Latest posts by nutcutlet

Shrub id, please

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 16:26

could be one of the aronias

Id please

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 10:58

yep, Ribbed Plantain, Plantago lanceolata

Snakes head fitillaries

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 08:53

hardy plants Anne, native to the British Isles. No GH ever required

Snakes head fitillaries

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 08:10

Nothing has eaten mine yet apart from lily beetles a few years ago. Perhaps the local pheasants prefer other plants

Can redwoods survive without winter?

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 23:24

I think these are all evergreen aren't they? so not truly dormant. I have no experience of this situation, I grow my plants hard. My gut feeling is they'll struggle with high temperature and low light levels. 

Can redwoods survive without winter?

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 23:06
rabidhedgehog says:

. Do you think they can freeze in just 24 hours when it's around +5?

See original post

 nothing freezes at +5C, freezing point is 0C

It's a difficult decision to make when plants have been grown soft indoors. It's not an easy time of year for hardening off. I'd put them outside on warmish days for a week or 4, then outside at night if it's not freezing. Eventually they'll be hardened off, you'll see a change in appearance, not so soft and green

Snakes head fitillaries

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 22:59

Anne, this is the picture I couldn't get to load in the PM

Questionnaire about gardening for dissertation

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 21:13

Not a questionnaire for gardeners is it.

Iris for pond/marginal

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 19:45

Have you got marsh marigolds to start the season? A variety of irises won't extend it much  by comparison with plants from another genus

Iris for pond/marginal

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 14:00

How big it this pond Angie? How many varieties can you fit in?

If you don't like the variegated I. pseudacorus I'd get rid of it before it goes too far. I have a variety called I. p  var bastardii, a nice cream colour. I don't like the variegated one either. I think it's likely that both of these will seed back to the species yellow. 

I haven't any experience of the others. I have ponds but the water levels are so variable only the tough can stand it.

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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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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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