Latest posts by nutcutlet

First cuckoo?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:04

Nothiing yet

What is this please???

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:03

I thought that grew anywhere pd

Plant ID

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 13:41

one of the wandering euphorbias I think. Does it ooze white stuff when you cut it? Whatch that stuff on your skin, it can be quite irritant,

Brownjng hedge

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 11:06

depends what the hedging plant is veg. 

Do you know or can you post a photo for ID? To post a photo, reduce the size of the image and start with the camera icon above the typing box. I reduce mine to 30% of original

Which flower/plant to use?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:54

You can plant anything from a pot to the ground now as long as you don't let it dry out, or drown it, through the summer. 

If you chose something like white petunias they would give you a long flowering season,

B&Q etc are fine for those sort of plants

Nothing flowers all year, but you can replant with something else when they're over. 

Laurel Hedge

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 10:18

I have read, here and elsewhere, that laurels should be pruned with secateurs to avoid cutting the big leaves and causing unsightly brown edges.

The original author of this advice obviously never had a laurel hedge to trim, (or nothing else to do). Ours get the petrol trimmer every time.

Identify plant please?

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 09:56

Yes it's a willow, Salix caprea probably. and a female so no pussies to delight you in spring, just fluff all over the garden later on.

That's a vote for removal 

Growing Herbs

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 19:36

thanks raisingirl 

Growing Herbs

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 18:27

There's nothing wrong with topsoil, it's what all my plants grow in, just not in pots.

You need something free draining for the thyme, rosemary and sage

Herb pruning is very much about snipping off pieces and using them 

I would go light on the fertilizers, the harder herbs are grown the stronger the taste and the hardier they are. This may not apply to Vietnamese coriander, I don't know what that is. 


Posted: 13/04/2017 at 08:37

I don't understand why people are so anti this and that.I don't do Pinterest, because you can't do everything but if it suits, why not.

I'm a member of a number of Facebook groups. Much anti Facebook stuff here as well. All these things are what you make them. They can be shallow drivel or in-depth study. Just like this forum 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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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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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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