Latest posts by nutcutlet

Help with something eating my Limelight Hedges!

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 20:42

a ladybird larva, that one's on your side

is this lupin seedling?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:25

Yes it is

What is it and how can I help it?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:03

I think it will be OK in the long term

Help I.D. my dwarf 'conifer' please

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 14:49

I've had one longer than that and still waiting for a flower

What is it and how can I help it?

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 13:45

Viburnum opulus is deciduous.

This will take any amount of hacking back, I usually do mine in winter.

Now, I'd remove anything that's dead or nearly dead, right to base. If it has lost roots it would help if you reduced some of the top growth as well. You could leave it with the OK bits on the lower right. Unless you've killed it by hacking its roots it will survive the prune


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:37

i think the pink tinged thing is Salix caprea. 

Wildflower Meadow

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:34

You need to clear and prepare soil like setting seed for any other plants. That sort don't grow in grass.

Sow and enjoy, let them seed, cut them back and rake a bit and it looks fine in winter. They'll reseed and the perennial will regrow the next year. 

Alpine Strawberry - Fragaria vesca

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:13

no, that will be OK. Strawbs have male and female bits in the same flower.

2 x ID please

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:32

yep, Phuopsis stylosa

Threadworms in soil?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:59

soil is full of assorted organisms, large and small. Part of life, unlikely to be harmful.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Last Post: 29/03/2017 at 18:04

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

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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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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