Latest posts by nutcutlet

Japanese anemone - insect hosts

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:48

Just had a wander round to find all the insects are on the plants in the sunny sheltered places, ignoring any in shade or breeze

Dividing Geranium Phaeum Now?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:28

I'd start a new thread bruce, put hydrangea in the thread title and hydrangea growers will help.

That's not me

Found these in a drawer, what are they?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:26

The crocus might be small because they've shrunk with time or because they're one of the smaller species rather than over-large cultivated ones

Quick Id

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 11:24

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:52

I'll put some thought to it but if you consider all hardy members of ranunculaceae and apiaceae as needing winter chill to germinate, you won't go far wrong.

So that's all the astrantias, aconitum, aquilegia, hellebores, (better fresh), 

I've sown some foxgloves I picked up in the end of season sale, they have germinated and I'll protect them in the cold GH through the worst of winter. 

I really do sow more or less everything as it gets ripe, and leave them outside.


Found these in a drawer, what are they?

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:45

I think the ones in the bag and at the top are crocus but no idea about the shrivelled ones

Quick Id

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:42

2 mins Hostafan, can't you move quicker than that

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 09:32

It's a good time of year to sow some hardy perennials, the ones that need a chill to break dormancy. I sow every thing that's hardy in autumn, all outside in pots. Some germinate quickly, some already have, others wait til spring. I bring the germinated ones into an unheated GH and all pots in there about February, as much for my benefit as theirs.

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 23:07

Well Panda. Did you think I was anything other than common

Glad to know you're glued down as well chicky

greenhouse vs coldframe

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 22:47

The big thing about a GH is that you can get in there with the plants. If it's big enough you can have a seat

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

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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