Latest posts by nutcutlet

underground slugs

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 08:17

A pic of the shrubs would be useful as well to see the type of damage

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:59

I'm a great pottter on, sometimes too soon and disturb things that didn't want to be disturbed.

Thanks again, A

Unheated/uninsulated greenhouse

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:37

One of the problems I have with the unheated greenhouse is how much water do plants need. I don't water when it's sub zero but when it goes on too long things dry out. Then if I water in a milder spell and another cold spell comes can they cope?

Having said that I haven't lost much over the years, mostly things that were never going to survive the cold even if dry. I just worry about them and feel guilty if they die.

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:30

PS. One of the hollies has put up 2 upright shoots but these are almost entirely yellow. Is it likely that they would grow from cuttings or would there not be enough chlorophyll for independent existence.


I'm thinking cold greenhouse through the winter then shade outside. Does that sound right?

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:25

That's the way to go.

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:18

Many thanks David

I've saved to my garden file and will print out as an instruction sheet. I should get the book. One becomes a bit dependent on the internet but you can't beat a good book. 

Best wishes and thanks


Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 14:57

It's getting a bit dark now, you might not spot them. 

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 14:36

I go out and do a bit of  tree/bush surgery in winter otherwise I leave it alone. I'd get compacted wet soil, I'd walk on the bulbs as they come through and get I'd cold.

I do go out every day and look around; see what buds are swelling, if the snowdrops are through (they are), feed the birds, paddle in the flooded parts of the garden. But that will do.


Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 14:02

Hi Jonus, welcome

I've arranged for us all to have a proper summer next year



Starlings not migrating

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 13:06

It is a shame. While it's sad to see any species diminishing, there'll be a lot of people  who were glad to see a reduction. The only thing I missed was those fantastic dusk flights.

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