Latest posts by nutcutlet

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

Passion Flowers Fruits

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 18:09

P. edulis is the one in the SMs. What's yours? I think most of them are only edible in the sense that they're not poisonous

Wildflower identification

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 18:08

I don't recognise that one Dove but can rule out any Hypericum. 

I can only really ID plants I know, I'm no good at comparing two photos.

Can you help me identify this plant?

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 13:13

I'd wait for spring, it's not the most hardy plant. Let them die in the GCs and buy yours in spring

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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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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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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