Latest posts by Berghill

Honeysuckle - Mould

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 17:42

Mildew is associated with dryness at the roots. You may need to pour a few dozen gallons of water on the plant during dry periods.

Stipa gigantica

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 17:40

Sadly Grasses definitely do not like being moved now. Spring is the optimum time. If you can get the plant out with all its roots intact in a big ball of soil, it might be ok, but it will not make new roots at this time of year.


Posted: 03/09/2017 at 13:35

They do not take all that long from seed. I have them in flower now from seed sown 3 years ago.

I keep mine in the poly tunnel over winter with no water at all. Watering begins when the bulb begins to sprout in Spring.

Composting fallen apples

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:04

If the apples have fallen because they are infected with Codlin moth larva then you should remove them asap. The larva will exit the apple,pupate and the moth will them emerge to infect the tree again. I don't leave any fallen fruit around our trees for that reason.

Composting fallen apples

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 20:52

No idea if one should or should not, but I always do. You do need to watch out for wasps though, if your compost system is an open one.


Posted: 02/09/2017 at 12:14

Do that and you will be cutting off the flowers. Wait until the flowers have finished.

Ornamental cabbages

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 11:43

C. They are incredibly bitter.

Quinces from chaenomeles

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:46

We make a very acceptable preserve with them. Marmalade was originally made from true Quince by the way.

Wood lice

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 15:28

They like dark damp places. so remove as many of their hiding places as you can.

Generally they do not do much damage except when they are in large numbers and have exhausted their usual dead and decaying food. In strawbs and potatoes they follow up damage done by other things.

I moved some things on the compost heap this morning and the surface was alive with them. Thousands of them, all busy turning the material we put on the heap into nice compost.

Worst case, you could always collect them up and fry gently in butter. They are after all related to shrimps.

Last edited: 29 August 2017 15:30:35

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