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Latest posts by Berghill

Last years potatoes in May

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:31

Hope one can eat them as we are still eating our way through the last sack of Second earlies from last year.

Need help identifying

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:29


Need help identifying

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:28

Looks very much like one of the Viburnums, but without a close up of the leaves it is a bit hard to go any further.


Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:26

Simple rule about Clematis pruning. Flower before June, don't prune.

So, to modify it, after flowering remove any damaged, unwanted shoots, dead bits and finished flowers.

Post a picture on a Forum and somwone will be able to id it for you I am sure.

Lets Go To War!

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 15:19


stoney soil

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 10:30

We have been raking off gravel (naturally occurring stuff) from our Veg patches for 16 years and still it comes to the surface.

Except for tap rooted Veg it is not a problem and in many ways it is useful. Believe it or not whilst it is recommended to add gravel to help drainage, it also acts as a moisture reservoire, if the gravel is irregular in shape. Every piece of gravel has a thin film of water around it and the more surfaces it has the bigger the amount of water covering it. Plant roots soon find it which is why you often se gravel stuck to roots.

stoney soil

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:30

Should present no problems for most things, Carrots and parsnips may need to be grown in areas where there is no gravel though.


Posted: 12/05/2012 at 10:15

They are also hungry plants, so it might be worth feeding them with some Tomato fertiliser until after the flowering season, then switching to a gerneral purpose one.

Help Plant Ident

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 21:28

Thanks Figrat, you have helped me remember the name of a plant we bought many years ago and lost the label.

Molopospermum peloponnesiacum. Mouthful ain't it?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 13:09

 Anyone put a name to this newly hatched butterfly?

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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

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