Latest posts by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 19:52

Hi Ben, are you going to rake up all our old threads and put your advert on them. 

Elegant Water Features

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 19:45

how did I know this was going to be an ad.? 

Sweet Woodruff

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 17:17

Sounds good to me

Happy new Year

Sweet Woodruff

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 16:18

I can't remember if I grew mine from seed Fishy, it's a very long time ago. 

You know where there's a lump if you want some 


Posted: 27/12/2016 at 09:05

It's hard to let things go but this bamboo is too tall for purpose.. If you cut it back you'll just get canes, as kgarden says, they won't regrow from where you cut. 

You could cut out a few canes completely, that could reduce the effect of the wind. If you starve it a bit the new canes that grow might be shorter (but I don't know that, just an idea)

I think you need a smaller bamboo

Avocado tree

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 13:08

Happy Christmas. It will have to stay indoors, it's a tropical tree. Enjoy it as a houseplant while it looks good, keep it warm, and not dry. 

I've never kept one long but houseplants are doomed when they come to my house

What Do I Put My Acanthus Seedlings Now?

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 18:59

things do germinate quickly if you sow them fresh before they go dormant. 

Cold frame sounds a good plan, If you haven't got one, make one or get a cheap and cheerful from one of the GCs or B&Q etc

Wildflower identity

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 10:54

Looks like Lythrum salicaria, Purple Loosestrife. 

Shrub flowering at the wrong time. Why?

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 21:14

plants don't read the books, they react to conditions, past and present.

It's always been the same. 

we like things to be predictable but it doesn't work like that

Maltese Cross seedlings

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 18:19

E.mellifera ia beautiful but not quite hardy enough for some winters here. I had one in the garden for years but the year it went down to -14C was much too cold for it. They're very easy from seed and grow quickly. I have one in the garden and one in a pot now, in their second winter but last winter didn't happen.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


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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