Latest posts by nutcutlet

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 18:40

Try birdseed, Niger

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:06

Some bulbs do that every year. They'll slow down when it gets cold

ID this plant please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 13:47

Thank obelixx. We may not be as cold as you but I don't think this one is for me. 


what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:46

Plant the bulbs Connie, they'll come through that OK

ID this plant please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:45

Are these hardy? I've never tried them because I thought they were not

The only really healthy looking ones I've seen are lurking under the GH shelving in a friend's nursery

Help identifying loathsome weed

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 22:16

I think that's green alkanet, Pentaglossis sempervirens, but it might be one of the comphreys. it doesn't make much difference really, both are hard to deal with. You can't get the whole root out, roots go down a very long way and break off when you dig.

I'd just keep mowing them off but I don't care for a pristine lawn. I'm sure someone will advise re herbicide


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 20:22

 Sycamore moth caterpillar, one of ours

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:44

I mowed most of the meadow, a small area needs the Allen scythe (tomorrow). Now, when the leaves fall, I can admire the carpets of yellow beneath the trees. This assuming they fall in calm weather rather than the howling gale that deposits them all in one of the ponds.

Dug up a poor buddleia with a view to widening a path. Realised why poor doer, roots hadn't broken out from the pot-bound specimen I planted years ago.


Is this really cruel?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 10:35

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 09:00

They'll be out next summer Alver

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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