Latest posts by nutcutlet

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:58

agree with Verdun re feeding. Don't.

Flowering and seeding is a plant's response to challenges, starvation, drought etc

lots of leaves is the response to an easy life with plenty to eat and drink

Plant ID

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:46

true Dove

GD you're right that the first is a geranium. The 'endressii' and 'oxonianum' mentioned by Ladybird and me are geraniums. We're were just discussing which one. 

and eschscholzia = Californian poppy

What's devoured my sunflower?

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 21:18

I'd leave that there and de-sensitise yourself wakeshine. It's just a sunflower with a bit missing. what remains will make seed for the birds

growing on my new allotment

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 21:01

It may get a lot bigger yet but 'tree' is a bit OTT.

They germinate at any time from spring and just keep growing for some weeks. The young stage is the most attractive, once they've been flowering for a while they are less colourful.

and they make millions of seeds 

growing on my new allotment

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:43

Chenopodium giganteum,  tree spinach 

Plant ID

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:36

geraniums have 5 petals

poppies have 4 but so do a lot of other flowers, need leaves

Plant ID

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:34

my guess is those asters are from mixed annuals and won't have names

Plant ID

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:32

the geranium looks like endressii or one of the x oxonianums. Or maybe just a seedling of something.

The one with the red leaves is a persicaria possibly affinis

need some leaves on the white one but might be a poppy

Yes, they're asters 

flowers for digitalis

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:02

chrysanths flower late, you might get some in autumn

flowers for digitalis

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 16:59

It's a native plant (the fancy cultivar doesn't change that) it can stand our weather. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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Have I grown too much

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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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