Latest posts by nutcutlet

Growing above a soakaway?

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 08:12

Outflow from a septic tank?

Where was consensus formed. A septic tank soakaway is several feet down. What kind of 'nasties' do you think a vegetable might take up? They won't absorb bacteria or intestinal worms and you wash root veg so anything that might conceivably be on the surface is gone. 

We've got too sterile and frightened of our own shadows and s**t

Dead Ivy

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 23:06

If you cut it down it will grow back unless it's dead

no quick fix, the upper part is dead and needs to come off

New Lavender Wilting

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 23:03

I don't know if it's the same where you live but many plants bought here have been grown on quickly in very protected conditions and are 'soft'. They need introducing to reality slowly. I'd pinch the tips out of that and make sure it's not completely dry. Same with total sun, it may never have seen that before

If something is growing in a pot it will need to be watered where it might not if it was in the ground. That inside pot look like one of those that breaks down when it's planted (in theory) that only works if it's wet.

Apart from watering in I have never watered a lavender, I don't like to see them lush and green. But mine aren't in pots. 

'Santa Cruz Sunset Begonias

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 21:45

the males are the ones with the yellow pollen

dying cherry blossom branches

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 20:16

Has it always been leaning or is that new? 

Is my Rowan tree dead?

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 18:41

If there are no leaf buds it's dead, the buds should have been there at the end of last season. 

If there are no flower buds it's not necessarily so serious

Can you post a photo? trunk and some branches/twigs

Last edited: 04 April 2017 18:42:57

Underground wasps' nest

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 18:32

I think you need to look elsewhere for the cause. A wasps' nest couldn't harm a shrub like that.

dying cherry blossom branches

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 17:06

the dead bits need cutting off back to a healthy branch. Don't leave stumps, cut back the whole of a dead/dying branch to where it  joins a healthy branch. Stumps and dead bits are where infection sets in

The support bands look too tight to me, that's just like putting a tourniquet on your leg, it cuts off circulation. A tree that size is probably holding the stake up, It shouldn't need staking at that size

Clematis texensis

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 15:56

I've got that in a deep dark thicket, it doesn't flower much there. North wall but open could do better 

(I didn't plant it in a deep dark thicket, that encroached over time)

Bluebells where they shouldn't be!!

Posted: 04/04/2017 at 14:16

They'll survive whatever you do to them.

and if you move them to somewhere else they'll still be there because you never get them all

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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is it good? 
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