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Latest posts by nutcutlet

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 15:33

I do mine about mid winter. I've done a few. The leaves on mine don't look very pretty by the time the flowers come round but they never all get done.


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 14:13

I don't think the branches fall off but they look like antlers in the winter. They seem to lack the fine branching that most trees have at the tips. The multiply divided leaves have a thick midrib, maybe some people think that's a branch falling off in autumn, I quite like them, I haven't got any but I might get one sometime. I think you need to accept the suckering and enjoy it. If you haven't got room for that don't get one.

I did try one out in my field but the muntjac hough it was for rubbing against, then there was nothing left and it died

willow tree

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 13:31

they are grafted, some higher than others. It will be interesting to see what a cutting produces. Perhaps Salix caprea 'Horizontalis'

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 09:06

I'll see if I can get something in focus Berghill. 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:06

Neither of my loniceras are flowering but the viburnum is. Don't know if it's one of the x bodnantense cultivars or if it's V. frangrans. How do I tell the difference?

Compost bin

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:32

Even my compost mountain grows its own worms.  Spontaneous generation?

It never gets turned, I don't have the back/arm strength, but I try to mix as I build. It will take longer than a good heap but it gets there.

Rejuvenating Overgrown/Gangly Roses (8'+)

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:23

If that was a nice garden there are likely to be bulbs coming up in the spring. I'd just tidy up a bit, take the roses back  as artjak suggested, prune any deciduous bushes that look as though they need it, hang up some bird feeders and wait and see.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:59

I tried to watch later on iplayer but my not very broad band couldn't cope

willow tree

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 08:57

It should  be OK if you can keep it stable. The something for the root tips is mycorrhizal powder. I've never used it but might be worth a try. If I'd known about it when I was planting my trees I would have used it.

The best Christmas present

Posted: 09/12/2013 at 19:17

I was given an unwanted dolls pram. Filling it with soil wasn't what I was expected to do. my parents should have foreseen that, earth-moving was big for the kids in our area at the time. Enormous holes for dens. Joining two together underground was vetoed by all parents. I can't think why

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