London (change)
Today 14°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 10°C


Latest posts by Berghill

free plants

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 12:16

WAs a thread on this on another Gardening site and  it was reckoned to be a Data gathering site. You might get some free plants, but also tons of junk mail and spam.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 24/06/2012 at 21:06

It is as tough as old boots. Cannot say we have ever lost one and believe me this is a COLD garden. We have had frost as late as July and as early as September. Did not lose any over the really terrible winter 2 years ago. And as for self seeding, they are worse than Cleavers.

How best to germinate aquilegia seeds?

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 20:45

Dried seeds of Aquilegia are more difficult to get to germinate than fresh ones. That is why they self seed so easily. If you do have trouble getting them to grow, then try gently rubbing the seeds between 2 pieces of fine sand paper before sowing.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 21:10

Calceolaria hybrida (amongst other names)  Tender perennials treated as half hardy annuals.

do I cut back hellebores, if so when?

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 15:06

Do you mean H. argutifolius or H. angustifolius? H angustifolius is probably H. viridis.

H. argustifolius is the one Jo4eyes refers to as 'the corsican one'. As he rightly says it may be cut down in very ealry Spring or later winter. Seed head can be removed about now, but they are short lived plants and it may be best to allow some seeds to fall, for replacement plants.

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 12:49

Invitation to View June 2012

This link works now folks.


do I cut back hellebores, if so when?

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 12:42

This advice applies only to H. x hybridus (x orientalis). If you have H. niger then you should only remove dead or dying leaves as they occur, in the ratio of one old leaf for one new one. The same aplies to almost all of the other Hellebores too.

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 10:22

Glad you enjoyed the tour.

What spare time?

Geum rivale 'Leonard's Variety'

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 10:16

Not to worry. We have about 20 different Geums, including the ones you mention and as soon as I can arrange a visit to a Garden Centre/Nursery specialising in them I will have a few more too!


Posted: 19/06/2012 at 10:12

Generally speaking, yes, they do need planting deeply. And burying the new young growth will do it no harm.  Just be careful not to damage the new shoots when backfilling the hole.

Discussions started by Berghill

Growers or Killers?

Replies: 37    Views: 856
Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 12:33

Snowdrops have started

Replies: 9    Views: 505
Last Post: 05/02/2014 at 07:54

Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

Replies: 5    Views: 429
Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 15:24

Opposite of gloating

Replies: 2    Views: 322
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 22:49

Clean trousers

Replies: 22    Views: 648
Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 11:01

Adonis amurensis

Replies: 1    Views: 338
Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 18:19


Replies: 29    Views: 1823
Last Post: 16/12/2013 at 21:56


Replies: 2    Views: 568
Last Post: 18/08/2013 at 19:37

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Replies: 20    Views: 1152
Last Post: 05/08/2013 at 23:25

Potato problem

Replies: 4    Views: 801
Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 17:03

Plant id

Replies: 11    Views: 574
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 20:47

Photo size

Replies: 7    Views: 488
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 21:44


Replies: 3    Views: 794
Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:04

A mild annoyance

Replies: 4    Views: 635
Last Post: 07/01/2013 at 17:57

Helleborus x hybridus

Replies: 3    Views: 718
Last Post: 04/01/2013 at 15:26
1 to 15 of 20 threads