Berghill


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Hogweed

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:42

All members of the Apiaceae or Umbelliferae, commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, have the potential to cause photo-sensitivity in susceptible people.


Radish leaves give me a rash.

Vine weevil

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 14:07

Sedums, Geums, Heuchera,Heucherellas. Tiarella, Fuchsia. Primula. Having said that ,they usually do more damage to plants in pots rather than out in the garden.

Snowdrop bulbs

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 16:13

Soak the Snowdrops in water with a little fungicide in it (if you have any) and plant in pots rather than in the ground. That way you at least will know if they are growing.


Sadly all the Aconites on sale as bulbs are functionally dead. Buy them in the green or find someone with a patch who can let you have some freshly dug bulbs.


The cyclamen on sale as dried tubers are often difficult to get going. I would go for plants myself.


Pity you do not live near me, you could help yourself to all the above with pleasure.

Last edited: 15 August 2016 16:13:52

The Bee Border

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 17:31

A very comprehensive and useful list. Thanks.

Quince pruning

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 15:17

@Doghouse riley


The only difference between the 'edible' fruit of the true Quince and the 'unsuitable' fruit of the Chaenomeles is the way the seed is packaged inside the fruit. The taste is just the same.

Quince pruning

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 13:24

Don't forget that there are two different plants called Quince. Cydonia oblonga which is the true Quince and is a tree and Chaenomeles japonica which is more of a shrub. So the pruning regime is different. We cut back the shrubby one whenever it outgrows its allotted space when it needs doing. Still fruits well. The tree form is definitely treated like an Apple or Pear fro pruning.


And why throw the fruit away? We make a delightful preserve from it. Marmalade was originally made from Quince not oranges.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 11:39

Josta is a cross between BlackCURRANT and a gooseberry. Does make a big shrub though.

The Bee Border

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 09:00

At least they survive the onslaught of the geraniums.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 14:20

Take a short amble in August.


http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/August%20Garden%202016

Last edited: 09 August 2016 14:21:37

The Bee Border

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:10

This is the border, the right hand side of this picture. The left side is also a narrow border, but not as badly over taken by Geraniums...........yet!


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More work!

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