Latest posts by nutcutlet

Coldframes in winter

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 20:59

I never close anything, frame or cold GH but I do have the lid over the plants to stop them getting too wet. 

Dead-looking plants

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 18:45

Add lots of organic stuff, muck, compost. and choose plants that will thrive in heavy clay, however much you improve it clay is what you have. Acers might be best left until the soil has been improved. Roses probably don't mind

Propagating Syringa vulgaris from seed

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 17:45

I occasionally get self seeded ones in the garden. I wouldn't mess about with soaking and artificial stratification. I'd sow it now in gritty compost and leave it outside, it should germinate in spring.

What you get will not be predictable. They're grown from cuttings/graftings/layerings because that way you get a plant the same as the parent

Hydrangea gone bonkers?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:53

I'd wait til the hydrangea is dormant (leafless) and the ground is wet which will make it easier. That will do for the cotoneaster, they're not fussy,  

but I don't grow hydrangeas, someone else will advise when would be best for that, I think it might be a less obliging plant

Hydrangea gone bonkers?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:24

I'm not sure if your infiltrator is Cotoneaster lacteus, the leaves look a bit too short and wide to me, but it's definitely a cotoneaster of some sort.

As it's already taller than the hydrangea I think you can assume it will swamp it given a chance. You won't get flowers and berries if you keep cutting it back. 

I don't think you can get the best from both shrubs without digging up both and pulling them apart. 

Gardening For The Elderly

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:08

I'm not sure if I'm elderly, I suspect you would consider me old.

Gardening is the same as it always was but with less speed and more aches afterwards. Just like life really. 

Clematis ' Doctor Mary '

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:21

I love the shape of that one

How to stop standards growing!?

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:15

do you get berries on lollipops or are the flowering/berrying bits repeatedly cut off?

Not that I'm thinking of growing one, just interested

How to stop standards growing!?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:23

tree growth is from the top/ends of branches, you have to keep clipping them. The trunk, below the lollipop, will get thicker but not longer.

What plant is this called

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 21:40

yes, pulmonaria

Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

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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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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