Latest posts by nutcutlet

ID for odd looking plant

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:52

i don't think that's odd looking 

I like those, they add a nice purple haze to the lawn after the Ground Ivy goes over.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:37

but not if you want something 9 foot tall 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:36

i think it's  Echium vulgare as Fritillary says. But not the species, aka Viper's Bugloss, one of the cultivars that come in the annual mixes, there's one called 'Blue Bedder', but there are others 


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:32

not calycinum, that's a low growing invasive ground cover plant

bugs like my woodstain

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 11:21

How about changing the woodstain to something less palatable

or sitting up all night watching

or fitting up and infra red camera and watch from the house,

or not worry about it  and stop re-staining (that would be my idle woman's choice)

Seed saving

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 08:35

ah, don't get annoyed aym. If you're stretching the boundaries a bit there will be some failures. I soon forget the failures. 

Seed saving

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 07:49

aym, grit on top of the compost does away with the algae/fungal thing.

Can anyone help identify this "berry" tree?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:18

you describe them as berries, this suggests something small. How big are they?

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:16

definitely last year's seeds, this year's have barely been shed. 

Fuchsia not producing any berries?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 15:50

the berries ripen to blue/black but they don't start like that.

I don't know if all the hybrid fuchsias produce seed but I don't think you'd need 2 different sorts

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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