Latest posts by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 13:47

Got it now Kathy thanks, will post asap

Hi Jomilton, yes to all those, PM me your address

Plants being stripped

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 11:39

I think it's unlikely to be the same thing eating all those plants. I'd have a look round and see what you can find on the leaves. If you can't find anything it's probably over for this year. The munching stage doesn't last very long in an insect's life

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 10:02

Kathy, don't forget I haven't got your address yet. Your seeds are waiting in an envelope

Help for beginner

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 09:55

If they're perennials yes. Perennial is the important word. 

The ones that only last a year are called annuals

Other significant words are 'tender', that means they won't survive a winter in the UK climate and 'half-hardy' which means they might survive in coastal Cornwall

Help for beginner

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 09:47

In practical terms?  no difference.

Perennial means they live for years, herbaceous means they aren't woody and die back each year

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 08:12

Hostafan, If either of us died from privet cutting it would be down to the arrangement of scaffold tower on trailer behind car, with OH cutting and me driving. 

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 08:06

Yes, of course, I have a non-forum friend coming as well (I hope)

Underplanting evergreen shrubs

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 23:22

A lot of early flowering bulbs do their growing while the leaves are off deciduous trees. They die back as the leaves arrive. It may be too dark and dry under evergreens. Try it, you can always move them if they don't make a good show.

Most of my evergreen shrubs reach down to the ground so I haven't tried.

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 23:03

I think mine might be 60 years old. It has trunks at the base and has been cut back to about 5ft from getting tangled in the phone wires. 


Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 21:32

It would take more than loppers to deal with ours

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
Replies: 14    Views: 381
Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

Richard's Clematis

Replies: 16    Views: 505
Last Post: 29/03/2017 at 18:04

Calling Bensmith412

Replies: 12    Views: 614
Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

Replies: 26    Views: 1164
Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

Replies: 22    Views: 1130
Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Replies: 14    Views: 501
Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

Replies: 9    Views: 530
Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

Replies: 6    Views: 515
Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

Replies: 10    Views: 571
Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
Replies: 27    Views: 1326
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
Replies: 57    Views: 3448
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

Replies: 31    Views: 2140
Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

Replies: 4    Views: 454
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

Replies: 11    Views: 670
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

Replies: 1    Views: 356
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55
1 to 15 of 164 threads