Latest posts by nutcutlet

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:03

Gigantea don't really have spiky leaves do they?

Yes Lyn, all my E gigantea have flowered (eventually) turned brown, dropped millions of seeds and died. Which is what I expected.

I've got 4 or 5 other species and there have been more in the past, all perennial. There are some spiky leaves out there

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 13:36

Good to hear seeds are reaching their destinations. Thank you Charlie, Kathy and granma

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 13:33

Maybe monocarpic would be a better word punkdoc

Sea holly

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 11:37

How about a photo? maybe it is a campanula. What species of eryngium is it supposed to be?

I have a lot of the biennial Eryngium giganteum, they are theoretically biennial but often are triennial (? a word) and are large plants by the time they get round to it.

Sharp sand

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 23:09

I don't think you can distinguish between the two by colour, that depends on which gravel/sand mine it came out of.

Builders/soft sand is for brick laying and gives a more pasty mix to stick the bricks together, the grains are rounded. Sharp sand has more angular grains and is better for improving drainage because the separate grains are held apart by the pointy bits

This winter

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:56

I would cancel November. It's dark and cold and damp and too long to wait til spring.

Maybe most of December as well and start again with the New Year's Day flower count. Spring starts then

Which Wild Orchid?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 21:44

Thanks Jo, I haven't seen that site before


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 21:04

Yes. mine is less blue. But, as the one above, inclined towards yellow leaves which never look very healthy to me

Which Wild Orchid?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:48

Our postie is more like to put his foot on it Jo

Which Wild Orchid?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:24

That's the sort of present I'd like. It would have to be carried over miles of agricultural desert for delivery though, so unlikely

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