Latest posts by nutcutlet

Two thoughts for the day

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 19:03

ah, the crazes we've seen over the years.

what's this?

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:52

smc. to upload a photo start from the camera thing top left over the typing box and work from there. Don't try and upload too large an image, it won't load, nothing happens but you don't get a clue about what the problem is. I reduce all mine, camera and phone, to 30% and they load OK

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:37

money talks.

My ponds might be emptied by de-watering for gravel excavation in the field next door. There were surveys done, my ponds, and those of the neighbours over the road, have Great Crested newts. Planning permission was granted.

Nothing an individual can do compares with big business

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 17:06

was someone talking about moving newts? I missed that 

Mine move themselves, I find them all over the place. They don't like hot dry places but the pond is only essential for breeding, otherwise they''re anywhere, I have to be careful gardening, I'd hate to spear one.. Found some in a manhole when we did some work on the drains. I moved those

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 16:04

I've only watered a few newly planted things. Beth Chatto, in her dry garden, doesn't water if things collapse, she cuts off the top growth, I do a lot of that but not for trees and shrubs. The older stuff should survive, we've had drought before, it's the newly planted that really struggle

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:21

Don't know how it was with you Pete but earlier in the season it was very wet indeed here. Plants made masses of soft growth and can't support it with the current hot and dry weather

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 15:03

This is where Great Crested newts hide in summer, under my seed trays where it's moist unless I forget the watering

Rowan Tree problem

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:49

Oh dear, they do look sad. I'm afraid they're dead. They look quite large.

Keeping newly planted, large trees alive through the summer is tricky, a balance between enough water and too much. They like it quite moist, but not to excess, just enough that the soil doesn't dry out.

A couple of small specimens, planted bare root in winter, would stand much more chance of survival.

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:15

bit of a mixture there but I'm putting the nobbly seed heads with the pinnate leaves and thinking Sanguisorba of some sort

Trim down cypress exposing dry/drown core

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 14:04

It will stay brown unfortunately, cypress don't regrow from brown bits. 

Maybe you got a photo glitch, you can upload any number of photos per post

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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Have I grown too much

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