Latest posts by nutcutlet

poison from contamination

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:36

Life doesn't work like that. Yew is yew, apples are apples. They don't merge.

I would be more concerned that the fruit trees won't have space to grow

ID Please

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 23:21

I don't 

Winter flowers

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 21:46

I want plants that do more than survive B3. Pansies only flower in winter if growers get the timing right, they wouldn't do that naturally, they're not winter plants, they survive

mahonia pests

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 21:01

I just let things be but that's how I run my garden. Things seem to balance themselves out over time.

ID Please

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:49

A view of the whole plant would be good

I  have all my from seed plants outside now,  I may need to protect some again in winter

mahonia pests

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:38

Pick them off if they're doing too much damage. Imagine how many beneficiial insects a systemic insecticde will kill off

Winter flowers

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 20:29

I agree with Verdun re pansies, waste of space. Those mentioned, plus sarcococca if you want a shrub with a great scent and not as miffy as daphne, Cyclamen coum, snowdrops. 

Is lawn edging popular?

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 16:21

not for me thanks

I don't like the sharp cut-offs and the cliff edge and the gap between one thing and another. I like my garden to look free and generous with a flow between one thing and another

Coriander Seeds - How Many is Thinly ?

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 14:25

Ah, NewBoy. If only I could work that out.

I'm the world's worst judge and always sow too thickly

But I'd say yes to compost, soil always has weeds even if it's good soil

Plant ID

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 22:43

If they were mine;

I'd dump the spiraea

Thin out the weigela, cut half stems right to the base, and leave the rest til next year. These are best pruned by cutting out the older stems to the base which gives the young stems room to breathe.

Do much the same for the cornus.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

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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