Latest posts by nutcutlet

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:57

Far fewer in recent years than previously Philippa. The larvae feed on ragwort and there's usually plenty of that

Overgrown cottage garden needs taming

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:54

Hi Rory, the pics are a bit small and i can't enlarge them and I can't recognise anything.But that garden looks amazing. I wouldn't mind inheriting that. I'd start by weeding, there are bound to be some, and do some planning. Take a lot of photos of what it looks like now and every month through summer. Label plants as keep, dispose of, move etc. Just stick a little plastic label in the ground beside it. 

I must be getting past it, took me ages to spell label

Things move better from autumn onwards, September is good for grass seed sowing.

Lots of shrubs will need a prune and if you take a pic we can ID them. Then someone (probably not be) will tell you how to prune them.

I think I can see some hellebores and astrantias there and you may have got some good plants

Do rose seeds really grow.......

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:38

Species roses go well from seed,. I don't use a fridge, I use a garden or a cold GH. Rosa rugosa sown in October was flowering by summer. Not a big display but the bushes were a couple of feet high and enough flowers for me to know which ones to keep and which ones to give away.

Hybrids/cultivars will grow from seed if the make any but who knows what you might get.

Incredible luck

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:33

I have a wildlife reserve first and a garden second

Are these weeds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:10

It looks a bit like one of the oenotheras but I don't know Ontario weeds. 

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:08

I'm still waiting Philippa. But I have seen the first cinnabar moth

Mahonia Japonica

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 09:38

Are your sproutings up suckers or seedlings?

I haven't experienced either. A spot more invasiveness would be desirable for me

What is this tuber?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:53

Hard to tell the texture from a photo but it looks like a large seed that has put out a root.

Can anybody identify these?

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 22:13

a bigger ash tree now

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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