Latest posts by nutcutlet

Homebase seeding compost

Posted: 26/02/2016 at 13:57

I find seed compost is generally a bit hard and mix it with some MPC and sand/grit to free it up a bit.

I haven't tried the Homebase version

Why are all my plants doing badly?

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 22:20

Other than primula and auricula, what plants have you got inside. Most hardy plants don't like being inside.


Posted: 25/02/2016 at 19:47

If mine get very crowded they stop flowering. Maybe splitting up would help

Old Sunflower Seeds

Posted: 25/02/2016 at 11:46

If they germinate they'll be healthy plants. If they've been stored cool and dry they should be OK to germinate

Astrantia major 'Ruby Cloud'

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 17:18

The cultivars like 'Ruby Cloud' don't seed reliably true but you should get some nice ones even so. 

agree with Lyn re cold

Fast Growing climber plant

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 15:48

It's Ok unless it gets out of hand and it sounds like yours has

Only the mature (non cliinging) growth of any ivy will get the flowers.


Anyone grow Agapanthus in border

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 23:14

Mine was in the ground for years, I only potted up to get it out of the way of drain digging. I'll plant it out again soon. I think it looked better in the garden but I'm not very good at looking after things in pots. I forget them

Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 23:11

You don't really need to ask permission to post the pics but it can confuse things if pics of other plants get posted. Especially on ID threads

Tree paeonies are woody by nature. No wood, no flowers. If you want a yellow one that doesn't get woody there's always Molly the Witch


 Paeonia mlokosewitschii



Bargain Japanese tree peonies

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:59

Might be that one,aym, No label, except 'yellow peony' and I can't tell from just a flower. I got it from an NGS open garden years ago.

re seeds, remind me at seeding time. They need sowing fresh and over-wintering outside. That way they germinate in the first spring rather than eventually or never.


New to the forum, advice please

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 22:53

Hi there, welcome to the forum.

We had a thread on this recently, have a look here and see if it's any help


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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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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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