Latest posts by nutcutlet

Leaf mould vs Chalara ash dieback

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 16:19

And fungal spores are in the air all the time. I don't think anything we do will alter that.

Echinacea plant

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 14:12

Thanks folks

I'll go and dig it up.


Posted: 03/11/2012 at 12:33

Mine looked better yesterday than they've looked all season. We had the first proper frost last night, they look alright so far but It's probably all over really.

Echinacea plant

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 12:30

I can't keep these going. I put them in the ground, might get a poor flower or two in the first year and never see them again. I haven't got particularly heavy soil. Could dryness through the summer be a problem? I planted yet another one in September and it looks good and leafy at the moment. It would be good to see some flowers like the ones I see in other gardens. Any suggestions as to how I might look after it better?


Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:59

The outside leaves of foxgloves always look a bit rough, the pointed leaved ones especially. I have, among others, Digitalis lutea and D. ferruginea, their older leaves are quite black now but they always cheer up in the spring and put on a good show in summer. 


Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:02

I have an unidentified one. It's very slow growing, but I am getting some berries now. It looks as though it will be tree rather than shrub, it's about 10 years from seed and still a single stem with not much side growth- time will tell.


Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:38

It's a euonymus. Hard to say which one, there are a lot. Euonymus europaeus is the spindle berry, a native hedgerow shrub, E. alatus is grown a lot in gardens, brilliant autumn colour as well as the berries. But there are lots more.


Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:16

I think it's down to what you like and what you can afford. Can't see that a bit of hessian would make much difference to anything but if there's a practical reason for it I'm ready to be convinced.

Pruning Lilac

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 20:35

If you remove some large limbs to base you may be Ok but if you shorten branches all round it will be as Ernie says.

Dark corners

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 18:26

I'd go for light rather than reflective. If it's really dark there's no light to reflect. Mirrors have implications for birds. They try to fly through them, not surprising really, a well placed mirror looks like a way through.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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