Latest posts by nutcutlet


Posted: 14/08/2016 at 15:51
Victoria Sponge says:

Is that eryngium, cornelly? I would have guessed echinops but I could be wrong

Lovely colour though. I nearly got rid of mine last year, glad I didn't...never noticed the bees on them before this year 

See original post

You are right Victoria


Posted: 14/08/2016 at 09:46

That's nice Vic. and I love the brick path

Sunflower - drying

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 23:10

multi-purpose composts are very variable but some are poor at draining. It's hard to tell what a plant died of sometimes.

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 22:33

Thank you for your thoughts everyone. I've left the feeders empty for a few days, no bodies but much warmer now I'll see what happens when I fill them again.


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 22:10

that's quite a lot of snow 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:54

I love winter pics 

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:45

I'm undecided. We've never had that many dead babies before, I've never fed through summer before and it's a long time since we had such a cool wet early summer here. Too many variables.

Most od the casualties were goldfinches and green finches but that might be because that's what we've got most of. I wondered if the fat balls and sunflower seeds weren't good food for the babies

What is This Plant?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:33

ajuga retans, or a cultivar of same

feeding the birds

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:31

we had a good few dead baby birds this year, I put it down to the cold wet weather earlier but OH has questioned what he calls the fast food outlet. Easy food with no effort is bad for us, are we doing the birds a disservice by providing food?

Has anyone got any thoughts on this? Thoughts rather than results of on line searches would be appreciated. 

Cracks in clay

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 21:22

It would add some organic matter, that would be good. I sometimes worry I might fall down one of those cracks and disappear for ever.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've been to Barnsdale today

Replies: 24    Views: 291
Last Post: Today at 11:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

Replies: 22    Views: 697
Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

Replies: 15    Views: 285
Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

Replies: 9    Views: 304
Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

Replies: 6    Views: 375
Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

Replies: 12    Views: 369
Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
Replies: 28    Views: 963
Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
Replies: 57    Views: 2404
Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

Replies: 37    Views: 1603
Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

Replies: 4    Views: 323
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

Replies: 11    Views: 464
Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

Replies: 1    Views: 225
Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

Replies: 13    Views: 659
Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

Replies: 53    Views: 2192
Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 18:09

Have I grown too much

Replies: 30    Views: 1320
Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:41
1 to 15 of 161 threads