Berghill


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Mystery allotment plant

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:35

Sorry, no image showing.

ID please

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:27

Could be one of the Pittosporums?

Help: himalayan firetail

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 10:26

There is a Persicaria 'Firetal' Is that what is meant?

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:35

Sorted, Edd.

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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:44

Well, I have just added a marker for where I am, no trouble.

Clementis Pruning

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 14:07

If it flowers at that time with yellow flowers then it is likely to be C. tangutica or one of its forms, like C. Bill McKenzie. There are a fair number of named ones. However all of them are pruned the same way. They are in Group 3 for pruning, if you want to check it out. Otherwise start at the base of the stems and look for the first pair of healthy buds and cut off everything above them. Brutal, but it flowers on new wood and you are encouraging it to produce new growth. We do ours starting about now when the buds are easy to see developing.

Snowdrop question

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 08:55

Actually, if they are freshly dug up bulbs then current thinking is that this is the best time to move and replant. Don't leave  it too long though, as Nut says, they really resent being dried out.

Can anyone identify this weed?

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 17:42

Try putting Glyphosate on it for 6 years and waiting to see if it re-grows in Spring. That's what I have been doing with one patch.

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 16:28

Back on again. Not my back now, but it is pitch black out there, blowing a gale and raining. Even I cannot find the whatever to go and garden in this. The wood burner is lit, the Central Heating boiler has been serviced, there is a Brunswick Stew on the cooker,so  I am resting on my laurels. (Never heard it called that before, but it is definitely being rested on!).

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:41

I joined the old Beeb site early in 2002 when there were less than 200 people posting on it. Sadly most of the originals have disappeared into the ether (or Faceache).

These days I come and read this stuff when I have to stop gardening. My back is so bad now that I cannot stand up for more than 30 minutes. This gives me something to do while the pain subsides, then I can go back out there again.

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