Latest posts by nutcutlet

Replanted sea holly, now looks like it's on way out

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:06

you could try cutting it right back, it's what Beth Chatto does with plants in her dry garden if they're stressed. I would go for cut back, water once, cross fingers

Gladiolus byzantinus

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:01

I leave mine as well. Plants, including bulbs and corms, belong in the ground

Birch seedlings

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 14:00

I can see a birch as a tree in a hedge, but I can't see it responding well to being cut as part of a hedge

What is this?

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 13:39

looks like Alliaria petiolata, Jack by the Hedge. Supposed to taste of garlic, but no garlic I've eaten tastes like that.


Posted: 02/07/2017 at 13:01

No, that doesn't sound like Tutsan, they are individual small shrubs. The flowers aren't big enough for H. calycinum which does spread like that so I don't know what you've got there.


Posted: 02/07/2017 at 12:39

the most likely present from birds is Hypericum androsaemum, the native Tutsan. 

Nectaroscordum seeds

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 09:02

When the plant drops its seed is the time to sow any hardy plant. Just sow and leave them alone.

I should think 3 or 4 years to flower,

Druggie Mother ??

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 19:52


Nectaroscordum seeds

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 19:51

I've just braved the mozzies and checked mine. They're almost black but not ripe. Except for the out papery bit, the whole thing is still green and damp

Druggie Mother ??

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 19:45

cannabis was common in birdseed until what seems like recent times to an oldie like me. A popular excuse when the cops came round 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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Last Post: 24/08/2017 at 18:05

something I don't think I planted

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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

Richard's Clematis

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Last Post: 29/03/2017 at 18:04

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

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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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

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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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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