Berghill


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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:09

So here I go again'

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/library/May%20Garden%202014

or as a Slide show

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/May%20Garden%202014

I could even name some of the flowers........if I really tried. If not I am sure Nutcutlet can do it for me.

Secateurs open?

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:27

I have removed the closing mechanism on my secateurs so they have to be stored open. Being left handed I got sick and tired of them locking shut every time I used them. One just has to learn to be careful where one leaves them.

Alpine ID please

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:14

The yellow flowered alpine Achillea has much bigger and hairier leaves than the plant shown. However it could still be an Achillea, the test is if the leaves are scented.

 

What is this?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 21:34

Still not able to see the image.

snowberry bush

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:41

It is not going to be a quick fix, no matter what you use. I started killing the stuff 3 years ago on the road side near us, as it was obscuring the blind bend. I noticed today that they are new shoots appearing on it. I used Brushwood killer too!

Unidentified insect

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 17:37

One of the scale insects. The cotton is actually wax which makes them impervious to water. You need to use a horticultural soap to dissolve the wax and then the insecticide part can kill them. Brushing gently with soapy water also works, as does dabbing each one with methylated spirits. Depends on how many there are on the bushes.

grit

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 21:03

Very successful, but you do need to move the cuttings out as soon as they are rooted. I pot them up into a very gritty compost (peat free plus 50% crushed ceramic material). Don't forget though that I only propagate rock garden plants from cuttings.

grit

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:08

Not in the least, use which ever is successful for you. I do cuttings in pure sharp sand,no perlite, vermiculite or compost at all. Works for me.

White Primula (alpine)

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:04

Unfortunately it will not let me see the larger version of the images. But from a distance they look more like P. japonica alba.

Fungus??

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 15:23

I wouldn't, not yet.. scrape the top 2 inches off and replenish with fresh and feed with a general purpose fertiliser to see what happens.

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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Bloooo...badger

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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