Latest posts by nutcutlet

Broadleaf weeds

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:04

I'd just mow to make it green and flat

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 17:05

GCNs have low priority compared to big business Philippa.

Local gravel extraction may result in our water table being lowered. This could result in no ponds for us and neighbours. Surveys were done and GCNs were noted but permission was given for the gravel extraction

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:25

I hope you haven't Philippa. We had newts and occasional heron for years but this year the heron was a regular visitor

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:02

The old jokes are the best jokes


I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:52

It would have to be a big net

More than I could handle.

Never sure about keeping the herons out, they're wildlife as well, but they've seriously reduced the newt population


I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:43

The wind blows all my leaves to one place Laura, the pond

Hawthorn Topiary

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:35

You might get a few flowers but mostly they'd be cut off.

I'd keep the hawthorn free flowering for maximum wildlife support and topiarise something else.

Go and find an old hawthorn hedge and see what it looks like when it's been tight clipped for years


Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 10:18

You need male and female bushes to get most hollies to berry.  A few are self fertile but yours can't be one of them.

You either have a male bush or a female with no males to pollinate.

Close inspection of the flowers against a good diagram of the male and female flowers will tell you which you have.


plant id

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

I'd suggest learning the proper name from the start.

Forget all the virgin's bowers and batchelor's buttons.

Learn about plant families, you can get a short-list of possible IDs if you recognise family features.

Agree with Dave re finding out about the plant, it's important knowledge, ID is just a start.

Don't try and learn too many at once unless you have a very good memory.


Growing plants inside, moving outside

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 20:19

If you want it to germinate just leave it outside and wait for spring

Remember what happens naturally.

No fridges, no heating systems, just weather

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 30/04/2016 at 20:24

a couple of IDs please

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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 17:02

Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 11:19

move a rose

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Last Post: 14/03/2016 at 10:54

Which violet?

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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 16:56

Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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holly choice

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