Latest posts by nutcutlet

Will bamboo grow new leaves

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 08:22

I don't think they grow again from the tops. Don't let him/her loose again.

Bamboo is best reduced by completely removing some stems and leaving the rest.

If the plant is too tall, it's the wrong plant for the situation.

Can you tell me?

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 23:15

It's a hypericum. Maybe Hypericum androsaemum at that height. How big were the flowers, this one has smaller flowers than some of the garden species which are more showy. Never noticed the smell on any of them

Rose Campion seeds

Posted: 20/07/2017 at 17:55

I'm a great believer in sowing fresh seed. I have germination already from seeds I've sowed this month. Fresh seed germinates very quickly in pots outside in the shade.

Portugese Laurel

Posted: 19/07/2017 at 19:03

on the first pic the top looks dead but the base is alive. I'd cut the dead top off and give the live bits room to grow

Planting out potted oak trees

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 17:31

I think they'll grow away when you plant them out, they won't have changed genetically. If you soil is diggable and you're prepared to keep them watered I don't see why not now. You'll need to tease the roots out if they're pot bound and make sure the surrounding soil is moist. A good watering on planting but lots now and again is better than little and often after that.

climbing plants

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 13:57

te compost would fall out through chicken wire, as well as the water

Garden pest

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 12:33

the children are not allowed to play out because of a few insects? Don't pass on your fear of insects to the kids, there's a world of wildlife out there, get them interested in it.

Should I avoid euphorbia due to toxicity?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 09:09

We always used to grow it with no problem before the press got hold of it. I have been affected by the sap, it was a bit sore for a day or two but not worth a newspaper artcle. It's a most unlikely plant for anyone to eat. but I wouldn't leave a child alone in a garden until after the stage of putting everything in the mouth, there will be far nastier things out there that the press haven't picked up on yet.

Flying Ant Day

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:26

an amazing sight in the meadow earlier. Rising ants in the sunlight against a dark background. Looked like a bonfire. 


Posted: 17/07/2017 at 20:20

much too tall for what?

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

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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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

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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