Berghill


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My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:40

Very sorry to hear that. As said, the legacy she has left you will last your lifetime.

Anyone know this plant?

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 20:41

Garrya elliptica.

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Posted: 04/02/2017 at 14:48

Lovely Hellebore Fairygirl.

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Posted: 03/02/2017 at 21:08

I start in January, but that is because it take such a long time to et round them all. I noticed that Bodnant Gardens had cut theirs down a lot earlier than that. They are a lot milder than we are though. I also have just dug up a hundred or so seedlings from round some yellow flowered upright facing ones.  Good time to do that. Also planted about 50 in the wall outside the garden (road side verge which belongs to us). Mainly to get rid of the plants rather than any aesthetic considerations. Splitting plants is best done in September though. They form new roots as the soil cools down.

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Posted: 03/02/2017 at 17:43

Logan, those Hellebore leaves really could do with removal. the plant does not need them now and they are just a source of potential infection.

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Posted: 03/02/2017 at 08:50

Same stricture applies to Aconites too.The bulbs on sale are effectively dead. Major difference is the length of time it takes for Aconite seed to produce a flowering size bulb. Seed has to be fresh though.

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Posted: 02/02/2017 at 21:01

If you buy dried Galanthus bulbs from any normal outlet then they are generally dead. They really hate being dried out. They developed the bulb form to avoid shade from deciduous trees. They are what is known as 'naked' bulbs. In other words unlike say a Tulip, they do not have a coat which protects them from dessication. If you want some in your garden then buy them either 'in the green' or as potted up plants or as freshly dug bulbs (They should not be out of the ground for more than a week or so).


Our Snowdrops were here when we moved, all I have done is to spread them out over a greater area. We do have some named forms in other places though. All of them were bought as growing plants though.

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Posted: 02/02/2017 at 13:57

Last picture of mine has Aconites in it. There are some in with the other Snowdrops but not very many so not visible.

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Posted: 02/02/2017 at 11:56

Ours were good when the sun shone on them yesterday.


Hard pruning euonymus

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:02

They may be pruned as hard as you need to. Just leave some of the growth at the base of the shrubs. Now is the correct time to do it too.

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Barnardia numidica

 
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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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