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Latest posts by Berghill


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 20:43

Me too. At 350 squid plus, they need to be GOOD!

I can actually get all the bits for the Screw blade type so I may just repair that one, or at least my mechanically minded neighbour has offered to do it and since he builds aeroplane engines I think he probably can do it.


I already have an impact type and it is useless for the amount and type of material this size of garden produces.


What do other people do with 3 or 4 thousand Miscanthus x hybridus stems?


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 18:00

Bosch took over Atco a while back.


Posted: 05/12/2013 at 09:56

Asked in  few places.

Read this site


Posted: 03/12/2013 at 21:07

My Bosch 1600 electric shredder (the one with the Archimedes type screw cutting blade) has given up the ghost. They no longer make it (s...s).
Anyone use one of the turbine cutting types?


Pink Viburnum Tinus

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 20:39

If it is flowering now then it could well be V. x bodnantense Dawn.

The is V. tinus Gwenllian  which has pink buds and more pink in the flowers than straight V. tinus.

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 14:01

We just snip off a large  handful of leaves in summer and freeze them as they are for winter use.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 10:23

What a lot of work. I find I can wipe off pencil with a wet thumb. Perhaps the segs on it help though.

Cleaning plastic plant labels

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 17:35

The 2,000 labels I just bought have to be rubbed down with wire wool before any pencil lead will stick to them. Doubles the work.


Buried treasure

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 21:27

We have removed over 30 tons of 'treasure' from this garden over the last 18 years and still we find stuff being pushed up by the moles.

So how about an old push chair type pram (sans enfant), upright and buried in rubbish. Never did find the original ground level in that bit.

Best find is an old stone pig trough.


And a path made of field stones.



Weather Forecasting? Don't get me started

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 12:35

What really annoys me is when I watch  a forecast and it shows the latest Satellite picture of us with no clouds, yet outside it is raining and as black as.......wherever is very black.


Discussions started by Berghill

Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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