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Latest posts by Berghill

tree-with-red-seed-case-and-orange-seed

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:40

Trouble is that all the Euonymus have very simlar 'berries', even E japonica, when that manages to fruit.

tree-with-red-seed-case-and-orange-seed

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:00

There is also E planipes which I have just acquired as a seedling so no fruit yet, E. phellomanus which is very nice and E hamiltonianus in various forms. Got both of those but no pictures.

nightmare-weeds

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:09

The aurantiacum can only be got rid of by using a translocatable weed killer.  In the lawn or grassed area, use Verdone or something suitable for killing broadleaf weeds. BUT, be prepared for a long haul, it is awful stuff!

And I too do not dislike the smell of Herb Robert.

difference-in-bulb-sizes

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:50

About to do the same removal job on Allium cernuum and Allium roseum and Allium saxatile, all of which have strayed from their allotted sppces. I have another one but the name escapes me, yellow under normal circumstances (not moly) but I have found gold, orange, red, white, very pale yellow and until the seedlings flower it is impossible to know what colour they are. I will keep the different coloured ones.

Now if Allium wallichianum was as easy to get to flowering size I would be happy. Or even happier with A. plummerae  seed.

difference-in-bulb-sizes

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:52

Be careful what you wish for! I have just removed three compost sacks full of Allium ostrowskianum aka farreri and other names too. It is the small purple one which often comes in the packs of mixed small Alliums.

All Alliums of the common types (common as in easily obtained) have the potential to be seed weeds if you are not careful. I have a huge bank of Allium karatviense Ivory Queen, all from self sown seeds.

If only some of the Californain ones would seed like that!

Oh and many of the Alliums sold as Gladiator are not what they claim to be. Still nice tall purple/blue things though.

compost-friendly-for-wildlife

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 12:37

Agree completely. After all the professional Council recycling compost makers do not add anything to their heaps. They just keep them watered and turned, every day.

identification-

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 18:02

Sadly the link does not work.

plant-identification

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 22:11

Arum maculatum if it is the most common native one. Or if it has variegated leaves then possibly Arum italicum.

Lords and Ladies, cuckoo Pint and 50 odd names too!

need-a-similar-but-bigger-plan-to-pinus-mugo-minikin-dwarf-mountain-pine

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 15:30

Certainly Pinus mugo would  not take the sort of hammering a football would give and, the small versions of it a slow growing. That  actually is the whole point of them

Another tough old shrub is Lonicera nitida, in various forms. Ours is kept as a 1 metre high hedge and it needs trimming only once a year.

oxalis

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 08:38

My Flame gun is very satisfying to use on it too!

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