Latest posts by nutcutlet

Dying Oak Tree and Virginal Creeper

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:11

I like to see ivy on dead trees in woodland but climbers up a dead tree in a garden rarely look good 

Is it too late to sow a new lawn?

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 11:09

I agree with Fairy,

but it's about temperature and soil conditions rather than calendar time. Once germinated grass is fine under snow. (experience tells me) but if not germinated before cold and wet sets in it may rot. Cold and wet is unpredictable. Could be next week or next year.

Sounds like a problem

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 10:59

no, that's not normal unless you live in a bog.

If that's new, check your water and drainage pipes

Sowing Aqualegia now

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:58

I got a lot of new colours from Carrie Thomas to increase the colour range here josusa. They were mostly dirty pink ,now I have deeper colours and yellows and reds. Though the reds aren't very robust.

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:50

 Yes Fairy 

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 09:41

If that's everything you know about seeds don't be surprised if you have a lot of failures

Plant ID - Pine

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 08:57

I think it's too tall and not bushy enough for mugo.

Each of those branchlets is a years growth and that doesn't sound like a dwarf mountain pine growth rate. This will be a large tree, very quickly.

Sowing Aqualegia now

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 08:50

You can sow them now but Carrie Thomas (National Collection holder) suggested January in a cold GH with the last order I got from her. 

If you sow now there are two possibilities, they might germinate quickly and you'll have tiny seedlings to see through winter, or they might not germinate til spring.

Trying to germinate them quickly in a heated prop or GH is not helpful for these, cold is what they want, it's what they get naturally

They don't flower in the first year

How to Plant From Seed step by step

Posted: 21/10/2017 at 08:23

first post from new poster, link included.

Pity the link doesn't work, there's probably a nice advert in there. 

Lambs Ear?

Posted: 20/10/2017 at 18:41

throw  a few seeds over for the neighbour when they ripen.

Most Verbascums are biennial so let it seed to get more

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

what dunnit?

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

might be ricinus

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