Latest posts by nutcutlet

Plant ID

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 10:44

it's a campanula. Probably carpatica 

A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 08:40

i hate to see climbers up dead trees, they always look like climbers up dead trees 

Plants identity

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 07:47

in my garden, yes GD. I collect wildfowers. that's by my second best rotting tree stump, a natural insect hotel

Clematis confusion

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 22:49

Mine is so tangled I wouldn't be able to cut some shoots and not others.

Most years I don't do anything

Are these aquilegia seedlings?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 22:29

Aquilegia are easy from seed. you can sow them fresh and they germinate  within weeks. Or sow as Carrie Thomas (Touchwood Aquilegias, National Collection holder) advised some years ago. Sow in a cold GH in January. no heat, they germinate about March. 

Physalis growing

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:15

It produces fruit in summer from a spring sowing, couldn't say how long in weeks. Probably depends on weather

Physalis growing

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:10

is this the physalis you eat or the perennial one with the orange seedcases, Chinese Lanterns?

Plants identity

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 21:08

That's the trouble with common names GD, Greater Celandine is not related to Lesser Celandine. The former, Paperveraceae (in the poppy family, 4 petals), the latter Ranunculaceae, (buttercups, hellebores etc).

No doubt re that one, I know it well

Hyde Hall Flower Show

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 19:10

I should go to Hyde Hall, It's a bit of a long trip but must be done. If I leave it much longer I'll be too old to drive there.

The clematis is hieracleifolia, or a cultivar of. Should be a fantastic scent

chabaud carnation: are they annual, biennial or perennial?

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 14:21

Hi  Newb, I didn't recognise the name Chabaud in relation to carnations, The species is Dianthus caryophyllus. They're perennial, maybe not long lived but not annuals. I expect they'll germinate, dianthus are easy usually. as babies you may need to protect them this winter.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Last Post: 02/10/2016 at 09:45

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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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59


for Guernsey Donkey 
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Last Post: 18/08/2016 at 15:21

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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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Last Post: 09/05/2016 at 18:55

Lonicera ID

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Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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