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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:26

Hi Jesse, nasturtiums won't take over in the ground, they're annuals and will be gone at the first frost. Easy to cut back or pull up if they go too far.

For something to plant now I'd go to the GC and see what's there. There's always something

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:23

Hi Jesse, you may find the other is a stronger grower and will cope, especially if you can improve drainage as Fairy suggests

My poor lilac vs my boggy soil

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 14:19

I'd take out the yellow one. I fear it may be beyond help but it's worth a try potting it up in something well drained. Also, if those are both ordinary lilacs they're far too close together and to the fence to allow for growth.

I think you should always pick your plants to suit soil and aspect or you'll be forever disappointed.

I'd love some of those Japanese acers, but I have dry alkaline soil and a windy garden so I go and admire them somewhere else

 

Help Fir trees Dying

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 13:16

I'd pull away the soil from the base of the trunk and see if it's rotted as BB suggests. Some trees will put up will that but I doubt if many conifers will

Help identifying tall stemmed plants with pink flowers please?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:00

Malva, possibly Malva moschata

IRIS seeds- how do I sow it-?

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 10:59

That's the seed, sow it now. It won't need heat. It may germinate quickly or it may wait for a chilling in winter and germinate in spring.

If you haven't soaked them all you couls wait til winter and sow them. They won't need soaking, or heat

Black leaved Cow Parsley - Anthriscus sylvestris "Ravenswing"

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 10:55

They're hardy, I'd get them outside and give them a chance to grow before winter. It's just cow parsley selected for dark pigment in the leaves. A native, tough as old boots. Beware a tendency to eventually seed back to ordinary cow parsley.

 

Talkback: How to collect and sow foxglove seed

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:36

I find they can seed and sow without any input from me

weedling or seedling

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:14

It's not exactly the same, the over all shape of the plant is different. If you alternate click on the original photo and 'find this image in google' it doesn't find it. It's not there.

Ant swarms

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 19:03

I think for people that are afraid of ants, or any other harmless creature, learning more  about them can be a great help

Discussions started by nutcutlet

What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Oddity

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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 22:35

bee success

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 20:49

should be an arisaema

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Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

A couple of rose questions

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Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 13:48

springwatch

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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