Latest posts by nutcutlet

Identifying Hedge Type

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 23:03

Lonoicera nitida, that's the most common hedging lonicera. I don't think it's Lonicera pileata that has more of a horizontal growth. 

It can be cut back really hard and will re-grow..

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:50

That's lovely

Another one to seed into my drive, the best seed bed around.

I've got lots of cautleyoides seedlings coming along as well, year 3 I think, potted on early this year

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 22:38

the seeds you sent me 2 years ago. I have a tiny pink flower

Thank you

What are these

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 20:22

Lotus berthelotii

Knifophia Rooperi query

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 20:02

I'd have to let them flower. 

They are late flowerers. I don't grow them but have admired a late display in other gardens

ID on fragrant shrub please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 19:51

I have several shrubs that started that way David 

What's this bug/ insect? & bumblebee advice

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 18:04

Early flowering plants are useful for bumble bees, they're out and about early. There are plenty of summer flowers without making extra effort. I have a very early flowering pulmonaria, P. rubra I think (though it could be a hybrid, I never get seedlings ) crocus, snowdrops and Nonea lutea which has germinated over the last few weeks and will flower February/March in normal years but was flowering on NYD this year. And some water when it's dry

Can't assess the size of your fly but if it's big have a look at Volucella zonaria, a hoverfly.

Couple of IDs please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:19

I should think the sedge is Carex pendula. Attractive but not for most gardens, too huge and invasive. I have a clump that takes up a circle 6' across and the flowering spikes are taller than me

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:56

I think it's lovely

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:36

But it's one of out native mallows so if it's a weed it's an alien weed.

Fidget is right re weed definition. If you like it collect some seed, it might be an annual. If you don't like it, don't let it seed.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

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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