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Latest posts by Berghill

evergreen climber

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 16:51

Try Lonicera alseusomoides, heck of a mouthful,  but tough as they come and Bees absolutely adore it.

Tree Peony from seed

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 15:38

I have and it takes  about 4  to 5 years before they are ig enough to flower.

Poisonous plant

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 16:55

Nor me. Just make sure you go down deep enough to get all the bulbs out. As far as poisonous gooes, it maybe, but there have been no reported deaths from it for a very very long time.

Silene and Phlox roots

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 12:54

For various reasons. like bad backs, bad knees,bad weather and such like, one area of one of our rock gardens has been swamped by Silene maritima and Phlox Oakington Blue eyes (and this is an area of about 15 sq metres). So now I am slightly fit I was in the  process of clearing it, but I was wondering if the roots of either of these are' persistent'?  Dandelion roots are persistent, but Creeping buttercups are not (as long as you remove all the growing points).

Anyone any experience of clearing these plants out?

To raspberry or not to raspberry?

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 21:29

Out of interest what was the manure you used? Was it horse? In which case it may have had aminopyralid weedkiller in it. That kills many plants. Just a thunk!

Depressed apple tree owner - needs help...

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 09:27

And the black spots on the leaves and fruit is Apple Scab, been a bad year for that too, cool and damp. All you can do if it recurs is to spray with a fungicide according to the info on the packet. I use Copper sulphate, but that is being taken off the market.

Michauxia tchihatchewii/ catherine wheel

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 17:07

I grew it once, but failed to collect seeds. It is a biennial or very short lived perennial and hardy( supposedly) to about -12c. Long long time ago though so not up to date info.

Clematis Paniculata

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 16:51

True C. paniculata is a New Zealand plant which flowers in Spring and is in Group 1 for pruning. Half hardy and slow to establish.

The C. paniculata sold by these outlets is more likely to be  C. terniflora which comes from the Far East and flowers in Autumn and is a Group 3  pruner.

Hope that clarifies it for you.

Plant id

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 21:03

Proper name is Phytolacca american and those berries are poisonous.

Talkback: Alpine plants - make an alpine trough

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 12:33

You do not need coir fibre, you can use peat or non-peat compost, just as effectivwe and cheaper.

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