Latest posts by Berghill


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 13:46

Alchemilla alpina is as big a thug as Alchemilla mollis. I spend hours taking seedlings out of the rock garden. Be warned.


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 08:54

Can vouch for Robert Potterton's plants and service too.

If you need help on Alpines the Scottish Rock Garden Club site is far easier to use than the AGS one. Sad, but true.


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:37

Pity you are not near me, you could have dozens for nothing. They self seed in my Alpine house like crazy. Cannot send them through the post, they have begun to grow now.


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 18:00

There are also some Summer blubs just beginning. Acis autumnale for one. Tiny delicate white flowers with a pink base to the flowers. There are also Alliums out, but they can be very invasive.

Would have answered earlier but I had to go and look at the garden and then began weeding!


Posted: 22/07/2017 at 17:51

Flowering now in my alpine area.

Penstemon pinifolius and P.p.Mersea Yellow

Sedum spurium Dragons Blood but lots of other colours too.

Silene repandum.

Erodium variious named forms

Solidago minima

Potentilla x tonguei

Sempervivum for leaf colour.

Scabiosa graminifolia.

Pterocephalus perennis

Gypsophila whose name escapes me.

That enough?

Last edited: 22 July 2017 17:58:09

Redcurrants not ripening.

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:10

Our Redcurrants here have been picked and processed. Sounds like yours are definitely not what they claim to be. Redcurrants start off green and then turn red. I don't think they are ever white.

clematis disease ?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 17:56

Drought or damage to the stem. Clematis wilt starts at the bottom of the plant and works up. Drought starts at the top and works down.

I would look for something having eaten the stem somewhere.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:43

Looks like Paulonia to me. If it is then yes it will flower..................when it reaches about 50 feet tall.

We keep ours severely pollarded just for the huge leaves.

Blue Slate on soil - no membrane

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 20:57

This is a Rock garden covered in slate.

There are bulbs in there which will push the slate aside. There are also plants which eventually will spread, with any luck.

who knew?

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 17:46

Blame DNA testing. Plants which were lumped together as being related because they looked similar are now being found to not be related after all. That means that the old name is no longer valid in Botanical terms that is. According to Botanists you cannot call a Rose a Rose if it is not a Rose.

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