Latest posts by Berghill

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:16

Our Bill Mackenzie flowers beautifully at the top of a 20 feet tall tree. Survived the top 10 foot of the tree snapping under the weight of it.

And My Angel will cover 2 acres in a couple of years!

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:32

If you value the rest of your garden do not plant this thug.My Angel that is. It has taken over one section of ours and despite being treated with weed killer it still comes up. It has even gone through a concrete raft and come up on the other side of it. This is the Japanese knotweed of Clematis.

Last edited: 28 June 2016 20:32:54

Gladiola bulbs being dug up

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 16:20

A deep hole like that definitely suggest badger to me. They will eat a fair number of different bulbs and once they get the taste for them they will continue to dig them up. We have lost over 1500 tulip bulbs this last few months. Very difficult to stop them too!

whats this please

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:36

See if you can pick up a white flowered one and then from the seeds you will get various pink shades as well.

What did I buy?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:45

Could be P douglasii Eva. or P.d. Pride of Ronsdorf. They are both pale pink versions.

Last edited: 26 June 2016 15:46:19

Infestation on my Day Lillies

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:35

Been suffering with this for years. Sadly we have had to remove almost all of the Hemerocallis plants from the garden. Despite removing every flower bud on every plant for a couple of years, they are still affected. Plants which take up that much room and no flowers are not earning their keep. Hope you can solve it in your garden.

What did I buy?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:28

Definitely one of the Phlox douglassi/subulata tribe. There are lots of slightly different ones.

Last edited: 26 June 2016 08:29:22

Creature ID

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 11:23

Toads walk, frogs hop!

What's this on my Aster leaves?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:24

Leaf miner. The insect lives inside the leaves so it is very difficult to remove. Unsightly rather than injurious. Cut off the leaves if they offend you.

Last edited: 23 June 2016 16:24:33

Pruning flamingo willow

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 11:33

Bit late now, but as long as the branches are alive pruning back should stimulate new growth nearer to the trunk. You will probably lose the catkins, but it is not really grown for that. Try feeding it after pruning as well, with a high nitrogen fertiliser to stimulate leaf growth.

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