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Latest posts by nutcutlet

Aciddentally buried geranium shoots

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 10:21

I think you should find them

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:37

I've seen a comma, it was very worn looking, must have over-wintered unless it got in a fight. Lots of brimstones and peacocks

crane flys?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:34

Bit early for them. 

All part of the great natural world Victoria

How to sow wild flower seeds on grass

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:32

Apart from yellow rattle I haven't successfully started plants from seed into grass. I think they need to be bigger than plugs when they go in as well unless your soil is kinder than mine. A few things have successfully seeded themselves but for the enormous amount of seed set the increase in plants isn't huge. Malva moschata Daucus carota and Centaurea nigra have done best in spreading by seed.  

Strange weed in my lawn

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:18

One of the sedges maybe


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:37

Yes, I look forward to seeing your results Denno


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:39

Do you think one of the big problems is getting fresh seed Gemma? I've had a lot more success with buying one small cheap plant and collecting and sowing my own seed to propagate.


Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:22

I think I'd pull it away from plants, especially young ones.

Some things come through with no problem, usually those you wouldn't mind losing


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:18

I don't like sowing mixes in pots/trays. If you leave them too long the quicknd easy swamp the slower ones and if you get on with the pricking out there's a danger of dislodging something that's on the point of germination.

But thinking about it more deeply that sentence could be shortened to 'I don't like mixes'.  

Some things do well in pots, some things don't. Some things come up in a week, some take all winter. With individual species you can choose how you sow.

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:17

Although I've been guilty of it in the past I think posting a picture of what we think it is causes problems. By the time the thread gets to the second page people are identifying a suggestion rather than the original plant.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

East Anglian garden visting

any ideas? 
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Water voles

They're back 
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another bulb from nowhere and a baby shrub

I don't know what they are 
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Tomatoes in a cold GH

Can i put them out there yet? 
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another crown imperial question

how much to take off 
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ID my fungus please

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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 20:33

3 for ID please

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Forsythia suspensa

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Best bee plants today

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Take care where you put the mouse traps

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Ribes speciosum

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Iris unguicularis

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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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