Latest posts by nutcutlet

gallery of shame

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 21:28

Etiolated  is a word essential to growers of plants amid mountains of c..p

Elder Black Beauty no longer flowers

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 18:39

I think you did Sheila

there are 2 ways of growing elder, you either let them be and they grow large and flower, or you cut them back to get bigger leaves but few or no flowers

Anyone growed Red Hot Poker before?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 18:04

They're not too slow from seed and that's OK for the species. If you want one of the cultivars it will have to be buy and divide.

I don't like them much either. I had one called 'Shining Sceptre' but it only lived up to its name for a few days before looking nothing much.

I have one called 'Toffee Nose' which is as near to subtle as they get, I quite like it and haven't dumped it yet but probably wouldn't buy it again

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:59

Flower bed, they don't do too well in pots in my experience.

I.d. This plant please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:34

Yes, Inula hookeri I think

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:32

yes they are. Don't worry about the red leaves, they'll make some nice new ones next year. 

The difference

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 16:03

Hmm, maybe they look less identical in real life Ladybird.

Plant ID please

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 15:52

they look like something with slightly furry leaves on the grey side of green to me. Have they got a soft hairy feel or is it an illusion iamto?

I don't think it's anything that's been mentioned so far.

Is this a wasp?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 14:08

There are some hoverflies bigger than some wasps.

Is this a wasp?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 13:49

looks like a hoverfly to me though it's hard to see.

wasps hornets have very thin waists (not like me  )

and 2 pairs of wings where hoverflies have only one pair of wings.

bees have 2 pairs of wings as well

yours looks like just one pair

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

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Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

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Last Post: 13/05/2016 at 18:09

Have I grown too much

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Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:41

Magazine titles

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