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Latest posts by Berghill

John Wayne is big leggy!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:40

Pruning after the Catkins have finished is exaclty the right time to do it.

Succulents advise

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 13:39

I assume that water does not collect in the old sandpit? And what kind of sand is in it?

If it made good sand castles then it may not be much use for growing anything in. Soft sand (good castle making stuff) twends to stick together in lumps. Sharp sand is what you need for drainage.


So exciting!

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 10:47

You will be amazed at how quickly things colonise your pond. We had a large water beetle arrive while we were watching the last few drops of rain fill ours.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:50

And some in the garden

 Aster ericoides horizontalis

 Gypsophila tenuifolia

 Allium thunbergii album

 Allium thunbergii

 Anemone japonica Honorine de Joubert

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:47

Still a lot of colour about too.

These are in the Alpine house

 Campanula fragilis

 Oxalis perdicaria Maloborba

 Oxalis perdicaria Cetrino

 Oxalis Anne Christie

 Oxalis hirta

Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:42


Linseed is different from flaxseed grown for fibres

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:42

Linum usitatissimum is the one used to produce Linseed oil.

As far as I can find out, this is also the one used to produce the fibres used to make Linen.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:29

 Shade House

 Tunnel right

 Tunnel left.

Hope they all survive the Winter.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:27

All the frames (and we have a 30 foot long run of them) are full of baby plants, the Tunnel is full of baby plants, the shade house is full of plants, her greenhouse is full of seedlings and the Cuttings frame is packed with not ready to plant up baby plants. I think I might have gone a tad over the top this year.

 The greenhouse

 A frame

 A frame

 Cuttings frame

 More full frames



Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:23

If you can, then get rid. We have taken over 30 tons of  rubbish like this from the garden (and yes I do mean 30).

However, many of our grass paths still have a thick layer of broken brick etc. underneath them. You cannot put a fork in , in a lot of places without hearing the dread, 'Clunk' as you hit something solid.

Also there is a largish area, covered now in Bamboo, where there is a layer of about 18 inches of top soil over a solidish concrete surface. The Bamboo may now have put its roots through cracks and in to the whatever is underneath.


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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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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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