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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Bee Alert ! Your lotty needs lerts !

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:02

Not many honey bees but plenty of tree bees and bumblies

Eucalyptus tree advice

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:10

I'd get it in the ground asap. The larger they are the more difficult it is to get them root firm when you do plant them out. The smaller the better to establish well.

Tagetes Minuta

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:07

I don't believe the Tagetes minuta myth.

If it was that easy to get rid of bindweed and ground elder they wouldn't be a problem. It may have some small effect, like yellow rattle reduces grass in a meadow. But it doesn't take it away.

I had a look to see what the RHS say about it -nothing at all.

I think you be planting a not very attractive plant for nothing in the long term.


Half dying evergreen

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 10:03

It's a bit of a leap to decide it's fireblight though.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 08:59


Help ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:28

Do you like it Lulu?

ID help please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:26

It might be one of the Malvas. What are the leaves like?

You can grow pelagoniums from seed, their leaf smell is distinctive

Unknown beetle

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:23

I'll go and see if our Works has got one Mike.

Richard Mabey's Flora Britannica is excellent

Weed ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:21

It's lovely. I wouldn't be without it

Weed ID

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:17

Yes it's green alkanet, Pentaglossis sempervirens. It you don't want it don't let it seed.

They're very deep rooted and if you leave any behind it grows again. If you're into chemicals, cut it right back, wait for it to regrow a good lot of leaves and use a systemic weedkiller

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Noisy b......s 
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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

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Summat's wrong with the hellebores Verdun

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in the green

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