Latest posts by nutcutlet

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 10/02/2017 at 11:07

anyone considering Sodium chlorate won't be thinking of wildlife.  Different way of thinking.

Hydrangea Annabelle Incrediball problem

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 23:04

looks a bit top heavy and ungainly to me,  hard to know what to put with it.  The child looks a much better shape. 

Last edited: 09 February 2017 23:05:30

Few I.D's and advice please

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 20:33

I think 1 is a berberis, Is it spiny?

if 2 has red berries in early summer it's none of the cotoneasters, Might be a viburnum, a few more pics might help

3 need a pic that clearly shows the shape of leaves and the twigs. Is it in leaf now?

4 is hypericum as stated, hard to say which at this point

5 needs more pics, stems and bark as well, 

6 is either a Lonicera x purpusii cultivar or Lonicera frangrantissima. Probably the first as seems to have some leaves with the flowers which mine does, whereas the other doesn't.

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 19:53

Hard to tell from the photo. If it's just one branch and the rest of the tree is OK, just chop off the dead one. But make sure you take it back into live wood and don't leave any stumps of branches, that's where rot sets in

Rid my hedge of IVY

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 14:01

I would have thought so B3.

Tree fungus

Posted: 09/02/2017 at 13:45

the wood is dead or dying. Fungi like that don't grow on healthy wood. The fungi are a result rather than a cause.

Heating a cold frame in winter to start seeds

Posted: 08/02/2017 at 11:35

It's not the middle of Feb yet. You'll need a collection of heated cold frames to move stuff into once the pricking out stage comes. Plus the light considerations. And if you do a search of the forum you'll find loads of 'What do I do now?' questions from people with leggy plants, nowwhere to put them and still 6 weeks to go before they can be safely planted out

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:57

PS you need a mattock for brambles

A Border Spade which will last?

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:56

you get what you pay for, you've proved that. I'd go to a car boot/sunday market if such things still exist. Many of my tools came from such places and the rest from my granddad. Old is best.

Erigeron Karvinskianus

Posted: 06/02/2017 at 17:42

the top won't revive but may be protecting the base from winter. I'd cut it back next month

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

Replies: 12    Views: 563
Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

Replies: 26    Views: 1019
Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

Replies: 22    Views: 960
Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Replies: 14    Views: 423
Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

Replies: 9    Views: 458
Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

Replies: 6    Views: 457
Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

Replies: 10    Views: 489
Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
Replies: 27    Views: 1188
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
Replies: 57    Views: 3115
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

Replies: 31    Views: 1942
Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

Replies: 4    Views: 401
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

Replies: 11    Views: 594
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

Replies: 1    Views: 294
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

Replies: 13    Views: 800
Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

Replies: 48    Views: 2637
Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 18:09
1 to 15 of 162 threads