Latest posts by nutcutlet

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:55

well worth it Dove. That way you don't lose the nice lichenified mortar.

Those concrete on brick steps at the far end of the garden lost a big chunk when the branch landed. Stuck back on in damp weather and still going strong.

I have no shares in Evo-Stik 

Loose brick

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:08

Yes, that stuff called Sticks like sh*t. We lost a piece of steps when tree surgeons took down a big tree. Stuck it on with that and it's still there after 4 or 5 years.

Last edited: 25 November 2016 16:08:46

Acer ID needed

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 18:24

It's an Acer pseudoplatanus cultivar, probably 'Brilliantissimum'

Which means it's a sycamore and needs to be watched for reverting to green

White Eggs In Lawn?!

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:48

it probably is the photo size as Kitty says. They just don't upload if too large but nothing come up to tell you why.

I reduce mine to 30%

White Eggs In Lawn?!

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 16:15

Amphibians, (frogs), lay eggs in water

Laural bushes

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 12:59

How big are they and how long have they been where they are?

Best plant bible

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 20:34

It will be Dave.

Best plant bible

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 19:52

I still like a book though I use a lot of on line resources now.

The Roger Phillips/Martyn Rix series is good. Shrubs. Perennials in 2 volumes. Wild flowers. Grasses and more.

I have a huge RHS book with thousands of plants but I don't like it much

Books on a single genus or species cover more in depth. eg Christopher Grey-Wilson's Poppies. 

More recently a couple by Dan Hinkley, The Explorer's Garden; 'Shrubs and Vines' and 'Perennials'

The old Reader's Digest book is good but too many name changes over the years and, being in alphabetical order, it makes things hard to find.

Assorted wildflower guides, some better than others, some might go to the charity shop  when I get round to it

Plantfinder in case I forget how to spell something

Hillier's Trees and Shrubs

Assorted Christopher LLoyd, but I don't recommend the later ones which are all glossy pics and less Lloyd wit.

I've probably forgotten something important

Does anyone know which Hardy Geranium this is?

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 15:58

It can be huge. It was the 2 foot tall bit that steered me away from psilostemon. Lovely plant, I agree. 

Does anyone know which Hardy Geranium this is?

Posted: 22/11/2016 at 09:28

there's another one further down the thread H-C. Any ideas?

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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First paeony of the year

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