Berghill


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how does I collect seeds of my Fuchsia?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:32

Fuchsias have berries, very juicy berries, which contain the seed. You would need to collect the berries when they are soft and ripe. Spread them out on a tray to dry and then wash the flesh away from the seeds. The seeds are not very big so be careful not to wash them away.


Remember that the fancy flowered types are hybrids and so do not come true from seed.

Last edited: 07 July 2016 15:32:57

Olearia pruning

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:57

Olearia phlogopappa 'Comber's Pink'
Will this shoot from old wood? Or is it like say Lavender and only grows from fresh growth?

Plant ID please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:19

Self-heal. Prunella vulgaris. It is a common weed of lawns.

I.D please

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 16:16

That looks like Houttuynia cordata 'Chamaeleon and if it is it is an awful thug where suited. Crush a leaf and smell it. Supposed to smell 'fishy'

Apple tree problems

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 16:57

Probably the best thing to do. Shame is that one can no longer buy Copper sulphate which was as good as anything for Blackspot aka Scab without being to non-organic.

Apple tree problems

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 08:10

Snap. We do not spray either.


The leaf discolouration is one of the Blackspot things to which all plants are susceptible. I just make sure that any affected leaves are removed and got rid of, not composted.

White Forsythia

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:57

Do you mean Abeliophyllum distichum?

Gladiola bulbs being dug up

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:54

They dig large holes in borders looking for bulbs. smaller holes in the lawn looking for grubs. One dug a hole three feet across and 18 inches deep in one of my rock gardens looking for a bees nest.

Double flower Hellebores

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:42

It depends on how the flower has doubled. If it is just the number of petals which have increased and the stamen and anthers are still viable then bees can still feed from the plants. In some forms though the sexual parts have become petaloid and these are sterile so no pollen for the bees. You can only really tell by looking at the middle of a double flower. We have lots of doubles which do produce seed.

Harebells

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 20:23

The other possibility is Campanula latiloba alba.

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