Latest posts by Berghill

Geum - taking cuttings

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:37

As long as the soil is kept moist then they should be  all right straight into the garden. Unless of course it is like ours and they get lost in the weeds.

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 15:22

Anemone japonica

help identifying problem

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:56


help identifying problem

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 18:56

That looks like a bad case of Viburnum beetle attack on a V.tinus. Difficult to treat. All you can do is spray with a suitable insecticide, underside of the leaves too and hope.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 14:05

There are advantages to being unemployable, even if the money is lousy. I was forced to retire at 48 due to ill health (Stop work or be dead in 12 months is what both my Doctor and a Specialist said).

So today, I have been mostly picking fruit, splitting and potting up various Herbaceous plants, playing on here and writing a bit more of a story I am working on.

Hope everyone else's day goes as well as possible for them.

Not what it looks like

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:18

That is definitely a Phytolacca and it is the spitting image of the one I have which came as esculenta.

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:17

Shop around for Anemone nemorosa, you can buy them like Snowdrops by the 100 from various places.

They do very well from roots (not bulbs) They look like thin brown sticks.

Not what it looks like

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:18

It could be P. esculenta which is the other one most commonly met with in Britain.

Talkback: How to make a rock garden in a trough

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:04

Modern thinking is that one should not put a layer of drainage material in the bottom of a  trough like I have done in the past. It just adds a layer of wet material for the roots of plants to go into and rot.

Anemone nemorosa (wood anemone)

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 08:56

Like all members of that family, the seed has a very short life span. I am not sure that bought seed is going to be viable. Really what you need is fresh seeds from an existing plant. Even then the seed is best taken when still green and sown fresh and left to the weather. Keep moist over Summer and they usually germinate in Spring. Though mine often germinate within days of sowing.

From fresh seed like that they are very easy. Bit harder to keep them growing on to flowering size though, especially through a hot Summer.


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