Latest posts by nutcutlet

Thread worm lookalike

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 10:20

Lots of the lower forms of life look similar rachel.

Human thread worms have no other host and don't live outside the body as worms. Eggs leave the human body to me recirculated by those who don't watch their hands after contact with their sh.t.

I imagine it's much the same for other intestinal worm species, though some have a secondary host in the cycle. Worm inside host, eggs outside.

insects on ivy

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 08:53

I love it, we have lots of it full of all sorts of insects

insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:36

I haven't seen any of those this year, lots last year

Stacey lambs ear

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:35

They're old leaves, often mildewed as Ladybird says. The new leaves are unaffected so the affliction is over. Fungicide might kill the fungal growth but it won't remove the dead mildew. Those leaves will die off soon, lots more new ones next year. Remove the leaves, problem over

insects on ivy

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 23:27

Have a look at Volucella zonaria, they're pretty huge

Sorry but I used Weedkiller

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 20:49

It doesn't look like mare's tail to me.What did you have growing there before? It looks a bit like yarrow, achillea but there are many things with leaves like that.  Is it just  within that circle or is it in the existing lawn as well?

Could you did a piece up and give us a look at the roots? It would help to know if it can be dug up, suggesting multiple seedlings  of something,  or if it's all joined together in one mass of root. also how deep do the roots go?

Tree fungus identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 10:07

It's not honey fungus but fungi tend to grow on dead/dying wood rather than healthy living wood so isn't a good sign

Plants and shrubs used by local housing association

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 09:15

has anyone mentioned those Laurel cultivars, the horizontal growing ones? 

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'  and I forget the name of the other common one.

What are these?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 21:59

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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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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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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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First paeony of the year

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