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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Reverse Pollarding

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:09

No Jo

I quite like a pollard shape.

I don't think you could ever reverse that, the only possibility I can see is to cut it to the ground and allow one shoot to grow. Given the nature of limes this would be an on-going cutting job

Broadleaf weeds

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 18:04

I'd just mow to make it green and flat

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 17:05

GCNs have low priority compared to big business Philippa.

Local gravel extraction may result in our water table being lowered. This could result in no ponds for us and neighbours. Surveys were done and GCNs were noted but permission was given for the gravel extraction

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:25

I hope you haven't Philippa. We had newts and occasional heron for years but this year the heron was a regular visitor

I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 16:02

The old jokes are the best jokes


I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:52

It would have to be a big net

More than I could handle.

Never sure about keeping the herons out, they're wildlife as well, but they've seriously reduced the newt population


I think my garden has blown away !!!

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:43

The wind blows all my leaves to one place Laura, the pond

Hawthorn Topiary

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 15:35

You might get a few flowers but mostly they'd be cut off.

I'd keep the hawthorn free flowering for maximum wildlife support and topiarise something else.

Go and find an old hawthorn hedge and see what it looks like when it's been tight clipped for years


Holly Bush Flowers

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 10:18

You need male and female bushes to get most hollies to berry.  A few are self fertile but yours can't be one of them.

You either have a male bush or a female with no males to pollinate.

Close inspection of the flowers against a good diagram of the male and female flowers will tell you which you have.


plant id

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

I'd suggest learning the proper name from the start.

Forget all the virgin's bowers and batchelor's buttons.

Learn about plant families, you can get a short-list of possible IDs if you recognise family features.

Agree with Dave re finding out about the plant, it's important knowledge, ID is just a start.

Don't try and learn too many at once unless you have a very good memory.


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