Latest posts by nutcutlet

Pest questions

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:46

I don't use insecticides either. How about doing some research into maintaining insect diversity

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:06  ?

I don't think they are really catkins but they look like it from a distance

christmas tree growing

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:46

I sow all hardy tree seeds, fresh, in gritty compost and leave them outside till they germinate.


New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 10:07

I would leave it all alone. Forsythia is best pruned after flowering. I prefer not to do it as that one has been done (ie a trim up all round) a nicer shaped shrub is produced by cutting back some of the oldest stems and leaving the rest. But that's just my opinion. I think I see a fine mahonia near the forsythia as well.

Look at it all for a season. If things are a bit crowded it might be better to remove a few of the ones you don't like so much rather than cutting them all to fit

New Gardener - Big Garden

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:35

Hi Iceman

Don't rush to cut back, you may be cutting off this year's flowers. Identify the trees and shrubs before you cut them. Post photos on here and someone will ID. Some shrubs sulk if you cut them, some are improved.

Your weeds/flowers can also be IDd here.

remove anything you're sure is a weed but be careful. Some things haven't appeared above ground yet and you don't want to damage the tips.


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:10

Maybe they're looking for a pond that isn't there any more. 

penstemon seeds

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:59

Yes they are Voyager but cuttings aren't my strong point. I'm sure someone else will take you through it. 

Cuttings would get you more of exactly the same plant, which seeds might not

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:08

Herons are another culprit, they leave no trace

penstemon seeds

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:07

They were in those, they might have dropped out bynow

Foxglove cuttings - anyone tried it?

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:51

Hi Primrose. They'll be very soft now if they've been indoors, don't put them straight out, harden them off a bit first. We've got frost, or close to, for the next few nights here.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Magazine titles

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Last Post: 30/04/2016 at 20:24

a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 11:19

move a rose

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Which violet?

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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 16:56

Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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holly choice

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