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Latest posts by Berghill

Damson Crop for 2012

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 09:56

Would be nice if there were any on the trees this year.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 21:21

Even our plums are not ready until the beginning of September. I suppose it depends on where you are, in warmer climes they may well be ready sooner.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 15:13

Ours are no where near ready for picking. Normally ours would be ready the first week in Spetember at the earliest.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 12:27

Damson Chutney is dather nice too.

Anyone used this mower

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 08:48

Beds are the wrong shape for a ride on. got the machine I asked about, works really well, even picks up the cuttings when they are wet.

Concrete layer in flower bed area - what can I do?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 08:46

!2 inches of good soil would be sufficient for most herbaceous things, but probably not shrubs or trees. You might find that they dry out more quickly though, so you would need to keep an eye on that.

Our soil is so contaminated with lime mortar that we have never bothered trying to grow acid loving plants so cannot help on that score.

Anyone used this mower

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 20:44

My lawns are about 1/4 of an acre.

Concrete layer in flower bed area - what can I do?

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 17:06

Breaking up concrete with a pickaxe is very hard work. I have done it. If you can try to make a groove along the line where you want to leave the concrete in situ. Hammer and stone chisel would do it, but an angle grinder is better. Then try to get a crow bar under the edge of the bit you wish to break up and then hit the concrete with a sledge hammer. It breaks easier that way. And the groove, cut should stop it going past where you wish to retain it.

Otherwise you are into hiring a pneumatic drill. Donr that too.

Best of luck with it.

Invasive plants to avoid

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 20:43

Alchemilla alpina, erythropoda and faroensis I have grown and whilst they will spread from seed they are not as invasive as mollis.

Another real spreading thug is Allium ostrowskianum which comes in different names, like A. farreri and oreophilum. No matter what the name it is a  SPREADER.

Invasive plants to avoid

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 16:43

Now Alstromeiria do not survive in our garden, too cold we think.

Another set of plants to plant with caution are any of the perennial Helianthus. They can spread widely if suited.

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