Latest posts by nutcutlet

When to move philadelphus?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:59

It would make it easier for them if you pruned as well soulboy. I'd take some branches right back to base rather than shorten them all, you'll end up with a better shaped bush. If you can wait till leaf drop it would be better for the plant. But if you can't, give it a good soaking a couple of days before so the soil is really softened up. That way you won't damage the roots so much.

Then keep it watered but not overwatered till autumn sets in and the leaves fall. It won't need water after that.

Grass Seed - Mould?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 11:35

I've had boxes of grass seed in the shed for years, just using a bit at a time when the moles have been round etc. It germinates.

If it's gone mouldy I think there'd be a tendency for the seeds to stick together. 

I sowed some this week that was fresh and some , not all, of the seeds were a greeny blue colour

Viburnum in flower

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 21:36

Yes, V tinus. I'll nave a look at mine tomorrow.

The pink deciduous ones are in flower

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:39

Catherine this subject has been much discussed, lots of theories, lots of recommendations and no proof of anything very much as far as I can see. If you've got this stuff you have my sympathy. I'm sure someone with experience of it will come on and give what advice they can. 

I think it can be done with persistence. 

I'm relieved to say it's never been my responsibility to deal with it

Grass Seed - Mould?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:31

Sometimes some seeds seem to be coated with bluish stuff, if it doesn't smell mouldy I should think it's OK. I don't know what the stuff is. 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:23

Hi Catherine

Tree problem

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:22

It's either a robinia or a gleditsia, I always get the two muddled and have never grown either of them


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:20

That's just up the road Fishy except when the washes and the North Bank are flooded, then it's a b.....y long way

Hot thread

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:36

and that ID thread Bob mentioned still needs attention

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:31

I missed the righteous indignation when challenged



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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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