Berghill


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Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:59

Got dreadfully bored with it after 20 minutes and turned off and read a book instead.

Potting on Auricula's

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:51

To a certain extent it depends on what you are going to do with the plants after potting on. If they  have a really good root system and there is no where for the roots to extend to in their present situation, then you are better potting them up as long as you then keep the pots protected over winter. They may not make a lot of new roots from now on, so you would need to keep an eye on the watering to avoid them sitting in damp compost.

I have some cyclemen bulbs will they grow now? :)

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:24

Not really, unless the packing material was still damp.

Try soaking the corms in warm water overnight before planting, that sometimes help.

mystery red bugs

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 08:36

Just to add, the larva do not eat the roots, they live on the leaves. Also the adults overwinter inside the scales of the bulbs. So if you have occasion to dig up the dormant bulbs, it is worth looking closely for the beetles.

Please be careful with Provado, it does kill bees.

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:47

Yep, Sedum spectabile

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 11:21

Hoya of some description.

Has anyone grown Cornutas AKA(horned pansy )

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:57

Viola cornuta minor alba is a seed weed in this garden. I spend my life pulling it out of the paths. Shame as it is a nice little plant. Did grow one with speckled pale blue flowers, but the snails kept on eating it to nothing so it eventually gave up.

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:29

Pruning is dead easy, just cut the stems off just above a pair of leaves or a bud,if no leave l visible. Sounds brutal, but Clematis can  and do grow well over 12 feet long new stems over Summer, if well fed of course.

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:49

Our soil is very well drained peaty silt which may be why they enjoy it.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:46

I was once stopped in the street by a very pretty teenage girl, trying to talk to me about Religion. I said that I could never join any sect which encouraged young girls to accost  male strangers in the street. Funny, they stopped doing it after that!

There did used to be a few 'tiff's take place on the old Beeb site. Remember the Hedgehog row? And the Lady who responded pretending to be her solicitor?

Ah, those were the days.

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More work!

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