Berghill


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I have some cyclemen bulbs will they grow now? :)

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:24

Not really, unless the packing material was still damp.

Try soaking the corms in warm water overnight before planting, that sometimes help.

mystery red bugs

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:36

Just to add, the larva do not eat the roots, they live on the leaves. Also the adults overwinter inside the scales of the bulbs. So if you have occasion to dig up the dormant bulbs, it is worth looking closely for the beetles.

Please be careful with Provado, it does kill bees.

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:47

Yep, Sedum spectabile

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:21

Hoya of some description.

Has anyone grown Cornutas AKA(horned pansy )

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:57

Viola cornuta minor alba is a seed weed in this garden. I spend my life pulling it out of the paths. Shame as it is a nice little plant. Did grow one with speckled pale blue flowers, but the snails kept on eating it to nothing so it eventually gave up.

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:29

Pruning is dead easy, just cut the stems off just above a pair of leaves or a bud,if no leave l visible. Sounds brutal, but Clematis can  and do grow well over 12 feet long new stems over Summer, if well fed of course.

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:49

Our soil is very well drained peaty silt which may be why they enjoy it.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:46

I was once stopped in the street by a very pretty teenage girl, trying to talk to me about Religion. I said that I could never join any sect which encouraged young girls to accost  male strangers in the street. Funny, they stopped doing it after that!

There did used to be a few 'tiff's take place on the old Beeb site. Remember the Hedgehog row? And the Lady who responded pretending to be her solicitor?

Ah, those were the days.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:13

I belong to a few Gardening sites and they are all as friendly as this one. Must be something to do with  the type of people who garden.

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:10

Now Hesperantha coccinea. If it likes your garden, as it does ours. it will spread like wild fire. We have had all the available colours over the years, but they seem to revert to red (or they self seed and the red form is more robust and kills off the others). They grow from corms by the way.

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