Latest posts by nutcutlet

wot daff

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 18:02

These narcissi were in a dried out bowl in the house when we moved here in the summer of 1992. I thought they'd had it but they grew and flowered and multiplied.

I have no idea of the variety, can anyone name them?


Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:56

I've been bitten by a euphorbia, not much fun. (Not this one, E. myrsinites, a fine spry on a hot day when I cut the stems off.)

I still pull them up bare handed though


Spiky weeds??

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:49

Euphorbia lathyris

They're coming up all over the place. They're distributed by aliens you know

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 17:03

I took a photo anyway, the sticky bit isn't wood and I could break it with my hands.

It's the mound of leaves in the foreground

 I've had the odd tree germinate in a seed pot but never 3 or 4. Were the seed and compost from a reliable source. I've had some interesting germinations from garden club seed swaps.

Bees: How can we do more ?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:45

I don't think I ever used insecticides. If I did it was too long ago to recall. I've signed petitions too numerous to count but I'll sign as many more as is necessary.



How to find out if compost is peat free?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 16:38

If it doesn't say peat free, it isn't. Peat free is a selling point for some (me) and is always on the bag.

Identify plants

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 15:53

Doesn't look like either of the strobilanthes I grow. Also all the strobilanthes I know are dormant in winter.

I'm still in the wait and see camp

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 14:14

I can understand your confusion. I can take a photo of Cephalaria gigantea now if you have any doubts about our negative ID here.

Have you any photos of the two plants last year, in leaf. How old are they? in their third year would be my estimate.

Searching on forum

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:53

Easier to start a new thread about the subject you're interested in.

Is this Cephalaria Gigantea (Giant Scabious)?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 21:32

When the leaves appear they'll be easier to ID

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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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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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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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