Latest posts by nutcutlet

Agastache & Platycodon seedlings

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 17:59

I germinate both of these with no heat, very quickly. I never use heat on anything now.

Agastache & Platycodon seedlings

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 17:39

I don't know which agastache you've got, the ones I grow are hardy but they're not all hardy.

Platycodon is a hardy perennial. 

Hard to say how any will cope with sudden change of circumstances, but they should be OK. Without the history of heat they would be fine


Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:59

Have either of them got any leaves on or growing buds?

Late ranunculus

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:43

always worth a try.

I'm waiting to see if some dried out amemones I was given last week will come to anything. They swelled up when I soaked them bit so does cardboard. 

Pricking out grass (probably silly question)

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:39

I'm idle, I prick grasses out in little groups. 

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 12:31

some photos as promised in PM, jvenn

the first 2 are from the same position but not the same angle, February 2016 and today, The heap of shreddings almost hiding one of them. 

another after massacre pic

This is one of them today, It's about 5' 6'' and nicely rounded.

They don't all look so good because Storm Doris dropped a large conifer branch on a couple.

This last pic is of the roadside hedge, cut back a lot but  only to about 5', You can see it's quite gappy but new growth is coming up from the bottom now and will fill in. I prefer the first method. Stumps

Mulching with woodchips

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 09:34

just wood then, something that's always rotted down around trees. You may get fungi appearing, a natural part of the rotting down process, not a disease or a problem

Searches (again)

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 08:53

not just you, I just tried a search, same result

Mulching with woodchips

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 07:44

Membranes are dreadful for soil structure and life. Woodchip is fine unless it's from wood that's been treated with preservatives etc

Tree, shrub identification

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 21:56

the catkins are one of the willows, Salix caprea maybe.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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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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