Latest posts by Berghill

Can you identify this?

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 17:36

I wonder if that is a damaged flower as it should have three petals if it is Tradescantia (I think that is what it is as Ladybird surmises).


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 16:47

Did you feed them at all? I start feeding mine with half strength Maxicrop at the end of February, every 2 weeks or so. They live in a cold greenhouse over winter and are moved to the Theatre when they begin to flower.

Purple plant id please

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 16:44

I have been spraying Roundup on a patch of this for 10 years and still it comes up. It definitely spreads.

Self seeded plant ID help please :)

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 20:58

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Prune Mahonia

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 20:57

Bodnant Gardens cut their Mahonias down to about 12 inches tall a few years back. They are now back up to their original height and were flowering beautifully. Ours were cut down by a very cold winter some time back, to ground level even, and they regrew, so no problem in pruning.

Shrub id

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 20:44

Certainly looks like it, Thanks. Neither of us remember buying it though.

Shrub id

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 18:01

Anyone put a name to this large shrub/small tree.

The flowers are tiny, lilac like, but not in  panicles like Lilac. Scented too.


Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 17:54

So I am going in for a medical procedure and will not be able to do much gardening for a few weeks afterwards. I took these to see how the place will take to being less cared for.

or as a Slide show


Posted: 05/05/2017 at 17:50

And/or have a look under it for an attack of the dreaded vine weevil. They lurve Geums.

Cyclamen seedlings - what next please ?

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 11:37

I do not normally prick out the seedlings until the corm is about half and inch across.

Discussions started by Berghill

Urgent -re Damsons

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Pheasant damage

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Two shrubs for id

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A Few May Flowers

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Liverwort on seed pots

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Shrub id

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Barnardia numidica

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Oemleria cerasiformis

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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

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The mole hole to end all moleholes

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Olearia pruning

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Alpines for All

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Slup pellets

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