Latest posts by nutcutlet

Worm Casts

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 07:43

I'll keep the worms untainted. I don't think blackbirds like mustard or dead worms.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 08:00

Delphiniums germinate cold. As do most of that family 

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 21:00

who sent me the white herb robert? I have germination, thank you, and they lack signs of red pigment so far, so hope for white. 

Anemone Blanda

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:47

Anything can be planted, when they come, plant them, they don't improve with being out of the ground. Naturally they are never out of the ground.

I think I'd soak them for an hour or two to rehydrate, then plant them somewhere well drained. Many people (including me) plant cheap offers very late and get away with it. But, as you've found, it's not 100% reliable.

A bed full of fresh compost could be too moisture retentive.

Garrya-tell me about this plant!

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 19:23

Its moment of glory is the catkins. The rest of the year it's the same but no catkins. Just dullish evergreen. Ok if you have plenty of room for lots of shrubs but not one I'd choose otherwise 

Anemone Blanda

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 17:54

the only time I had trouble with any sort of late planted bulbs was when it turned cold and wet immediately, before they started growing, they rotted instead. A. blanda doesn't like heavy wet soil.

The seller would tell you it's OK to plant now, they want rid of them. 

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Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:15

lovely birds to have around. Green WPs excavated a nest in one of our willows a couple of years ago. Then went away and nested somewhere else. Probably too near the road for peace and quite

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:10

Thanks DW. 

I'll have a look at Moles seeds, I don't think I've seen them

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:08

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:21

It's been badly pruned, cutting back branches to fit the space is bad for any tree, the stumps left behind die back. Always cut back to a healthy bud.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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Last Post: 24/08/2017 at 18:05

something I don't think I planted

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Last Post: 23/08/2017 at 17:08

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Last Post: 24/04/2017 at 16:24

Richard's Clematis

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Last Post: 29/03/2017 at 18:04

Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

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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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

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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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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