Latest posts by nutcutlet

Hardwood cuttings from roses

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 16:05

If I was cutting the stems I'd do some cuttings, (if I wanted more bushes), whether or not it was the right time. The wrong time often works.

I don't know roses but if this one hasn't flowered, make sure you're not cutting off the bits that are going to flower. Some flower on the wood that grew last year, some can be cut right back and still flower. I have no idea which one does what, sorry.

What tree

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 15:53

Are there any more clues?

Is it definitely one or the other?

ash has a pinnate leaf but it could be a leaflet.

then again it could be a prunus

or something else altogether

In short, I haven't got a clue, I can't even see the pattern of the leaf veins or guess at the size

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:53
aym280 says:

 Hopefully, spring is here on WEDNESDAY! 

Last edited: 12 February 2017 13:44:58

See original post

 I was hoping by Tuesday at the latest 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:38

Everything in it's own time, Wonky. 

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:22

It's cold out there today but the garden is just how I like it in February :)

Flower ID

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 09:58

too close in for me I need to see leaves

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:46

true punkdoc, apart from those that need a chill, mine are still in the cupboard and likely to stay there for a while.

Wilting in Greenhouse

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:44

Hesperis matronalis is, I believe, a plant native to the UK and would probably do better in a cold GH or outside. when the current cold spell is over I'd put it outside. Te echinops is pretty tough as well

Help on a plant ID please

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 19:40

A photo taken now in the garden (or maybe tomorrow morning) would distinguish between these two.

Plants germinating too soon!!!

Posted: 11/02/2017 at 16:01

some people don't live in the real world do  they?

That sort of advice is OK for growers that have heated GHs and can move plants on in warmth and good light. Most of us don't have those facilities.

Pinching out will help and putting them in the cold GH on warm days if you have the time for moving them about 

PS (edit)

Those who write the articles should realise that they will be read by people with few facilities and often little experience. 

Last edited: 11 February 2017 16:06:38

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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