nutcutlet


Latest posts by nutcutlet

Creosote

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 10:34

http://www.hse.gov.uk/biocides/copr/creosote.htm

see 'in summary' half way down the page Annie. 

Creeping buttercups..

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 09:11

That's my sort of lawn christine.   lovely

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:29

No objection from me Dove.

I think I'll pass on the strawbs thanks, just too many things waiting for planting, some of which are drowning.

I again have lots of Cyclamen hederifolium seedlings I can bring along if anyone wants them.

 

Snowdrops

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:56

I really must split some of mine this year. I say that every year and rarely get more than one clump done. I've noticed several coming up blind.

Snowdrops

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:02

You're right punkdoc. It's about collecting not gardening

 

Snowdrops

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:27

You can plant them through grass Graham, make a slit and plant 3-5 in there and tread the soil back up to them gently.

They like a bit of deciduous shade, not total blazing sun.

and nice leafy soil with good drainage. This isn't always what you get under a lawn.

Personally I wouldn't put them in a lawn. They need splitting from time to time or they stop flowering. Also you have to wait til the leaves die back before you mow.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 14:17

Good idea. 2 foot plants will grow in no time and easier to insert into the hedge than big ones.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 23:03

I don't have a cultivar. Viburnum opulus is a native species of tree. This is what I grow and I expect Jim does as well.

http://www.bucknur.com/acatalog/product_10194.html

garden centres will sell all sorts of cultivars but the basic species is the best. This is what evolved naturally and hasn't been developed by man. Plants with large double flowers and no berries are pretty useless for wildlife.

If you do decide to get one I can recommend Buckingham Nurseries as reliable company. I think it's where mine came from, 20 years or so ago.

Guelder Rose

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 20:12

The birds are quick off the mark with rowan berries. I have S. hupehensis which berried very well this year. I thought the birds weren't interested then suddenly they found them and stripped it in a day. 

I've never tried grafting and budding, everything comes from seed. 

I might try some hardwood cuttings from the V. opulus, I never find seedlings about.

Bedding plants seedlings already!

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:45

Yes they will be early. the nigella should be fine, the cerinthes will if it's not too extreme. My cerinthes often seed before winter and some survive most years but there are losses

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Colchicums

Replies: 2    Views: 69
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 22:43

West Acre

Replies: 67    Views: 957
Last Post: Today at 10:15

What pollinates Molly the Witch

Replies: 10    Views: 138
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 19:34

How hardy are my plants

Replies: 6    Views: 154
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:05

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Replies: 16    Views: 224
Last Post: 06/09/2014 at 18:46

Just look at this seed head

Replies: 19    Views: 352
Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 18:59

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Replies: 23    Views: 377
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 08:41

I've got a new butterfly

Replies: 41    Views: 512
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 20:46

Oddity

Replies: 18    Views: 270
Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 10:04

Knowing when to stop

Replies: 23    Views: 367
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 08:54

Blackbirds in the mower shed

Replies: 59    Views: 916
Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:19

Agapanthus

when shall I put it back in the garden 
Replies: 27    Views: 463
Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 22:35

bee success

Replies: 9    Views: 249
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 20:49

should be an arisaema

Replies: 20    Views: 394
Last Post: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

A couple of rose questions

Replies: 9    Views: 278
Last Post: 07/06/2014 at 13:48
1 to 15 of 98 threads