Latest posts by nutcutlet

Improving Composting for the Elderly

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 18:30

I'd like to be left for the kites and buzzards, ants and fungi

but I'm not willing to donate my body to rats.

Can someone design me something to help achieve this aim

Any ideas?

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 18:11

re your comparison to Lonicera nitida.

I wonder if it is a species of lonicera, the stems and buds look more like lonicera than snowberry to me.

Not one I recognize though, sorry

Mystery Bulbs

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 14:59

apart from the shoot they look like something that smells bad

Have you squeezed them? If they're rotten they'll be soft. Or will become soft

Have I killed my Nerines?

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 23:33

If they look healthy they should be OK. Give them a couple of years in the hottest spot you can find and see how they do. Shading out stops them flowering but it won't kill them immediately

Which iris please

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 21:15

unguicularis I should think if it's in a clump and the time is right as well.

Mine started flowering yesterday.

reticulata show bulb behaviour, leaves then flowers appear in early spring then it all dies away.

unguicularis, hardy perennial behaviour, keeps leaves all year


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?

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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