Latest posts by nutcutlet

Whats the best time to harvest Mahonia seeds?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:58

Must be a good year Jimmy, mine are still green but lots of them. Mahonia aquifolium is still in flower

Whats the best time to harvest Mahonia seeds?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 22:47

I think they're all dark coloured when ripe. I'd wait until they start dropping then grab a few. Sow them, don't store them

Pre-soaking Seeds?

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:46

I scarify and soak the hard legumes but no other hardy perennials. I have a pretty good success rate but I don't do exotics.

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:05

Saw my first white today and a small tortoiseshell. No orange tips yet. They usually turn up about now.


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:02

Mine are back. Lots of pips, no evidence of the long eared yet.

All they need to do now is get into the right bit of roof so they don't fry the babies on the first hot day

Saving my Bobo Hydrangea

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 19:08

What is green and alive?

I can see bark dying back and exposing the inner wood 


Watering Plants outdoors

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 14:03

In the garden I only water what has been planted in the current season. I wouldn't expect anything established to need watering for ages yet.

I choose plants that grow in my soil and climate though, I would expect to water more if I planted moisture lovers.

Pots seem to need attention most days through the summer

Come in Artjak...your time is up

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 13:59

Will do Panda. Maybe some meet-ups for garden visits this season?

Help to identify plant plz

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 13:09

If we knew what the blue/purple flowers in front were, we could assess how big this is.

Come in Artjak...your time is up

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 13:07

I'm in contact with artjak, Verdun, She's been a bit busy but we've managed a couple of garden visits this year. No doubt she'll be back on the forum soon

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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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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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

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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