nutcutlet


Latest posts by nutcutlet

The age old leaf question!

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 14:59

I have a pretty lackadaisical approach to leaves. The fall where they fall. Nothing seems to suffer. 


If I grew alpines I might have a re-think.

Cooking potatoes

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:16

I've had spuds that cook like that, I think it's mostly down to variety. If I could just remember which ones they were I'd stop buying them

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:14

Dove those are probably the same people that think good berries in autumn predict a hard winter.

Japonica skimmia

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:12

Skimmia japonica, that way round for name


They're evergreen so shouldn't lose all leaves. I find they don't like the dry alkaline soil I have and go yellow. Not too keen on full sun either.


Can you post a photo and someone with more positive knowledge re skimmias may be able to help. Start with the camera icon and reduce the size of the image before you start. I reduce mine to 30%

Don't forget to alter your clocks

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 11:42

just as many daylight hours. Ignore the clocks and nothing changes. Works fine for us retired people

cardoon

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 14:11

I've got plenty of rubbish soil you can have. Swap?


Repot and leave out the manure maybe. My cardoons are only ornamental, in very rough soil and were very silver until they went brown. They're in quite a bit of shade and at their most silver early in the year.

cardoon

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 13:34

Some grey/silver leaved plants go more green in shade and when grown too wet and well fed.

barbed wire plant

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 20:45

I've never heard of that. Have you a picture or do you know what its proper name is?

Camassia bulbs & Allium bulbs

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 19:01

camassias like more moisture in the soil than alliums do.

Small plug perennials

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 18:31
HORTICO says:

General advice.  If you are an amateure gardener.  Bypass plugs atv this time of year.


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some amateurs are more knowledgeable and experienced than some professionals

 

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

 
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Calling Bensmith412

spam 
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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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ponds

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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