planted them 

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:18

I'm not much of a variegation fan at all but when pink is added 

Special Plant in garden

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 09:45

I'd rather have the species. That pink cultivar looks awful. 

When to move a deciduous ceanothus?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:29

When to move a deciduous ceanothus?

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:00

I haven't grown it so just speaking generally.

I doubt if it has much future where it is so I would wait til it's dormant and move it with as much root intact as possible

The age old leaf question!

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 14:59

I have a pretty lackadaisical approach to leaves. The fall where they fall. Nothing seems to suffer. 

If I grew alpines I might have a re-think.

Cooking potatoes

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:16

I've had spuds that cook like that, I think it's mostly down to variety. If I could just remember which ones they were I'd stop buying them

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:14

Dove those are probably the same people that think good berries in autumn predict a hard winter.

Japonica skimmia

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:12

Skimmia japonica, that way round for name

They're evergreen so shouldn't lose all leaves. I find they don't like the dry alkaline soil I have and go yellow. Not too keen on full sun either.

Can you post a photo and someone with more positive knowledge re skimmias may be able to help. Start with the camera icon and reduce the size of the image before you start. I reduce mine to 30%

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 11:42

just as many daylight hours. Ignore the clocks and nothing changes. Works fine for us retired people

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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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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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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