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Latest posts by Berghill

cow parsley and hogweed

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 08:52

It is called Hogweed by the way as the young stems were picked to feed to pigs. We have the red stemmed form as well as the green one. As you say, it is a flipping nuisance to get rid of and it grows so big and fast too.

cow parsley and hogweed

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 21:18

On Cow parsely which is biennial, probably. The Hog weed is likely to act like a dandelion and regenerate from any bit of root left in the ground. I paint the leaves of it with weed killer.

Plant ID

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:03

Unless of course it is Phlox douglasii!

That new roundup gel

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 21:21

There is some evidence emerging that it is not as inactivated in the soil as Monsanto claim. The answer to that is simple, don't waste it by spraying it on the soil.

bees living in my veg patch

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 20:45

Mining bees, do exactly that. they dig out a chamber and lay an egg and raise one offspring in that chamber. We have hundreds of them in the garden and very welcome they are too, even i it does mean we have to hand weed the cobbled paths as they nest in between the cobbles.

Frequemtly asked question at this time of year is about the tiny mounds of soil people find in their lawns. Not worms as sometime suggested, but these mining bees.

Plant crates

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 17:32

We used to buy them From Gordon Rigg's near Todmorden, but never seen them on sale anywhere else.

Can we talk about viburnums?

Posted: 25/05/2013 at 12:27

Sorry, did not see this. We have all three. V. Mohak is probably the best of them, though V x juddii is a close second. Mohawk starts of with red buds, opens pink and then fades to white. The scent is fantastic.

Juddii is equally scented, but pure white and not as free flowering.


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 08:54

Not from that place...........They wanted £9.99 for a plant I bought elsewhere for £4.50 and they were selling at £6.99 plants I have just spent hours digging out and composting.

To be honest we only go because they have a decent car-park and toilet.


Posted: 23/05/2013 at 20:58

Been there, done Though it was only a tin of paint. Amazing what they sell at Garden Centres these days. Boss had just reminded me, we also bought a loaf of special bread. I was good, no plants..........this time.

Pendulous sedge

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:15

You could always grind up the seed to make a supposed nutritious flour.

Dig, dig and dig again and never let one go to seed. Even then they will re-appear for years after.

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