Latest posts by nutcutlet

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 13:49

Small ponds do get warm which encourages algae. Some shade from the full heat of the day helps. You often hear that ponds should be sited in full sun but I think that's so the water lilies flower well. There are many statements like that in gardening that are passed on (and on) without understanding of the reasons. 

Dye to prevent duckweed and algae

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 12:41

I would never put chemical junk in a pond. It's like prescribed drugs, they might work but always side effects.

I had ramshorn snails for years but never see them now, no idea why

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Posted: 05/06/2017 at 19:51

I would say ash as well

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:20

 thanks Philippa

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 18:02

very good Philippa. 

and I'd love to share your snake, thank you

Grass Snake - 1st of 2017

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 17:39

I haven't seen one yet, can't remember if the last I saw was last year or the year before. It's a very 'poison-heavy' agricultural area and it must be in the food chain

Plant ID please!

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 09:22

Cephalaria a strong contender. I don't think it's an umbellifer

Plant identification

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 08:46

different scale to Red Dragon though, tiny by comparison. I lost it, I think it has higher moisture needs than Red Dragon

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 08:42
Guybrush says:

Oh yes that's right! I thought it had a similar look but a yellow flower. The Dranunculus looks nice. I might have to get a couple myself. 🙂

See original post

 The dracunclus looks very nice but the smell is unbelievably bad. Rotting meat, to attract the flies to pollinate it. I wouldn't have it in a small garden where you can't be at least 10 ft away from it

Magpie's waking me up

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 08:39

Screwfix do some nice orange ones, better than the yellow foam, more comfortable and more effective. I like to hear the birds, including magpies, I don't discriminate, but I use them on noisy windy nights.

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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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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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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a couple of oddities

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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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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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