Latest posts by nutcutlet

Can narcissi cross breed?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:16

Not sure if different narcissus species can cross but cultivars of the same species will and all seed back to something closer to wild.

I think I'd have the large cultivated ones out, for me they'd spoil the effect.

Cerinthe seeds

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 14:04

Some people recommend soaking them first.

I usually sow fresh and they germinate quickly. I only have a cold GH and if we got a proper winter they might fail, but they're very nearly hardy. The self sets in the garden mostly survive and if they don't, more will germinate. I've got a good crop this year


Posted: 26/03/2016 at 13:55

I would think if you let them seed last year a rake over to loosen the soil would do the job. But check first, they may already be germinating


Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:57

They grow here, in an area of grass and alder suckers, that gets inundated at some point during most winters, but not all. Quite sunny. dries out a lot in the summer after they've disappeared. Multiplying well.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:44

It can be done, it's the ones that have seeded into clumps of perennials that are difficult

Snake head fritillaria

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:41

They're easy if they have enough moisture. Prediction of flowering dates is less easy.


please help me

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:00

It looks like a mixture of arums. Arum italicum and maculatum. The latter is our native 'Lords and Ladies'. It's irrelevant which, they both work the same way.

Every tiny little corm grows, you need to get them out to stop them coming back. But if you remove the leaves they won't recur this year.

Weeping willow planting along eroding bank

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 11:04

No personal experience but went to a open event re flood defences in the fens. They're removing trees and sowing grass. Tree don't prevent erosion because there's nothing on the surface of the soil.  The erosion of your opposite bank will be down to the way the current flows rather than the presence or absence of a tree. Give it a few years and you may have an oxbow lake

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:44

I wouldn't be able to find Roxanne atm. She's come back every other year so I expect she will again.

Geranium germination

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 09:26

Hi Wonky, not so much heat I think. get them outside somewhere shaded and sheltered. The plastic GH if it's not too full sun

and yes, perennials mostly take longer to germinate than annuals.

They're pretty reliable

Are you sure Roxanne has turned up her toes? Nothing to see of mine yet



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