Latest posts by nutcutlet

Lavandula angustifolia growth problem

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 13:52

Not sure October is the time to do it either. I think it's as rainbowfish says, trim up after flowering but not into old wood.

RHS says this


Talkback: Will privet cope with hard pruning?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 12:51

Yes. ours was getting caught in the telephone wires. Looks like a hedge now


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 12:45

I've seen lots at 10 ft but 18ft is pretty impressive

Posting Issues?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 12:25

I was just going to say the opposite Dove

Sorry Steve, only joking

Honey fungus

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:46

I find stumps attractive as well. Our willows were left as high stumps and some chain saw sculpture occurred. All falling apart now (8 or 9 years later) and more wildlife habitat than sculpture.

Honey fungus

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:42

Hi Mr Mustard

I licve with HF, 2 large willows died of it within a year and root removal was never a possiblity. I have lost a couple of clematis in the area, maybe down to HF, who knows?

But an ash is growing healthily from the base of one stmp and a large hebe, a Sorbus hupehensis and several others are OK nearby. The ceanothus I think may be affected. It's part of life in a woodland as you say. Not the end of the world.

dreary daphne

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 18:35

dreary daphne

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 16:06

If in doubt, give it a try, talk nonsense

dreary daphne

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 14:28

There's a lot of myth and nonsense in gardening lore Paolon.

When in doubt give it a try is my motto.



Posted: 31/07/2015 at 12:33

That is a serious answer David


Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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