Latest posts by Berghill

The Bee Border

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 17:26

We have a border which is about a metre wide and 25 metres long. It has a row of fruit trees in it. In between the trees we planted things which would provide the pollinating insects with food when the fruit blossom was finished. Over the years the Geraniums have taken over and thugged out more precious plants. So the question is, if I remove all the Geraniums what could I replace them with? Nothing taller than  say a metre and  definitely well behaved.

Hello new to this

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 14:14

Personally, if as you think it is all Aubrieta and Cerastium tomentosum, I would weedkiller the lot and start again with a  clean set of rocks and plant up with less invasive and prettier things.

Last edited: 08 August 2016 14:15:04

Giant Hogweed

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:14

The Hogweed found in most hedge rows is not actually the dreaded Giant version, rather it is the native one. It gets its name from the fact that young shoots were once fed to pigs. Having said that, it can be as bad as the Giant stuff to those susceptible as Nutcutlet says. The lane on which we live is well supplied with it at present,

Weed identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:20

Top one looks like Pearlwort. If so it is a pain in the proverbial. Even the flame gun does not seem to remove it.

Fuchsia not producing any berries?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:46

Cannot say that any of ours ever produce berries.

Can anyone help identify this "berry" tree?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:45

It is an apple. If the fruit it is small then it maybe a Crab apple, but apple it is.

100 Free bulbs

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:05

Trouble with the free Allium bulbs is that it contains A ostrowskianum (farreri and other names) which is an absolute thug of the first water, almost as invasive as Muscari.

Mystery pest destroying shrubs and small trees

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:16

Or Muntjak deer.

ID help

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:54

Lysimachia punctata

Allium caeruleum

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 20:28

Mine are out in the garden and I have never bothered digging them up. They spread a bit, but they have flowered every year since being planted. The bulbs on these are normally fairly small in any case.

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Monty Don and Potting compost

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Slup pellets

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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