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Latest posts by Berghill

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:31

Actually I had forgotten about this one. Clematis My Angel, it is coming up everywhere despite every stem and sign of it being treated with Weed kiiler.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 15:34

Exactly. My garden is big and we bought it for that reason. Our previous garden was 70 feet by 30 feet and we treated it differently. Everybodies patch is their own, to create their own little bit of heaven. Everyone has a different idea of heaven.

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 12:43

The Agent was a gardener I must add and then he spoiled it all by saying that we would stand a better chance of selling if we had left it as a field for horses.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:42

Take a walk in our patch as it was the other day.

or as a slideshow

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 10:38

Hard work would describe ours. Just under an acre and FULL. The Estate Agent came and values the house for us when we were considering moving, then went round the garden and added £20,000 for the plants.


herbicide concentration?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:18

I'll say. Aminotriazole is banned for use anywhere near food crops as it is a known carcinogenic agent.

Atrazine is known to cause Heart problems if it gets into Drinking water.

Get rid safely!

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 11:04

It has indeed been veryinteresting. I think you need to change the way you water and feed with Non-peat. It does not retain moisture anywhere near as well as peat and consequently it loses nutrients much more quickly.

I confess when making up my potting compost for sales plants, I add about a third of peat based stuff to the peat free before adding grit (my stuff is mainly alpines) and then the slow release granules. It seems to work well.

What do you do with Allium Bulbils

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 21:17

The lily is Lilium lanceolatum,used to be L. tigrinum.


weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 17:49

The only thing I would add is that IF there was any residual weedkiller in the peat free compost then a. There would be screams from the gardeners who suffered and b. from the professional who are being forced into using it by the RHS who insist on it for any plants sold under their aegis.

I have only ever used the one kind and so far I have never seen any problems with my plants growing in it. Indeed I have more trouble with peat based stuff these days, that is full of rubbish and lumps and such like.

What do you do with Allium Bulbils

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 17:41

Unusual for this type of Allium, but not for the genus as a while. Wait until the flower has finished then collect these bulbils and sow them in ordinary compost and let them grow on. They do not need any heat over winter and should begin to show  about the same time as the large bulbs. They take a few years to reach flowering size.

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