Latest posts by nutcutlet

House martins

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:29

Swallows have been investigating our buildings today. Sheds, woodstore and two bedrooms. I'm not having them nesting in the bedrooms so they can rethink that one

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:21

I always have a few but never got anywhere near a problem Berghill. They must like your place better than mine

Help! I'm having problems with my Bay Tree

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:19

I'd cut off the right hand side one right back to the ground.and see how it goes. I wouldn't start spraying anything for anything unless sure it's there. 

It looks like 2 distinct trunks, one of which is dead, any sort  of leaf pest  would have had both of them.

You may find 2 completely separate plants there and could remove the dead one


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:23

It's the year for this sort of growth. I'm fascinated by all things green and won't be getting rid of mine


scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 19:05

Sow them on a pot of well draining compost, cover with grit and leave them outside. They are hardy plants and do not need protection. cosetting might finish them off

scarlet pimpernel

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:57

With hardy plants the best time to sow is when the plant sows. Just throw them where you'd like them to grow

Euonymus hedge

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:36

Which euonymous are you growing? 


Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:32

Great day. Spotted one of the arisaemas coming up to flower. Now I have to work out which one it is. Must be a tough one, I lost some in the winter before last. It's a big one. We shall see

more goosegrass scratches and nettle stings up the arms.

Boy tree bees buzzing round the nest waiting for the girls. It's all exciting

Acer seeds

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 18:03

When they're ripe and start falling they'll be ready, sow them straight away and leave then outside to stratify. I use well draining compost and put grit on top.

Don't be tempted to prise them off early, they won't be ready

Can any one tell me what this is

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 16:46

It;'s Acanthus mollis, I'm afraid I don't know if it's poisonous

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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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