Latest posts by nutcutlet

Removing tree stumps and roots

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:10

You can drill holes and inject a stump killer but the stump will still be there

Poppy Fields

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 14:08

Dog daisies go well with poppies

When to plant Deutzia

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:24

you can plant it any time now if you're not waterlogged there.

Don't plant in frozen ground either but that's not a problem yet this winter

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 08:56

Rubber, what you need is a good big packet of Yellow Rattle. I usually sow it in autumn but it would be worth trying now, we're bound to get some cold weather before spring. It's semi-parasitic on grass and really cuts the grass back. 

What have you planted in the grass? I cut my meadow completely at the end of summer, I don't strim round the flowers.

I doesn't come quickly, mine can still look an unimpressive mess on a bad year.

I like the radiating paths idea


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

Nice KEF, I love them

Bob I think my red delavayi has flowered less since shade completely overtook it but they don't mind some and flowers last in better colour for longer in shade. An enormous Portugal laurel is going to get a haircut I reckon, let a bit of light back in.

wild flowers from seed

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 20:16

The poor soil thing is about flowers growing in grass meadows. If the soil is rich the grass goes mad and swamps the flowers.

The flowers themselves will grow in whatever  they get, (taking acid/alkali. wet/dry etc requirements into account) 


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 19:12

Shame about the tree paeonies Bob,  they do well on neglect here.


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 18:25

A tree paeony has permanent wood, it's a shrub/tree. Bowl of beauty etc are  herbaceous paeonies and die back to nothing in winter.

Talkback: How to grow hawthorn from seed

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 18:22

Mine seed themselves. I only know how long they take from nut/berry sowings with the kids

Has anyone grown a Cercis Canadensis ?

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 17:46

Same happened to one in a friend's garden. It didn't die but the amount of dead wood spoiled the shape of the tree. It was a shapely 8-10 feet. now just a blob. It was the winter before last that did it. It had been OK for some years

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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