Latest posts by nutcutlet

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:17

there were some funny looking holes around where I planted my tulips, we shall see what comes up 

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 18:05

order soon Paul, this is the cheapest and most reliable method

That's just one company, lots of them out there.

Single ones make seed and give you more. Double ones just multiply by bulbs. Single are better for early bees

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 17:39

snowdrops hate being dried out and some of those you buy in autumn have been out of the ground and drying for a long time. May have been dead or dying when you bought them. Best acquired either 'in the green' or just dug in the summer and replanted straight away.

Wild flowers now

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 12:49

Red Campions are very variable in their redness

Pink Campion, Silene x hampeana is a cross between S. dioica and S. latifolia and also variable.

Not a clue where to start!

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 10:10

Yes, start small, don't clear more than you can keep clear or more, different, weeds will move in. Mowing and strimming keeps weeds down and stops them seeding, digging stirs up more weed seeds to germinate.

Not sure why you want rid of the hawthorns, they're not poisonous and great for wildlife.

Seed catalogues

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:11

These have more unusual plants than the mainstream seeds people. There are more but I can't bring the names to mind

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Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:05

never noticed mine getting slugged either but I grow things hard, there's not a lot of soft, tasty stuff around

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:20

Happy New Year Topbird (and all other flower counters)

Topbird, I will PM you a link to an open garden 

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 15:53

Binoculars Topbird? We were out there in the persistence. I suggested postponing til tomorrow but was over-ruled. Probably best, another frost tonite would have wiped out even more flowers. 

about a third of last year's count.

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 15:45

Hi Joyce, the bit where the erodium and rue grow is south facing and right up against the house, otherwise, no, it's edge of fen farmland 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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