Latest posts by nutcutlet

Rose hips- culinary varieties

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:43

No rose hip is poisonous. Some aren't very nice and some are so small they're not worth bothering with.


Mystery tall ruderal

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:34

Have you got any clearer photos? that one enlarges to a blur for me

tulip tree

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 14:30

Have you put the seeds in the fridge with moist compost or something else?

140 days is a long time, do they come from an area that is cold for that long? 

I haven't tried these so can't offer first hand advice. If they were mine I would have sown them and stood the pots outside with all the other chilling seeds. I have more success with that than with artificial chilling. I think the natural ups and downs of temperature play a part as well as the cold

Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 21:09

Red Majestic - When to plant?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 20:15

I'd hold off til you're not waterlogged. Plant roots need air and water (not just water) to survive

Can you name this tree?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:37

Yes, it's a small crab apple tree. (small to me goes up to the gutters, large is 100ft or more)


Weather affecting nature

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:22

There have been a few threads re this Maureen, have a poke around the last few days postings

My feeling is that we have no 'normal' in the UK. There is 'average' which is not the same thing at all.

I have a few daffs, I expect more at their usual time. I have a few snowdrops, but expect the peak at least 3 weeks in the future, possibly more if it turns cold. 

It's worth looking at the new year's day flower count thread as well

Can you name this tree?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:10

That seems the most likely Zenjeff

Seed help please

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:08

Missed the cold frame bit, must read more carefully

ventilation is the key, I rarely shut the GH door.



Seed help please

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:06

I start a lot of things in autumn, but not indoors. Lack of light is a problem as well as too much warmth. You end up with dead or leggy plants. I wouldn't put them out now though, they'll be very soft. Keep them as light and cools as you can, have you somewhere you can put them and open the window, at least during daytime. 

For the future, unheated GH or coldframe is more suitable for all these.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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Last Post: 28/12/2016 at 22:02

I've been to Barnsdale today

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Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 19:08

I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

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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