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Latest posts by Berghill

lost its leading shoot

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 19:54

By the way it is almost certainly Fraxinus excelsior Jaspidea. It is grafted and the seeds grow as ordinary Ash and it is going to get the Ash fungus if it comes to your area.

Panicum virgatum 'Hanse Herms' German speaker needed

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 12:52

Grasses really are best split and repotted in early Spring. The roots are now going dormant so the plant will sit and do nothing over winter. If ket too wet then it will rot.


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:39


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:44

I mentioned the stamen as those of Crocus and Colchicum are very different, so very useful in telling them apart. They are different genus.

plant invasion

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:43

Or, worse case scenario, it could even be Dry rot. That produces long white filaments which spread everywhere.


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 10:48

Look inside the flower at the stamen. Are they just single pollen covered pointed things, 6 in number or are they more like feathers?


There is an Autumn flowering Crocus called The Conqueror.


Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:17

My wife is the best all round weeder I know!

Where to buy multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:46

You could alsways buy a single stem one and turn it into a multi stem, if you are prepared to wait a while We have a multi-stemmed Silver Birch. To buy it was over £100 at the time, so I got single baby one and once it was established, I prune off the stem forcing it to grow from the base. I rubbed out all but 4 of the new shoots and now we have a nice plant.

clean garden

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 15:44

The Cleamtis was C. fargesii Summer Snow. It covered a trellis 24 feet long. This is a Viticella type so normally it would be cut to the ground in February, but I needed to mend the trellis.

Did some  more cutting down today ably assisted by our neighbours cat. My two were fast asleep in the house of course.

clean garden

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:24

Hope your bulbs are still there. I planted 300 crocus last week, the following morning every one had been dug up and eaten. Mice or possibly pheasants.

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