Berghill


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Helleborus argutifolius?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:39

Certainly does look like H. argutifolius. Bird dropping?

Quince Dilemma

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 13:04

Chaenomeles may be pruned to keep it within bounds. We have a lovely one which is tied in to a trellis and thought it is 6 feet tall, it is no more than 2 inches wide at any point. Don't get much fruit on it, but it does flower well.

Vranja is prone to suckering as well, by the way. BUT I cannot see any reason for it to damage your wall as the roots are fairly shallow and not that spreading. There are no roots coming from our Queeches Prolific Quince tree under the lawn near to it.

Another plant id

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 16:22

Top one is a Euphorbia

Plant I.D Help

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 20:50

Straight forward Galanthus nivalis.

ID Please

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:33

Cerastium tomentosum aka Snow in Summer, a right thug it is too!

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 18:06

Not taken any so far this year, but these are some from 2013

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/February%202013/doublehellebores.jpg

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:38

So effective that the one I had was dug up by one of the moles!

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 20:31

Well, I have spent a little time today (dodging showers of hail) and collected self sown, newly germinated seedlings of various ones, a yellow, a deep purple and a dark green with red spots. Did about 2 dozen of each. Tell you in a few years if they were successful, or not as the case may be.

Hydrangea quercifolia - Oakleaf hydrangea

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 09:10

We have two of them, a full sized and a dwarfer form. They are in sheltered 9ish0 positions and flower well. This is very definitely a cold garden though, we get frost very early in the winter and very late in the summer.  Our soil is basically neutral.

All the H. paniculata types are equally good. They too thrive here. Nice in that you can prune out any damaged parts in early Spring which encourages lots of new flowering shoots.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:49

Got a nice one flowering at present,  mid yellow, but instead of facing downwards they face outwards, so you can see the interior without having to lift the flowers up.

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