Berghill


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Something's been eating my bulbs

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:24

Squirrel or mice. They are the usual culprits. Try putting wire mesh across the top of the pots,just below soil level, so you cannot see it.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 12:12

A bit bleak at the moment, but there are a few things in flower.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/March%202015

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:22

Sadly the rest of the flowers were eaten off by a mollusc.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:51

Wisehedgecrone. I have sent you a PM.

Feeding Spring Bulbs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:52

Recommendation is to feed them once they have finished flowering with a half strength low nitrogen feed, something like Tomorite. 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 12:36

Seeds of A. nemorosa can only really be got from someone who has them growing in their garden. Bought packeted seeds are dead.

 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:45

Again, Anemone nemorosa is easy from green seed, sown fresh.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:11

There are such things as root aphids. these are the same as the ones found on leaves etc, but they live in the soil and feed off the roots. Usually when you remove a plant from its pot the soil appears to be covered in fine white filaments. These aphids cover themselves in a wax like material which makes them waterproof (useful if you live in the soil). Sadly the only way to remove them is with a systemic insecticide.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 08:33

Aconites are deciduous woodland plants. They like a well drained soil full of leaf mould in semi-shade. Once they have finished they go dormant under the leaf cover of trees. The tree roots then remove any excess moisture from the soil so the bulbs are not sitting in wet soil.

As I think I have posted before, the seeds need to be taken off when still green and sown straight away.

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