Latest posts by nutcutlet

Aquilegia - downy mildew

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 17:35

That's sad Fishy. 

I don't think I've seen any signs but a patch of red ones I planted last year isn't visible so may have snuffed it for some reason. 

Hibiscus pruning

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 17:30

If that first one was mine I'd get rid of it. H-C is right, they rarely need pruning  and that one has been hacked out of any decent shape.

Myrtle Communis

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 13:43

I had one for years but one of those very cold winters finished it off. (Peterborough) It wasn't in a protected site, trees around but no warm wall.

Mushrooms in the lawn

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 08:43

if they're on the roots of the conifer they will move on when there's no more food.

But not all fungi are on tree roots.

There are outbreaks of assorted fungi every year, fascinating things.

April Speciality Walks At ickworth

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 22:31

A bit too far for me 

Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:36

I think you have a straight answer in what Ladybird said earlier. The flowers have male and female parts and don't need another different plant to pollinate them.

The variegated versions are the same plant except for leaf colour which doesn't affect flower and fruit. If this plant needed something else to pollinate them the variegated ones wouldn't do. But it doesn't. Bees transfer the pollen from the male bits to the female bits

They are edible in that they are not poisonous but in the UK they are unlikely to ripen.

Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 21:00

I love to see it all left about and 'melting down' Much better for wildlife. I put a link to this thread on another one about berries on eleagnus

Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:18

Max, have a look at this post from Guernsey Donkey. The second plant for ID is your eleagnus and it has some berries on it still. You can guess where Guernsey Donkey lives. warmer than where I live

Plant ID

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 20:15

Berberis darwinii

Eleagnus x ebbingeii

No good at fungi 

Oleaster (Elaeagnus x ebbingei) - pollinators, and growing tips for berries

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 18:22

Little fruits form on mine most years but, as Ladybird says, it''s so late in the year (October at least) that they get frosted off. At least I think that's what happens to them, never seen anything ripe and ready to eat.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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Last Post: 24/08/2017 at 18:05

something I don't think I planted

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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

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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