Latest posts by nutcutlet

Hidden gems?

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 18:09

yeah, Valerian. 

You said hidden gems 

Hidden gems?

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 14:19

tulips, the greyish blue leaves at the front

and yes I'd tip and refill with new compost.


Posted: 29/03/2017 at 09:51

Are they definitely alliums? The smell, when scratched,is unmistakable.

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 09:08

sounds good Topbird. In my meadow Centaurea nigra, Lesser Knapweed has been among the most successful plants. 

Knautia macedonica, not sure, never tried that in grass

There's an area in the meadow where we run the shredder, all sorts of unlikely things are growing there, Phlomis russelliana, assorted foxgloves, honesty in the thinner bits, Eryngium giganteum

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 08:29

Those are easy plants and reproduce themselves. Cowslips and primroses seed themselves into grass but I wouldn't try and start them by seed in grass, get a couple of plants to start. Seed is a bit hit and miss in grass, except Yellow Rattle which you can sow in grass in autumn, germinates in spring and is semi parasitic on grass, reducing its vigour. Has to be seen to be believed.

One thing you can't do in grass is have one of those bright coloured annual mixes, poppies, cornflowers etc. Those are plants for cultivated soil, they don't grow in grass

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 23:34

That's nice, I can see primroses and red campion in the shade of the trees and maybe some cowslips

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 23:16

Yes good idea, show us a photo 

Richard's Clematis

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 23:03

Lovely, she's beautiful

Planting a small meadow

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 22:48

there are wildflowers for every position.

What sort of meadow are you thinking of and which flowers would you like to see?

Richard's Clematis

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 22:45

Thanks Richard, mandshurica will be planted.

Diamond Anniversary offspring seems pretty robust as well

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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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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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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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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