Berghill


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Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:21

Never managed to keep them alive long enough to see them flower like that.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:05

I can PM you the answers, which of course you would not need.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:02

How about this one?

A Flower Quiz

 

The numbers is the letters in the answer Each is a common flower name.

 1. It is the best policy.                                      (7)

2.  Found in an  orchestra                                (5)

3.  Not the Belle of the Ball!                               (10)

 4.  Imitation stone                                             (8.)

 5.. Regal Drinking Vessel!                                 (4,3)

 6.  Goodfellow needs a new suit                         (6,5)

 7.  Sounds like a lot of sheep                             (5)

 8.  Mean one upset                                            (7)

 9.  The Wise King's fastening                             (8,4)

 10. Romance in the foggy foggy dew                  (4, 2,1,4)

 11. Fashionable beast                                        (9)

 12. Bovine accident                                           (7)

 13. Looks good on a tandem                              (5)

 14. Blasted old prime minister                             (5)

 15. A romantic French Revolution man                (7,9)

 16. Harlequin's partner   (9)

17. Regret in the garden                                    (3)

 18. Unseasonable weather                                 (4,2,6)

 19. Eastern lights                                              (7,8,)

 20. Christmas Wine                                          (9)

 21. One way of making money                           (4)

 22. Fairy shellfish                                              (10)

 23. A demure young lady                                   (8.)

 24. Always remembered                                     (6,2,3)

 25. Worn over a tonsure                                    (9)

 26. Auto therapy                                                (8.)

 27. Our over worked Queen                                (4,6,)

 28. The result of trying to boil ale                         (7)

 29. Sound in a Cathedral                                    (10, 5)

 30. The flower of your eye!                                  (4)

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:57

Would be interesting to see an image of the plants.

Hellebores

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 13:56

Yes, Hellebores are poisonous, if you are silly enough to try eating them, but the poison cannot transfer to a plant pot, even a porous one. And generally speaking, if you are going to re-use the plant pot then you would probably wash it in any case.

Rest easy. And better safe than sorry.

peony

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 14:28

A bit, but cold weather will stop it and it should come to no harm.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 10:31

We never actually got any berries on our D J.P. Flowered beautifully, but never a sign of fruit. The suckers do come up a distance from the mother plant, where the roots may have been damaged is the usual place.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:48

D.J.P. also will sucker quite nicely and the suckers may be carefully removed as a new plant. That is how we got the replacement for the one which was killed by the bad Winter a few years back.

D. mezureum can actually become a bit of a seed weed where suited. D. tangutica is a bit less prone to self seeding, sadly as is D. alpina.

Not got any others which produce berries to try.

The seed needs cold stratification to germinate by the way.

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 17:39

Had this for nearly 20 years now and never seen a flower on it/ Friends have a clump in their garden which flowers once in a blue moon. Not the easiest of bulbs to get to flower.

Hellebores

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:30

No. Cannot see how it would be either.

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