Latest posts by nutcutlet

Cuckoo in the nest/ mystery

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:56

the ones at the front look suspiciously like Birch seedlings

Taking over my hedge

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:22

I think Borderline is close with Jasminum, but not officinale, J. beesianum, maybe which has tiny pink flowers occasionally among huge amounts of green. Cut out and keep cutting out any bits that appear. Plants can't live without leaves

Are you still planting any seeds?

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 17:12

seed sowing, that reminds me, must go and collect some Ragged Robin in case it doesn't self sow

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,

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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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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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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