Latest posts by nutcutlet

Physalis growing

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:15

It produces fruit in summer from a spring sowing, couldn't say how long in weeks. Probably depends on weather

Physalis growing

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:10

is this the physalis you eat or the perennial one with the orange seedcases, Chinese Lanterns?

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:08

That's the trouble with common names GD, Greater Celandine is not related to Lesser Celandine. The former, Paperveraceae (in the poppy family, 4 petals), the latter Ranunculaceae, (buttercups, hellebores etc).

No doubt re that one, I know it well

Hyde Hall Flower Show

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:10

I should go to Hyde Hall, It's a bit of a long trip but must be done. If I leave it much longer I'll be too old to drive there.

The clematis is hieracleifolia, or a cultivar of. Should be a fantastic scent

chabaud carnation: are they annual, biennial or perennial?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 14:21

Hi  Newb, I didn't recognise the name Chabaud in relation to carnations, The species is Dianthus caryophyllus. They're perennial, maybe not long lived but not annuals. I expect they'll germinate, dianthus are easy usually. as babies you may need to protect them this winter.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 12:59

given time they will form flowering plants. Either the same as the parent if they're off shoots of the original bulb, or a bit different if they're seedlings.

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:53

1. Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine

2, Oenothera biennis, Evening Primrose

3 Yucca

4. Out of my plant range but Brugmansia seems likely

Last edited: 08 August 2016 11:54:05

chabaud carnation: are they annual, biennial or perennial?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 11:48

I think it would be quite hard to grow from seed those very double ones you buy as cut flowers. At least, not to that standard. They won't have been grown in a garden.

There are some lovely ones you can grow from seed though

This mix is very pretty and sweetly scented. I don't know how long each plant lasts but they are perennial and they set seed so spread around gently.


Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:59

I don't grow glads but I've had success with putting pots of less hardy plants right up against the house over winter, sometimes they do better than those in the cold GH

What to grow after a Brazilian BBQ??

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:53

not true re the wild flowers needing poor soil. There are wild flowers for every kind of soil. Choose some to suit what you've got.

I think the poor soil story comes from trying to make grass meadows. If grass is well fed it swamps all else so wild (or any other kind of flower) in grass does best if you have nutrient poor soil

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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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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