Latest posts by nutcutlet

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 08:39
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Hate those bright green/pink/orange etc flowers that supermarkets sell too. They're sort of florescent colours and look so fake YUK 



Especially those with variegated cabbages on long stalks - yuk



Help ID Plant

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 16:19

Could you take a photo from the other side please. That one doesn't show much detail.

Identifying Chestnut Types

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 20:04

The leaf looks like Castanea sativa, sweet chestnut. I don't know about varieties of C. sativa and doubt if they can be distinguished by leaf.

The nuts all look the same to me but I have a small screen here

Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 20:00

Hi Stuart, cutting back is shortening stems to stimulate thicker growth. Cut back to a healthy bud. That will also reduce wind-rock which loosens the roots and stops a pant getting established

Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 16:32

It doesn't look very well. I'd cut it back so it doesn't have so much growth to support and hope for the best. Feeding an invalid doesn't work. These must have been large when planted if 1.5m tall now. Large plants are always more difficult to get established. Did you tease out the root ball, loosen the soil round the planting hole and keep it moist but not drowned through the summer?

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:27

Your bit was tiny hollie, I think a pot is the best place. 

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:25

One of the aroids maybe?

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 15:24

Someone will probably recognise them

Only one sure way as you say, get them back in the pot

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:52

They look a bit dark and wrong for bearded iris but I have no better suggestion

Sedum Autumn joy

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 14:50

I'd plant them but see what others think. 


Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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