Latest posts by nutcutlet

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:20

Horseflies, the only things I swat in the garden. 

Goosegrass, sticky willy, shreds my skin, takes a layer off regularly.

Skin on my hands and arms currently lacerated by bamboo. Yesterday reduced a large 10-12foot tall patch to just this year's new growth. Shredding to follow, ouch

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 20:14

Only the nettles had me today herbaceous. 

The horseflies kept trying but I swatted them with my kneeling mat

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 19:59

The female must have flowers even if they are tiny and over-looked. No flowers, no seeds.

not grown

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 09:39

If you try again plant when the weather warms up in spring

Mistletoe - friend or foe?

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 09:33

It's not in the interest of a parasitic plant to kill its host. Old apple trees die and the mistletoe dies with them.

 I love the diversity of the plant world, it's fascinating and beautiful. 

Log pile

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 17:13

Lots of what's in there will be invisible to the naked eye but still part of the ecosystem. Clearing isn't part of this, you could rescue insects but you've removed their home and probably their eggs.

If it's too big, don't put any more on, or if you have room, start another one

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 19:02

Just taken a glass of wine for a walk and admired today's weed pulling effects

ID. What is this plant ?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 16:36

a cornus probably

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:15


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:09

That's nice PP

I did a bit of nettle and goosegrass pulling earlier, then it rained. Came in indoors. Then it stopped. went out again, rained again. Just setting up for another try, black clouds looming

OH out on motorcycle

I told him it was going to rain

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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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Lonicera ID

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