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Latest posts by nutcutlet

greenhouse netting

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 10:49

What are you protecting the cabbages from James? I assume they for the open ground not the GH.

Out of date seeds

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 09:48

 'No definite answer' describes many aspects gardening. Some people will swear by one technique, others will throw up their hands in horror.

Everything depends on something and the somethings are very variable.

Somewhere there may be a thriving rhodendron on chalk, even though we all know they don't grow there

Out of date seeds

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 09:42

I don't think there is a conclusive answer Tracey. It depends what they are, how they're packed and how they've been stored.

As KEF says, sow them and see

We look after our bugs.

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 21:11

desirable residences Bill 


Posted: 22/01/2014 at 18:51

Not too scary Dove. Fish is OK, I even eat it sometimes, though I didn't for about 30 years.



Posted: 22/01/2014 at 18:08
star gaze lily wrote (see)


Dove, whatis is cullen skink? 


I wasn't going to ask, not sure if I want to know


Am I a sillee billee?

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 17:00
artjak wrote (see)

Please beware of Nigella (the plant) it is very invasive; took about 3 years of pulling them up to get rid of one sowing. Or you could painstakingly dead head each flower if you really want to drive yourself mad.


But then you wouldn't get those lovely seed heads artjak

I think nigella could be marketed as ground cover

Having said that, I lost it and had to buy seeds a few years ago, I've got the ground cover back now though

Mulching a concrete apple tree!

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 15:45

I'd try and relieve it of its concrete collar, trees continue to spread in the trunk throughout their life. Concrete up against it like that will cause rot as the bark reaches the hard stuff. I wouldn't worry about getting nutrients close to the tree, the feeding roots will be beyond that concrete.

If you can cut off that stub end with the hole it would be healthier for the tree. Hopefully the hole and rot won't go right through to the main trunk. Water collecting is not a good way to got.

If you've left any stub end like that in you pruning, cut them off right back to the branch they emerge from. Stub ends with no leaves on them, (leaf buds at this time of year) don't survive and that's where the rot gets in.

NB. I know nothing of growing apples but I can't see they'd be different from any other trees.

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 22/01/2014 at 09:33

I love the lichen 

Pruning budleia

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 21:00

David, I dug up the seed swap so you can see how it goes.

There's also one called seed share in the forum somewhere.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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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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