Latest posts by nutcutlet

Overgrown Beauty Bush

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 14:11

I agree with the first bit of Obelixx's advice but I wouldn't shorten stems. I can see stems in there that have been shortened in the past and are now divided into 3 or more stems, pointing all over the place and spoiling the shape of the plant. Also I think that would chop of next year's flowers.

Is my dogwood shrub dying/dead?

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 13:22

I've had a look at the original photos, enlarged. The white looks like mould/fungus to me plus holes in what looks like dead wood.

I would get rid of them and not waste any more time on them. Maybe there's a small piece of live stuff somewhere but it will never be a thing of beauty. 

Bedding cyclamen....

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 12:06

flowering now, in the UK they will be the varieties of C. persica that Buttercupdays mention earlier. C. hederifolium has finished flowering and is all leaves. It's a little early for the tiny, but bright, flowers of C. coum.

C. hederifolium  flowers before the leaves appear

Plant ID

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 08:50

They're naff at any time but pruned like that takes them one step further

Plant ID

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 23:20

I think you should nip round and give the owners some pruning advice GD

Skimming Kew green wilted?

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 17:36

They always look rubbish around here, (dry and alkaline) but people still grow them, they don't seem to mind as long as they get red berries

Skimming Kew green wilted?

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 14:03

I don't know skimmias but if one part of a plant looks sick I'd look to see if it's broken or if the bark is damage

Conifer turning black inside

Posted: 26/11/2017 at 18:27

the inside of a conifer always looks dead, does it show on the outside?

Plant ID please

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 18:41

Agree, all Forget me Nots except the white ones

Smart germination kit

Posted: 25/11/2017 at 17:28

if I didn't enjoy doing all those things I'd stop doing them. One doesn't have to garden, there's always astroturf and decking

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

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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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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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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