Latest posts by nutcutlet

Pet or 'perfect' garden?

Posted: 14/01/2018 at 15:10

I have no desire for a pet or a perfect garden. 


Posted: 14/01/2018 at 11:29

could be true hosta. I germinated some seed but progress after that was very slow. I chucked them in year 3, still tiny


Posted: 14/01/2018 at 10:26

they usually pull off easily but they won't stop bulbs coming through. In nature nobody goes round removing old leaves but plants continue


Posted: 12/01/2018 at 22:54


Has anyone used Ivy as a hedge?

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 14:26

it's a bit inclined to collapse under its own weight but if you have a strong frame it's OK. 

For full wildlife benefit it needs to flower and for that it needs to get wide. Have you space for that?

Bulbs/Plants to grow around comfrey for winter interest (and use?)

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 09:51

snowdrops might work. or early narcissi. You'd need something that was over and the leaves died back before being swamped by comnfrey or they would soon die out. 

ground cover plants would need more light through the summer than comfrey would allow ,

Why are blackbirds digging the garden

Posted: 12/01/2018 at 08:30

how sad

Eucryphia x nymansensis 'Nymansay'

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 14:33

I have never attempted that one. The reputation for being less than hardy, the need for neutral to acid soil and  protection from cold drying winds (RHS) all contributed to my neglect of this plant.

Honey Fungus

Posted: 11/01/2018 at 09:09

we have HF. first notices years ago. It started with 2 willow, I don't know if they died of it or if it moved in afterwards. It may have killed a clematis, otherwise, nothing. An ash tree seeded right up against the dead stump and grew for about 10 years til I removed it.  

Astrantia major

Posted: 10/01/2018 at 18:53

I find Astrantias quite slow to get going and don't plant them out until they' fill at least 1L pots, that's a couple of years from seed. 

They should do OK in your moist soil, the biggest problem here is dry (plenty of shade) and I'm a reluctant waterer. Though they like moist I don't think they like wet so wouldn't want to be over-watered

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

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

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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