Latest posts by nutcutlet

Huge fir tree dying! Help!!

Posted: 22/08/2017 at 09:20

trouble with conifers is, they're a long way down the dying route before there's anything to see. then it's suddenly obvious and too late.

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Posted: 22/08/2017 at 08:51

just what I always wanted 

To leave or not to leave

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 17:38

pests to some are wildlife to others 

I leave deciduous leaves on planted areas, it encourages worms and all the mini-beasts that help maintain good soil structure.

But if Bay Laurel is Prunus laurocerasus, that has the ugliest leaves when they dry off and they go through the shredder.

Bay and Laurel are 2 different plants.

Make sure you eat the right one 

Smoking Nettles ??

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 13:50

could be either NewBoy. It happens sooner or later but if not stimulated by wind or animal it can be less obvious because it happens a bit at a time.

wasps in the attic

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 10:16

They'll be gone by the end of the summer and will make a new nest next year. They don't use the same one again. 

They won't damage the fabric of the house. Block up the hole before next year if you don't want them going in there again

Utter Confusion

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 09:25
Lamplighter says:

  Most of my questions for some obscure reason or another, seem to be odd or unanswerable.  Could have something to do with the way I garden!

See original post

 Yeah, I find that 

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 09:12

they germinate well Fairy but it's a long wait before planting out time. Fancy ones don't come true, of course.

Seed pods on New Zealand Flax

Posted: 21/08/2017 at 08:46

you've got plenty. Sow some now, they may germinate quickly with no extra heat required, somewhere shady outside. If they don't, sow the rest in spring.

I hope they're mature and ready, seed pods open themselves when the time comes, if you had trouble opening them it may have been too soon

I know it's not a weed but

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 20:21

Just give a thought to all the mini beasts in there with the roots of the plant when you're boiling it, and giving it the salt vinegar. A toxic chemical isn't just glyphosate.

tbh glyphosate is probably less damaging though I won't be using it.

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Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:24


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ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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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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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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