Latest posts by Berghill

Hostas from seed

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 09:00

Only ever grown them from my own fresh seed. Kept over winter in a cold greenhouse they germinated well in Spring.

Root washing

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 20:46

Always do this with the alpines I have bought since it is often very difficult to get them to grow out of the rich compost in which they are grown for sale. Amazing number of times when a plant has failed and been taken out, and the roots are still in the original stuff.

Word of warning though. There are some plants (Daphnes for one) which absolutely hate having their roots disturbed like that and would definitely die on you.

Not so sure it is needed with every plant though. More often than not, just disturbing the roots is enough.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 11:02

Took these before the forecast rain and wind. The garden plus two followers.


Last edited: 06 June 2017 11:02:34

Unidentified growth in my garden

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 11:57

I just go round the clump with a sharp spade in spring to keep the clump in place.

plant identification

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 20:13

Now i can see it more clearly it does look like a Scrophularia species.


Posted: 02/06/2017 at 20:12

Many of them actually have sweet scented flowers.

plant identification

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 17:50

Would like to see a clearer image, but the flowers look like Impatiens capensis.

Plant ID

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 17:47

A plant I spend a great deal of time weeding out. Also comes in deeper pink (Dr Hanele) and white.

Plant/Weed IDs

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 16:19

Wishful thinking. The roots can go down as much as 30 feet. (Saw this  at a Quarry in Derbyshire once). Very difficult stuff to get rid off, sorry.

Another ID from a novice gardener...

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 11:21

Second one looks more like Teasel than Poppy.

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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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