Latest posts by nutcutlet

tulip tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:44

I find a lot of seeds germinate much more quickly if you save and sow them yourself. I assume they haven't gone completely dormant in that time, unlike a packet of seeds that would have to be completely dried before packeting

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:39

I've made rose hip wine. It tasted a bit too much like rose hip syrup for my taste. Maybe I put too much sugar in. A lot of home-made wine recipes are over sweet for my taste

Mystery tall ruderal

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 15:21

I think that's Reseda luteola, aka weld and several other local names

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:43

No rose hip is poisonous. Some aren't very nice and some are so small they're not worth bothering with.


Mystery tall ruderal

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:34

Have you got any clearer photos? that one enlarges to a blur for me

tulip tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:30

Have you put the seeds in the fridge with moist compost or something else?

140 days is a long time, do they come from an area that is cold for that long? 

I haven't tried these so can't offer first hand advice. If they were mine I would have sown them and stood the pots outside with all the other chilling seeds. I have more success with that than with artificial chilling. I think the natural ups and downs of temperature play a part as well as the cold

Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 21:09

Red Majestic - When to plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 20:15

I'd hold off til you're not waterlogged. Plant roots need air and water (not just water) to survive

Can you name this tree?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:37

Yes, it's a small crab apple tree. (small to me goes up to the gutters, large is 100ft or more)


Weather affecting nature

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:22

There have been a few threads re this Maureen, have a poke around the last few days postings

My feeling is that we have no 'normal' in the UK. There is 'average' which is not the same thing at all.

I have a few daffs, I expect more at their usual time. I have a few snowdrops, but expect the peak at least 3 weeks in the future, possibly more if it turns cold. 

It's worth looking at the new year's day flower count thread as well

Discussions started by nutcutlet

what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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Last Post: 07/05/2016 at 16:41

Magazine titles

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Last Post: 30/04/2016 at 20:24

a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 11:19

move a rose

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Which violet?

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Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 16:56

Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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