Latest posts by nutcutlet

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

Sowing poppies

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:41

It's what nature does. Flowers in spring/summer, drop seeds in Summer/autumn, germinate before or after winter, flower in spring/summer and so on round

That's a bit of a generalisation and doesn't apply to plants out of their natural habitat but near enough


Posted: 23/09/2015 at 18:10

I think they might be the same thing Berghill, yours is probably the up-to-date name

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:18

Kathy, my seeds arrived today, thank you

where to obtain

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 16:45

google it as Aster laevis 'Calliope' and you'll get a few suppliers

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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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