Latest posts by nutcutlet

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 18:04

Not exactly what I'd want to be looking at for the winter but if your chosen plants need that...

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:59

Maybe I should go for a cone. we have Pinus sylvestris. I was surprised the seaweed went mouldy, I didn't expect that, crumble seemed more likely.

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 12:13

My fault H-C, I should have renewed my seaweed earlier.

Not short of stones, maybe give that one a try 

Reliable weather implement.......

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 11:59

I had a bit of seaweed but it went mouldy

Ornamental Equisetum - a problem?

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 18:30

there are several equisetum species. I wouldn't trust any of them. I've seen one in boggy part of a garden near a pond, springing up everywhere. Another in a botanical garden, quite extensive. Neither of these were the dreaded mares/horsetail, subject of many forum discussions.

purple wheelbarrow - any good?

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 12:52

I have a green one which I think is poly something or other. It didn't come from Wyevale.  It has rust on the metal bits. I'm not optimistic about the long term life of the green bit either. It may do for occasional light work if stored under cover but that's not what happens to barrows is it?

The builders' barrow, 40 years old and OH's favourite, is far too heavy for me even before it gets loaded. This may be due to the multiple layers of cement plastered inside and the extra bits of metal welded on to fill in the holes.

I have 2 'other' barrows which are 'well drained' .

we are a four barrow household because OH NEVER throws anything out

x media Winter Sun Mahonia

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 12:41

all evergreens drop leaves at some point, but not all at the same time as deciduous plants do. Have you got a photo? Young growth as well as old will show red on some of the mahonias. A photo will help assess whether or not you have a problem

Can I still pot on?

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 21:36

Really tiny and I wouldn't expect flowers next year. There's not much growing time between now and foxglove flowering. It's what happens when you leave them to get on with it, once the cycle is established you get flowers every year. I sowed a lot very late last year (seed swap) some flowered well, some didn't flower and are enormous now, I'll have monsters next year 

Can I still pot on?

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 20:09

If they're really tiny, probably not. August is quite late to sow. Foxgloves seed themselves in August, my garden is green with seedlings, but they're not next year's flowers. May or June is a good time to sow

Can I still pot on?

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 19:30

I'd have them planted out unless they've been in a protected GH up til now

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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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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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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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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