Latest posts by nutcutlet

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:06

Chiltern seeds are good for trees, shrubs and perennials. Of course it's slower but so satisfying. In 25 years I have Scots Pines and  Field Maples as tall as the house, (no, it's not a bungalow), I have mature looking shrubs, Clerodendron, Chimonanthus, Ptelia, Tree Paeonies, Eleagnus. All from seed. I'm still sowing though it's getting a bit late for me to see them mature.

Another plus is that you can get something different to all the standard stuff in the GCs

paeonia officinalis rosea superba plena

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 21:13

Wrong labels are one of the causes of the problem. 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:12

I see you've shortened the stems, you've cut the flowering bits off there. Best pruned, if you have to prune it, by cutting some stems right back to the base and leaving the rest untouched. It floowers on the growth it made the previous year.

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 15:56

my money's on the rose. 

Creepy-crawly id

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 14:01

agree not leather jackets but don't know my caterpillars well enough to comment

Wild flowers now

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 23:17

Lovely. I must keep an eye on the place where I sowed your Navelwort

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 21:00

In the cold GH. Most stood outside over winter. Paeonia tenuifolia, front of top pic, stood outside for nearly 2 winters. The first to germinate keeled over and I thought that might be it. But doing very well now. Pricking out soon. 

paeonia officinalis rosea superba plena

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 20:32

sometimes when you can't find an internet reference to a plant it's because it's not the accepted name

Tall single stem plant identification

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 20:31

tree paeonies are deciduous and not early to leaf, they had yellow leaves in autumn but they dropped off as expected. They aren't the most elegant plants when naked but worth waiting for.

There are more tree paeonies than ludlowii. short suckering ones, long gangly ones, spreading ones. But all deciduous 

Tall single stem plant identification

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 19:53

Lovely plants. Might be what you say aym but looks like any number of them at this time of year, yellow, white, red, pink, single,double.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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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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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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