Latest posts by nutcutlet

Rejuvenating Overgrown Boxleaf Honeysuckle

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 21:08

Looks like Lonicera nitida. Never heard it called boxleaf honeysuckle but that describes it well. You can be brutal with these in my experience. OH cut one right back to nothing for a friend many years ago. The idea was to get rid of it but it grew back a treat

Any ideas what this plant is?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 19:00

Yes, I gave up mixes. One of the problems is disturbing the slower (and probably nicer) seeds when pricking out the quick germinators

Any ideas what this plant is?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 18:28

if it just appeared in a pot that should contain another, the most likely Geum is Geum urbanum

How to make a buddleia tree?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:26

Buddleia and topiary? Hmmm

If you cut the ends off after flowering you will have sticks

Topiary is usually created from plants with insignificant flowers and small evergreen leaves.

But try it, you might achieve something better than that which I'm imagining

Last edited: 15 February 2017 16:29:13

How to make a buddleia tree?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:28

that's been cut back and is quite mature. It's splendid but probably still looks scruffy when past the best flowering.

How to make a buddleia tree?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:26

could you show us that google image?

I agree with you re buddleias being scruffy, it's the nature of the plant.

I think you could only achieve a tree by starting with a new one and never cutting it back in the tradition of buddleia pruning. It could have selected branches pruned, but once you've cut one right back it just throws up loads of shoots.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:18

It is a long way Topbird. and I think for a group outing we do need a bigger garden with restaurant to warm up afterwards.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:03

Not really a snowdrop walk but I shall be going here

on either 25th or 26th

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 11:30

I'm not saying no but it's a long way via the dreaded A14 

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 18:33

I think ants are providers of formic acid.

I once took OH's bike and rode it to see a friend along the road. Must has been all of 1/4 mile. More than enough, though I used to do miles in my youth, OH still does sometimes.

17 miles. 

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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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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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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