Latest posts by nutcutlet

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 18:14

That's nice Fairy

I'll see if I can find one of my stumps.

Found one

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:40

I forgot Geranium phaeum, essential

You can't plant on a stump but creeping plants will cover. I've had Geranium macrorrhizum (another good one) growing into a willow stump with bark.

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:51

my garden is full of stumps, there's no way I could dig up a stump. Where there aren't stumps there's brick rubble. Anything grows, maybe not those big and blousey things you see advertised but I don't want those anyway. Don't pay too much attention to the robbing nitrogen thing. It's true but over-rated as a problem. Right now snowdrops and celandines are looking good. If it's shady (I'm assuming that from the mention of woodland plants) pulmonarias, astrantias, aquilegias will do well. Cyclamen, corydalis, (lutea and ochroleuca). Lots, visit a few woodland type gardens. 

Japanese anemone won't bloom

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:32

I agree re the moisture. I've had them get to bud then stop and it's dry here. Some varieties seem more inclined to do that than others. Or maybe some patches of my soil are worse than others.

Forum names

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:18
Hazel -- says:

Nutcutlet, I quite agree and always the same subjects.

See original post

 and usually the same people. But if it's what they enjoy, it's not likely to change. 

Forum names

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:03

I haven';t left but take a much less active part. It's not the shape of the forum, you get used to that. It's the recurrent ill-tempered bickering. 

Rotating summer house (self build)

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 16:01

I've always fancied a rotating SH, great idea. Wouldn't know where to start though 

Red seed leaves

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 13:52

sunlight needed to make the green stuff (chlorophyll)

Sowing Aubretia Seeds

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 22:00

they won't flower this spring. There are perennial plants that give a few late flowers from an early sowing. Don't know if aubrieta is one of them.

Perennials from seed isn't a quick job as a rule

Last edited: 12 February 2017 22:01:20

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 19:28

 that's the ones Fishy

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