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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Found my Prince Charming??....

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 08:24

Newts, great crested and common, are dominant here with a few grass snakes

My favourite nurseries

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 08:21

A good set of nurseries there AWB. I still sometimes visit Beeches  but have moved to the furthest tip of Cambridgeshire and it's a long way for a good nursery. 

For me t's now Rasell's at Little Bytham, or in the other direction, West Acre in Norfolk.

Problem Weed

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:22

Iwas going to look this one up in the book and now it's nearly dark again and I can't see

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 16:20

Obelixx's winter suggestions remind me. Pulmomarias, loved by early bees.(possibly early birds as well) P.rubra is particularly early, evergreen and doesn't get mildew. Usually has a flower for the New Year's Day flower count.

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 13:57

scabious and knapweed are pretty and good bee plants. Lots of 'weeds' are important food plants for larvae. Ragwort for the Cinnabar moth for example.



Bird Identification

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:31

not much left of whatever it had for breakfast

Bird Identification

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:25

Nice pic Mrs G. That's a sparrow hawk

October rose pruning

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 09:52

I shouldn't think it will come to any harm David. Roses get cut back at all sorts of times, whether they like it or not

No silt or a little silt?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 09:29

Sara, baskets also  stop invasive plants taking over the world to some extent. You can lift them out basket and all if you're strong enough.


it can be difficut to get plants established in a plastic pond if there's little or no soil at the bottom


No silt or a little silt?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:12

Not everyone wants the same thing from a pond any more than they want the same thing from a garden.

Some want the sterile version, clear water, no soil, plants in baskets, fountain and fish. Others prefer the wildlife friendly version. There's no right or wrong. 


Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Noisy b......s 
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