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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Plants for dry areas

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:46

eryngiums do well and species tulips, some alliums, A christophii self seeds in very poor dry soil here

Introducing ivy to a hedge?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:43

If I wanted a really neat hedge I wouldn't introduce anything to it

But I have a straggle of this and that round various parts of my garden and ivy, honeysuckle, bryonies and all manner of things run through it. 

Mystery Wildflower

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:02

They grow OK here and we're very dry. They self seed from year to year

Shrub id please

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:01

That might be a hibiscus but see what others think

Introducing ivy to a hedge?

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 08:57

Agree with Logan, ivy is good but you need to control it, don't let it take over the whole hedge. When the hedge dies from lack of light the whole lot collapses into a sprawl. Great for wildlife if you have room. It is good for wildlife and if you have somewhere that you can grow it and allow it to reach flowering, go for it. If not, grow something else for wildlife.

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 23:51

Rather nice little thing though. Especially when it colours up at the end of it's life

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 23:41

Must be slowing down Edd

Plant/Weed ID

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 23:35

The top may be one of the willow herbs

The second is Geranium lucidum

Potatoes that turn to mush when cooked

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 22:10

Some spuds go to mush more easily than others, I've always thought it was down to variety of spud.

See how yours go, maybe the rest of the allotmenteers are poor cooks

A wild flower

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 21:18

It's preference for acid soil explains why it didn't last here.

It was still in a pot but being watered with local tap water

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Elgood's Brewery garden

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Ammi majus

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Bats in the belfry

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How to reduce biodiversity

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I've got bees

A nest box full of tree bees 
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Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 22:39

East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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Last Post: 30/05/2015 at 11:56

Water voles

They're back 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 22:52

another bulb from nowhere and a baby shrub

I don't know what they are 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 13:54

Tomatoes in a cold GH

Can i put them out there yet? 
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Last Post: 03/05/2015 at 19:34

another crown imperial question

how much to take off 
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ID my fungus please

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3 for ID please

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Forsythia suspensa

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Best bee plants today

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