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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:22

Bob has taken a bit of stick for this one on the other thread he started gran 

I spend hours rescuing mine, especially C. coum, I haven't got as many of those yet

seed sowing for next year

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 14:04

Chaos? us? surely not

i haven't decided yet.  I'll have to look at a few lists and see what I'd like.

A couple of something I've never heard off would be good.

Talkback: How to choose secateurs

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:36

My tools have a hard life of use and abuse and the potential for being lost in the undergrowth. .I have some nice ones, unbranded, inexpensive, that OH found in the Screwfix catalogue last year. 

Lawn weed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:24

creeping buttercup?

Lawn weed

Posted: 15/08/2014 at 08:19

any particular lawn weed flumpy?

What's causing this?

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:49

To me it looks more like a digging out rather than a pushing up.

Rabbit, rat?

Creating a Wildflower meadow garden.

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 22:15

These two companies do a seed mix for clay soils


Hints from the RHS,

I don't know of any books. Christopher Lloyd wrote one called Meadow Gardens, or something similar, but it's all photos and descriptions and very little and confusing advice. Not one of his best, I usually love Christopher Lloyd books.



perenial seeds

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:52

Dazed and confused, that sounds familiar

I use a mix of John Innes seed compost, multi-purpose and grit for the winter sown seed.

The mix lets me feel I've created it myself but it does do the job. I don't have many failures

Creating a Wildflower meadow garden.

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 20:37

Hi BML, creating a wildflower meadow isn't taking the easy option. If your ground is fertile the grass will grow strongly and swamp many of the plants. Never fertilise, the poorer soil the better to give the flowers a chance in the grass. Get a good quantity of yellow rattle which is parasitic (maybe semi parasitic) on grass and reduces it considerably. It won't be at its best in heavy clay but should do a job. September is a good  to sow a meadow. Some things will germinate quickly, some won't appear til spring. Mowing is done after plants have seeded. Especially the yellow rattle, that's an annual and won't come back the next year if it doesn't seed.

Good luck


Posted: 14/08/2014 at 17:47

I'd protect them this winter. If we get another wet one like last year they won't like that.

A cold frame or cold GH is where I'd put them. Not yet but early enough that they're not already saturated when they go in.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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Blackbirds in the mower shed

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when shall I put it back in the garden 
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bee success

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should be an arisaema

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A couple of rose questions

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egg laying newts 
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This year's lodgers

the bats are back and the moorhen is nesting on the pond 
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Osmanthus layering

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What have I got here

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Noisy b......s 
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