Latest posts by nutcutlet

Knitting a hedge

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:30

I understand Quickthorn as hawthorn and I think it's much better for hedging than Blackthorn (the one with the sloes) because it doesn't sucker all over your garden.

Common names are a bit of a trap.  They mean different things to different people, Crataegus mongyna, which I call hawthorn, is what you want as the main plant in a mixed hedge.

Evergreen climbers

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 10:02

my experience of the forum popular Trachylospermum jasminoides isn't good. Mine died and on visiting other gardens in the area I see yellow leaves, brown bits and dead twigs. Rarely a thing of beauty in this area.

OK if you want nice smelly flowers and don't care what the rest of the plant looks like

wild primroses

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 08:10

lovely, the wild primrose has a charm the bright coloured hybrids lack 

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 22:49

In the early days I hoped we might find some human bones, then the police would come and do the digging. 

I forgot to mention the bottles, hundreds of them, the previous owner had a bit of a problem

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 22:38

Loads of rubbish here, huge lumps of concrete for us to make steps and a sort of rockery. Old hand made bricks to build a summerhouse. Plus glass, plastic bag, asbestos, brick rubble, carpets.........

My neighbour says there's a Reliant Robin in there. He put it there, in one of the ex-ponds I suspect. If we ever find it OH will want to restore it to its former ?glory 

Oak Acorns

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 22:27

the hazel, walnut and oak are Lb but the ash and acers are more likely wind blown and germinate where they land

Oak Acorns

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 22:17

they get missed though Kitty 

New trees appearing all the time

What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 18:38

no idea, I'll be interested to see any suggestions

Oak Acorns

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 17:44

well, they are plants. There's no chemical hat distinguishes between plants you want and plants you don't want.

If I didn't pull ash, field maple, sycamore and all the rest every year, I'd be living in a forest by now. 

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/02/2017 at 16:15

put them back in. They'll be OK, I'm always doing that sort of thing 

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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