Latest posts by nutcutlet

Flag iris

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:55

They will successfully sow themselves now. Follow their lead

How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:54

Thought so Dove. I wonder where it could go. To whom shall I donate that

How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:46

Around April I was given a hellebore in a pot. It contained more ground elder than hellebore.

I decided to sacrifice the hellebore and put the whole lot in the GH and left it to dry out. May/June I tipped it all out on a metal tray, still in the GH, a solid lump, nothing has moved or crumbled and it's very dry.

Do you think the Ground Elder is dead yet? Can I put the lump on the garden somewhere to melt down over winter? It's quite a big lump, 15 inches maybe.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 16:48

Thank you all, I've had a birthday pull of bindweed roots this afternoon. Now a shower and the bottle beckons

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:18

Pink, known as 'the pink stuff' to a friend whose rockery it has taken over

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:42

There's a bottle in the fridge Panda, sb 

Thank you all. I've been to a meeting this morning but some birthday gardening should start any minute.

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:39

I like the smell, it's a bit like crown imperial bulbs and foxes. 

A bit invasive, best not in a rockery where the roots can hide under  stones.

Bees like it

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:23

Thanks all. much appreciated

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:03

No, go with what you've got. If we sieved all the bits out of our garden the whole thing would sink by several feet. 

A lot depends on what you want to achieve but something desirable will grow in whatever you have. You can always enrich pockets for anything that can't cope. I'm a great believer in planting to suit what you have rather than struggling to grow what doesn't want to grow

Laurel under attack

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:37

They won't be around much longer and may not choose that shrub next year. I had that with a pollarded willow last year around late siummer but that was covered with aphids and sticky stuff. They're not on it this year.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

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Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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