Latest posts by nutcutlet

what are these

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 16:45

I don't think I'll win a prize. I can't work out whether they're huge glass balls, tiny jellies or vice versa.

It doesn't matter though, I can't think of a use for any of them. 

what are these

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 15:26

I suspect you may be right Dove. First post from tatiana, she must have signed up for something.

Apparently not to give or receive gardening advice 

White sage dropping leaves

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 15:23

not sure S. apiana can cope with our soggy winters Dove.

I haven't grown this but if I did I'd give it lots of air circulation, not too much heat and very little water over winter.

The dreaded moss

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 22:12

I love moss. Home to lots of mini-beasts. 

Exploring the Behaviour Behind Organising Garden Tools

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 21:07

I had secateurs that spent over a year in a compost heap. Renovated by OH, only to be put through the shredder by me the following year.

And the saw that after 2 years hanging in a pollarded willow became part of the tree.

I have a place for everything and everything in its place (thanks to OH for the racks) but it all falls apart when I can't find the tools to put away.

Exploring the Behaviour Behind Organising Garden Tools

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 16:38

That bit stumped me as well, so I stopped. Which is what usually happens with these surveys.

Styrax Japonica

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 13:30

Never grown it aym. Find out where it comes from and when it flowers and seeds.

If it comes from a warm country., give it warmth. If it comes from a cold country, give it the winter chill treatment

Sacrococca ph levels

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 08:53

looks like it's not fussy re pH Katrina

agree with punkdoc re shade

Sacrococca ph levels

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 08:46

it's alkaline here and it does very well

Sambucus 'Black Lace'

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 15:25

In autumn leaves fall off along with the leaf stalks. In some plants the leaf stalk is very long and may resemble a small twig.

I didn't see the original acer post but 2 things come to mind

1. Don't tie the  two new ones too close together,  try and arrange them as you would like them to grow, once the wood matures they won't be so bendy. It will be double trunked so make the most of that, don't try and make a single trunk

2, if it's a fancy acer it's probably grafted. Make sure it hasn't broken off below the graft. If you have the correct leaves this year (after the break) it will be OK

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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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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