Latest posts by nutcutlet

Ants on a Twisted Hazel Tree - Problem?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:53

Hi Amanda. If you feel you've got a problem it's the aphids that will be causing it not the ants. I like to leave the aphids for the birds to eat. Some people like to kill them. It all depends on you and your views on gardening and wildlife. The aphids won't damage the tree, just make some of the leaves curl

Plants ID please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 19:46

Willow herb, i agree but I don't think the top one is ragwort. I think it's one of the mustard/charlock family


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:41

I hate fizzy drinks including fizzy lager

I need real ale.

But water or fruit juice will do if it's the middle of the day

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 17:39

Good to hear someone else appreciates it potsandpansies

Victoria, plants can be so much more interesting than a 'a bit of colour' in the garden. I get endless enjoyment from looking at it all


What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:51

Yes David,  that too

Ants on a Twisted Hazel Tree - Problem?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:50

They will be after aphids in the tree. I don't consider that a problem, I garden for wildlife.


What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:40

I think I do more forgetting than learning

Clematis & Sollya heterophylla

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:38

Also the clem might prefer to be outside in the winter and the sollya isn't truly hardy

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:36

Never rely on a common name

There's a little book on on plant names which is old, first published in 1931. 

Plant Names Simplified, their pronunciation, derivation and meaning, by AT Johnson and HA Smith. been reprinted many times, might still be available.

Yes it is. This has been very useful in the past.

AT Johnson as in Geranium 'AT Johnson'

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

I may have missed the first leaf before I cleared the weeds. There's a something coming up at the base.

I haven't picked up a smell either. 

Unlike the Dracunculus vulgaris which is just opening

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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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