Latest posts by nutcutlet

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

Can you name this tree?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:10

That seems the most likely Zenjeff

Seed help please

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:08

Missed the cold frame bit, must read more carefully

ventilation is the key, I rarely shut the GH door.



Seed help please

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:06

I start a lot of things in autumn, but not indoors. Lack of light is a problem as well as too much warmth. You end up with dead or leggy plants. I wouldn't put them out now though, they'll be very soft. Keep them as light and cools as you can, have you somewhere you can put them and open the window, at least during daytime. 

For the future, unheated GH or coldframe is more suitable for all these.

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:49

So would I, B3

Winter flowers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:42

The GCs really push the pansies though don't they? I suppose because they're cheapest and quickest to produce. 

An improvement on dip-dyed heathers though

Red Majestic - When to plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:47

I think you could do it any time now if you're not frozen or waterlogged

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 15:36

I think it's a spreading perennial, maybe one of the more invasive asters. Not sure it's all the same, the taller bits look different as well as a bit taller.

There are goosegrass seedlings in there as well

Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 14:02

That's a bit precise Lyn, I just shake the packet

Maybe that's why the pots are over crowded on one side and bald on the other

But I get plants

Mahogany plants

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 21:20

Chiltern seed have had it in the past

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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a couple of oddities

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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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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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