London (change)
Today 3°C / -1°C
Tomorrow 5°C / -1°C

nutcutlet


Latest posts by nutcutlet

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:10

I've been to Norwell a couple of times Fidget. Andrew Ward does some  good talks as well, I think he's doing one for a local garden group in September. 

Identify please.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:25

Hi Ann, a wildflower, yes. I think it was used to make soap in former times. 

I've got some growing where I don't want it, coming up through one of those yellow euonymus(es), but I can't get it started where I do want it

I don't like yellow leaves and pink flowers together

Identify please.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:16

ah

well done

I thinks that's Saponaria officinalis, soapwort. Possibly a cultivated variety with semi double flowers

Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:07

Phytolacca americana. They are lovely, don't eat the berries

Capsid bug

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:07

They don't do much damage do they?

Think of all the other insects that will be killed by an insect spray; bees, butterflies, hoverflies , the list is too long to mentiun them all

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:34

Norwell is great fidget

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:26

Good idea artjak

Sometimes I go back to the garden after a lunch break and I can't see enough to do anything except stuff the shredder. If I put a tool down I can't find it and the low sun gets in my eyes.

Apart from that I love the winter works in the garden, tree cutting, pruning and major works of alteration.

The shredder has just been taken into the operating theatre for major surgery and I've already got a pile of stuff to put through.

white flies

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 14:01

I'd hose them off with water, you don't want poisons on your food

Talkback: Sunflowers

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:43

Have you got a photo of the flower heads? 

If the green leafy looking bits round it meet in the middle it's not open yet.

If there's a flat middle and a leafy frill round it, it's over for flowering but leave the seeds for the birds

What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 12:39

I use pots that are about 4inches deep but quite wide, for stability. They probably are about a litre. I'd put some compost on the alexanders, they're quite big seeds, then the grit. I can't remember what alchemilla seeds look like but I imagine they're small in which case I use just grit. When seeds are very small I sometimes sprinkle them on top of the grit and let them fall down themselves when it rains.

theseedsite.co.uk gives good advice about different germination methods and other seed info, very interesting site

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
Replies: 77    Views: 2289
Last Post: Yesterday at 23:52

NYD flower count 2015

Replies: 87    Views: 2287
Last Post: 06/01/2015 at 20:12

keep of the grass in winter

Replies: 6    Views: 247
Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 19:19

Some berries to ID please

Replies: 5    Views: 312
Last Post: 10/11/2014 at 09:30

Moth of the day

Replies: 16    Views: 354
Last Post: 16/10/2014 at 22:06

Colchicums

Replies: 2    Views: 230
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 22:43

West Acre

Replies: 126    Views: 2951
Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 16:07

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Replies: 10    Views: 287
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 19:34

How hardy are my plants

Replies: 6    Views: 316
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:05

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Replies: 16    Views: 389
Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:46

Just look at this seed head

Replies: 19    Views: 529
Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 18:59

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Replies: 23    Views: 609
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 08:41

I've got a new butterfly

Replies: 41    Views: 798
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 20:46

Oddity

Replies: 18    Views: 467
Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

Knowing when to stop

Replies: 23    Views: 564
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:54
1 to 15 of 103 threads