Berghill


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What is this flower

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:42

Hibiscus trionum, Flower of an hour. An annual sadly.

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:19

Plum. We get dozens of them as our hedges are either Damson, Wild plum or Sloe,

You can put Lawn weed killer on them without killing the main tree. We often have resorted to this. We had to remove a Greengage from the middle of the lawn 3 years ago (it fell down in one of the gales) and there are still suckers coming up from it now.

beech

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:04

And mature trees shed gillions of seeds which grow into new trees

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:02

And know most of the Nursery people too!. When you go to them year in, year out and buy plants and talk plants to the stall holders, they tend to remember one.

 

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:16

There is one at Dearnford Lake near Whitchurch on Sunday 3rd August.

All the Nurseries are worth looking at, good prices usually and good plants.

We go to as many of these as we can, don't always buy anything, but that's 'cos the garden is full.

 

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 20:25

We transplanted some 50 year old roses from my Uncle's garden down to my parents place(more years ago than I care to think about). The rootstock on them was huge and we had to remove almost all the fibrous roots when we did it. They survived and grew.  It was done when they were dormant I hasten to add, so it can be done, even with old well established plants.

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:05

And remember to mention to the prospective buyers that  (if the roses are still in the ground when they view or agree to buy) they are not included in the sale. Potted plants are o.k.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 08:26

It is one of the few weed seeds which will go through the heat produced in Council compost making operations. So you think you are being conservation minded by using non-peat compost and you get this nuisance (being polite here) coming up in your newly potted plants.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:58

That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

alpines type wot to do please

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 17:56

Charlemagne passed a law making in compulsory to have Sempervivums on the roof.

I think the drunken husband thing was a Sedum aka Welcome home husband be ye never so  drunk (or something like that).

There are about 1200 named Semps in the National Collection (Fir Croft Nursery, Calver,derbys).

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