Latest posts by nutcutlet

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:04

I've only watered a few newly planted things. Beth Chatto, in her dry garden, doesn't water if things collapse, she cuts off the top growth, I do a lot of that but not for trees and shrubs. The older stuff should survive, we've had drought before, it's the newly planted that really struggle

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:21

Don't know how it was with you Pete but earlier in the season it was very wet indeed here. Plants made masses of soft growth and can't support it with the current hot and dry weather

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:03

This is where Great Crested newts hide in summer, under my seed trays where it's moist unless I forget the watering

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:49

Oh dear, they do look sad. I'm afraid they're dead. They look quite large.

Keeping newly planted, large trees alive through the summer is tricky, a balance between enough water and too much. They like it quite moist, but not to excess, just enough that the soil doesn't dry out.

A couple of small specimens, planted bare root in winter, would stand much more chance of survival.

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:15

bit of a mixture there but I'm putting the nobbly seed heads with the pinnate leaves and thinking Sanguisorba of some sort

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:04

It will stay brown unfortunately, cypress don't regrow from brown bits. 

Maybe you got a photo glitch, you can upload any number of photos per post

Saffron crocus

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 13:51

interesting Aster, Thank you

Saffron crocus

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:38

who's growing it in Saffron Walden Aster?  Is it indoors or out?

Another ID

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 12:15

me too Dove

The dreaded acanthus 1

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 09:49

if you're going to use roundup use it according to instructions, not concentrated. If you use it too strong the top growth dies off too quickly to allow the poisonous stuff to reach the roots.

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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a couple of IDs please

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