Latest posts by nutcutlet

Bug Recipe

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 13:57

I spend nothing on chemicals. I like my insects, the balance achieved by leaving them alone has worked well for me over the years

English Ivy Everywhere

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 12:43

It takes a bit of removing if it's up the trees. You can cut it off at the bottom but then you've got dead bits up the tree. 

It doesn't kill trees but it spoils the shape of them and makes a deciduous tree but more of a wind stopper in winter and sometimes they get blown over. There's no quick and easy answer. Cut, dig and pull. 

I like it in a hedge and so do the birds but if you have a formal garden and hedge maybe not so good


Posted: 16/03/2016 at 18:47

They grow wild in water meadows. They won't like hot and dry. What sort of soil have you got?

Long Tailed Tits

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 17:51

Turn round and look the other way aym


Identify plants

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 17:20

It must have changed a bit since you first posted. I would have liked to see that from different angles then. How about a few now?

also, although it's been in the GH, where was the plant you took the cutting from and where is it now?


Tree ID please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 14:13

Not a tree for a small garden, they do get big, their roots are big and apart from the pretty catkins, aren't much of a garden plant.

Hedging patience

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 09:43

My neighbour tells me there's a Reliant Robin buried in my garden. He put it there so he should know.  We've found no trace of that. Plenty of carpets, lumps of tarmac, toys, bikes and, of course, asbestos. Some pluses, huge lumps of flat concrete to build steps and old hand-made bricks, they'd never be dumped now.


Id please

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:38

It's one of the arums, probably Arum. italicum. Lovely winter ground cover in shade, Great red (poisonous) berries follow spathe flowers, leaves die off after flowering and reappear for the following winter.

 Spreads by seeding with the aid of small rodents, crops up all over the garden

East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Posted: 16/03/2016 at 08:33

I haven't forgotten

Hedging patience

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 22:55

Cover all the root but not the stem is the best I can do.

I know about digging in rubble. Here it's a brick rubble

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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