Berghill


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crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:43

It will reduce the crocus's chance of flowering the second year. It needs the leaves to die down naturally to feed the corm for the next season. You may just about get away with it if you wait 6 weeks between the flowers dying off and cutting the grass. Remember that you also cannot use a weed and feed on the lawn either.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:01

Lifting a turf like that was the way I was taught to plant them, hundreds of years ago. Helps if you loosen the soil under the turf a little when you drop the corms in.

Helibore leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:47

Wrong time of year to be flowering really. If the base of the plant is healthy then you can remove the leaves. They have finished their job. Usually removed in January/February, but no harm in doing it early. Then give the plant a half strength feed of Maixcrop.or Baby Bio.

Yes, Prime Minister

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 21:00

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

Yes, Prime Minister

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 17:44

Lucky you,Frank, where I lived only 5 percent of boys could go to the local Grammar school as that was all the room there was in it. The rest of us had to go to Secondary Moderns. Fortunately all of those in the town encouraged us to stay on and take O levels and A' levels and actually did better than the Grammar school.


You could actually get a Bursary for uniforms.

Fungus identification and solution

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 08:51

Another thought. Root aphids can look like white fungus on the roots and their waxy covering is white and does come to the surface if the soil is disturbed.

first apple harvest!

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 17:49

I would eat them now. The damage is where they will begin to decay. They may last a while but eventually they will go.


I have just picked 100 kilos oj Ashmead's Kernel. They now need sorting into keepers and chuckers. The trouble; is there as more on the tree than I have picked, but no where to keep that many and no use for them either. Sad.

Help, what is this alien?

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 08:56

Pear rust.


It needs a Juniper to complete its life cycle so there must be one somewhere nearby. Remove the juniper if you can.


Lots of other advice on the RHS site.

Late-summer apples?

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 16:21

We have Ashmead's Kernel which is just about ready here in North Shropshire. Also Court Pendu Plat which is a later flowering variety too.

Creating a rock garden

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:04

Agree. Sorry was called away before I carried on with answering this.

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