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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 16:41

If you plant 3 the sameyou're making a clump of one form, overlapping adds substance. If you plant 3 different an overlap looks a mess

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 16:31

Righto 4thP, a sainsbury's freezer bag, medium size? Inside a carrier bag for ease of carrying?

Seed compost

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 16:00

I use a mix of seed/MP/grit when I have the choice.

Seed compost

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:34

I think lots of people don't use seed compost judging by the difficulty I have getting it sometimes. 

I prefer not to use MP for those seeds I'm sowing in autumn and leaving outside. It's too soggy. But for quick germinators I think it's fine.

I don't think you HAVE TO anything Nick. You have a choice. Do some experiments, see what works for you

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:25

cyclamen for you  4thPanda?

Don't worry about a bag, I'll have them well bagged up. I'm coming in landgirl's car and I'll be more respectful of that than I am of my own 

No loose plants with dirt falling off 

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 14:00

My vote is for photinia

What can I start sowing now in an unheated greenhouse

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 08:38

Loads of hardy perennials can be sown in winter. They don't need heat. I'm beginning to worry that some of mine won't get the necessary chill.

Check out the germination pages here




Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:27

Stacey, reyour seedlings. I think a bit of trauma promotes growth. Early on here, I'd planted a few laurels by the roadside. The one that did best was the one that was broken when the electricity board did some tree work.

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:07

Snowdrops 30-40% out yesterday so I think we're pretty much on target for next weekend. That's another 10 days away



Posted: 31/01/2014 at 18:02

Ah yes, that's better. Thanks punkdoc.

I don't do staking either. They stand up or they fall down.

I think actaeas are like aquilegias in liking a chill to germinate. I've only grown

A. rubra and alba and they both got the cold treatment.

Love the meconopsis, no hope for that here.

I feel better now. I've seen some summer and shut out the winter



Discussions started by nutcutlet

Seed and plant swap 2015

For the exchange of this and that between forum members 
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NYD flower count 2015

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keep of the grass in winter

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Some berries to ID please

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Moth of the day

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West Acre

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What pollinates Molly the Witch

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How hardy are my plants

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Hummingbird Hawkmoth

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Just look at this seed head

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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

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I've got a new butterfly

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Knowing when to stop

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