Latest posts by nutcutlet

Which geranium?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:05

I looks a bit small, I wonder if it's the cross between macrorrhizum and dalmatica. G. x cantabrigiense. 'Biokovo' is about that colour. Has the macrorrhizum leaf smell 

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 13:46

I find D. grandiflora one of the most perennial but it's not a big, blousey, 'in your face' pink for the GCs to sell on sight 

It was hate at first sight for me and Illumination Pink 

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 13:10

 true, hogweed. 

Sambuccus Sutherland gold

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 13:08

Sutherland's Gold is a form of the species Sambucus racemosa. The species has green leaves and is not lacy so I suppose the original genes are all in there ready to be used.

It sounds as though it has reverted whether it should or not. Or is it grafted and the rootstock has taken over. 

This is a different species to Black Lace and all the rest, Sambucus nigra

Cuttings in water

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 11:14

I've found if their not reasonably mature they rot instead of rooting, Keenie

Butterfly and bee conservation

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 11:12

My feeling is that it's irrelevant. There are plants suitable for every type of soil, choose those suitable for what you've got. Gardening for wildlife is more about leaving things alone that making huge changes. 

I'm sure you've considered this but many people are planting flowers for insects but not food plants for the larvae. Most of them are native plants, and 'weeds' in the eyes of many gardeners

Good luck, I hope it goes well

Cuttings in water

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 11:00

It's OK to mix things but not too many of anything or it's hard to get them out of the jar without breaking the roots


Posted: 10/05/2017 at 10:58

and plant them and water them in as soon as you get them. The leaves will still be on and they're not dormant like daffs when you buy them

Perennial Foxglove?????

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 09:08

I reckon to let someone else do the test drive for all the 'amazing' introductions. It was obvious to me, and many others, that a plant crossed with something tender was unlikely to be hardy.

Viburnum droop/death?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 22:05

does it perk up when you water it?

Was the pot full of tight packed roots when you planted it? Sometimes they're so pot bound they can't take up water, it just runs round the outside. If it was you can lift it and tease the roots out a bit

Discussions started by nutcutlet

wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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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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