Latest posts by nutcutlet

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 18:35

 the seeds need to ripen to black and the pods go papery and open up before you pick them. Seeds must mature on the plant before they're dried off. Picked green they will never ripen.

It sounds a bit early, many agapanthus are still in flower.

If there are any still on the plant, let them ripen.

Dead-heading and seed collection don't go together. 

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 17:20

were the agapanthus seeds black? If not, they're not ripe. If they are black, take them out of the paper bag and sow them. Fresh seed germinates best and agapanthus  do best like that. They don't need heat but I bring mine into an unheated GH or cold frame over winter. Outside for now. They probably won't germinate til spring.

Same for the alliums but they don't need any protection.

Deer in my garden

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:44

Deer in my garden

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 19:52

muntjac eat euphorbias 

Please could anybody tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:39

That's my favourite section of the GC Nicole 

Identify this plant

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 18:16

Persicaria microphylla, possibly 'Purple Fantasy'. 

The name always puzzles me, it's less purple than 'Red Dragon'

unexpected sighting of a frog - help!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 17:59

whatever slug pellets do to hedgehogs they will do to frogs. Nasty stuff

Pruning Hypericum Hidcote

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:39

Pruning a young outdoor ginkgo tree into bonsia

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 08:47
BeatrixKiddo says:

Thanks nutcutlet. I'll give it a try. Who knows...  maybe our experiments will turn into great works of art. :)

See original post

 Maybe they will BK. 

Pruning Hypericum Hidcote

Posted: 12/08/2017 at 22:22

I would cut some of the oldest bits right back to base, it opens up the shrub and avoids the 'flowering blob' effect

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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