Berghill


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Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:58

That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:56

Charlemagne passed a law making in compulsory to have Sempervivums on the roof.

I think the drunken husband thing was a Sedum aka Welcome home husband be ye never so  drunk (or something like that).

There are about 1200 named Semps in the National Collection (Fir Croft Nursery, Calver,derbys).

Plant identifying

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:11

Without standing on my head to look properly I would guess Physostegia virginiana. But that is a real guess.

New Rockery

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:08

The soil will definitely sink as the material rots down and compacts. Also  most alpines do not like that rich a soil,so they would either grow out of character or die.

Virus

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 20:44

Just remember that MB is a short term freeby and if you want it to remain on your machine and working, you have to buy the full program.

I keep Spybot on and that clears most things out. I also have a background program called Scotty from WinPatrol (Google it for the Website). This prevents anything from altering your computer without your permission.

Gooseberry american mildew

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 20:19

Picture of the problem would help. Diseases and fungus which attack Gooseberries would not attack Damsons.

Virus

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:25

Don't just use Spybot to remove Win32, you need to do more than that. We had this and Spybot claimed to have removed it, but when I ran it again, there it was.

Google it and follow the instructions on Malaware site.

Tiny Holes in My Spuds

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:23

Most likely is keel slug damage followed by wireworm,using the entry made by the slug.

Almost impossible to get rid of. Our neighbour farmer has stopped growing potatoes commercially because of these underground dwelling pests.

Dig over and leave the soil exposed and hope the birds etc. eat the pests.

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:38

There is a case for actually placing this plant on the Banned list (like Japanese knotweed and Balsam). It is an awful thug.

Once saw someone coming out of a Garden Centre with three of them! Heaven help their neighbours.

Allium yellow star - do we cut the foliage?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:31

Once it has started to wither then it is ok to remove the leaves. I also take off the flower heads as they seed everywhere.

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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