Latest posts by nutcutlet

Moving bulbs in November

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:21

I'd just do it. Some of them might not flower as well but there's always another year. You won't kill them.

Tree/shrub id help

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 12:51

the leaves don't look right for Clematis vitalba to me. Maybe Richard H is around and will be able to say.

If you've got some nice plump seeds at the base of the beards they should be fertile but if they're thin they probably aren't. 

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:36

Mostly natives, sowed end of September, left outside with no attention other than a watering when I sowed them. this pic taken 12th October

Germination Failure

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 23:29

Mostly seeds found in the wild? Wild in the UK (if you're in the UK)

You threw some trays outside and they germinated? That should give you a clue

Copy nature.  No heat, no messing about. Sow seed outside somewhere shady at the end of summer or as soon as they are ripe and you can get them. Gritty compost so they don't get waterlogged. Grit on top so they don't get disturbed. Some will germinate within days, some after a winter's cold will germinate on spring. Don't bury them deeply, nature doesn't.

No native UK plant EVER needs artificial heat to germinate, if it did it would die out. 

Who am I?

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 14:04






Mystery plant

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 14:06

no, not without a photo. Start with the camera icon and don't try and upload too large a photo. I reduce mine to 30%.

fragrant shrubs: plant in groups or distribute throughtout garden

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 19:48

you can plant, accepting the fact that sooner or later they won't all fit, and remove some later on. 
I'll be round to sniff the scent as I walk past your place

fragrant shrubs: plant in groups or distribute throughtout garden

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 18:49

The idea of selling some sounds good. You don't need both the winter flowering Loniceras, not much to choose between them. Either V. carlesii or x burkwoodii could go. You haven't got room for 2 of any of them unless the azaleas are small. I don't know azaleas, I've never had acid soil.

But I think with your enthusiasm you'll need more garden sooner or later

need help identifying a tree

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 18:39

people will always be better than apps

fragrant shrubs: plant in groups or distribute throughtout garden

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 18:14

I have an Eleagnus ebbingei that must be 10foot across.  more maybe

Chimonanthus, 8-10 foot

Pink Viburnum, (like Dawn), only 8 foot across since a big prune

V, burkwoodii, 8foot

Get a bigger garden

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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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