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Latest posts by nutcutlet

White Beam problems

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 19:11

Hi Daintiness, I'll have a proper look tomorrow. They've got quite a lot of rotting bits and I think maybe a coppicing would be a good move. But really they've become far too shaded by faster growing trees in the last few years and may not make it

I've never learnt the art of spacing

New idea for structuring planting beds

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:59

Mini maggot/caterpillar killing everything off.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:47

Never use insecticides

They kill everything and destroy what little balance the average garden achieves with all those sprays used indiscriminately at the first sign of an insect

Hibiscus leaves have white this a problem?

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:43

I've often seen them looking like that and to me the leaves never look lively. I dumped mine

I like a plant that looks good as a plant, not just as a carrier of flowers

Mini maggot/caterpillar killing everything off.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:34

Caterpillars  have specific food plants, they won't eat everything. They have a season as well, no one caterpillar species won't be around for long. nip out the tops of the fuchsias, they'll come back. It's not in the interest of any animal to kill its food plant. What would they do next year?

Oxalis adenopphylla

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 18:08

I think these die back after flowering, maybe they die back in summer even if they haven't flowered.

I have failed to keep these but may have pulled them out with my many weeds. Or let them get swamped by the same weeds


Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:18

I weed out the dirty pinks and off-whites and have introduced other species to get reds and yellows in there

sky rocket grasses

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:11

is there some sign of life? anything green?

I don't know what sky rocket grass is but grasses should be up and growing by now.

2 plant IDs please

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 16:09

I think Buttercup may be right with the anaphalis, that one or a relative

Blackberry plant

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 14:39

I expect it will produce fruit as Dove says, next year, on the stems that grew this year. Don't cut it back before then. 

If it doesn't produce fruit in 2 years I'd dump it.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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move a rose

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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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unknown plant from a mixed packet

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