Latest posts by Berghill

Alpines online

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:13

As far as I am concerned Ashwoods charge twice as much as most for fairly common alpines.


Help Identifying Small Shrub Please

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:11

Definitely needs potting up or planting out. The ends of the leaves look a bit chlorotic.

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 20:35

Not sure where we bought this without going and finding the label. Best guess is a Nursery in Cheshire called Morrey's. Proper nursery selling own grown trees, shrubs and perennials at good prices, usually.

Not begun to sucker yet. Not unhappy if it does, there is plenty of room in the bed in which is resides.

Last edited: 15 March 2017 20:36:29

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:39

Well, ours is growing in fairly rich, well drained soil in a south facing part of the garden. The position was chosen because that's where we had space, not for any special needs.

Seems that it produces very nice fruit, if one has male and female versions. Not sure what ours is.

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:50

Does anyone else grow this?

It is in flower now and the scent is lovely.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 17:08

On my normal morning walk I usually stop and lean over a gate to watch the foals in the field next to the Stud. This morning a hare came out of the hedge alongside, sat down no more than 2 metres away from me and proceeded to have a good wash. We stayed in companionably silence for a good 5 minutes before it got up and ambled away. I don't think it ever cottoned on that I was there. No camera sadly and if I had moved it would have fled.

Any comments on these plants?

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 14:28

Sanguisorbas are dead easy as Obelixx says. I have about hlalf a dozen forms of S.obtusa and S. canadensis.

Phlox paniculata are a really nice border plant, usually though not always nicely scented. They do need a moister soil though, otherwise they get mildew.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 08:34

@Obelixx. No, that was Ben. Jemma, the female, now sleeps in the house from first thing until late evening.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 21:01

Just a few shots of the garden and some of our flowers today. Oh and the posturing pussy cat.

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:39

Brimstone and a Peacock butterfly for us too. and we are not in the South. They don't hang about while I come in for the camera though.

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How very frustrating.......

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