Berghill


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Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 15:16

Platycodon perhaps. There are white forms.

Phlox - subulata as ground cover ?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:41

The Phlox subulata in our garden covers a mile a minute as our soil is well drained, but rich. Oakington Blue eyes is very robust, as is one of the red ones. Admittedly some of the others are slower growing hummocks.

They have survived all the weather can throw at them here and while in Winter they tend to look a bit bedraggled, they soon green up in Spring.

Aronia Berries no good

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 21:37

I grow the A.melanocarpa one and that is in dry ground. Our soil is well drained, neutral, silt and the berries are very good. Not edible straight from the bush as the seeds contain high levels of cyanins which give them their common name of Chokeberry. The juice is nice though, if slightly tannic.

Not sure why your is wrong, it could be the shrub itself is not healthy rather than the situation.

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 10:33

Cannot remember what I was on the OBB, but posted on there for many a long year.

We did have some fun, remember trying to get 1,000 posts on a thread in one evening?  We did it and got up to nearly 1800, if my memory serves me right.

 

Thorny prickly fast growing bush

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 20:59

Well our front hedge is Hawthorn and Blackthorn and it is an absolute b!"£!"£r to cut. We are in the process of reducing the height and width. It is now a week since I did another 4 feet of it (all I can fit in the car to go to the tip) and my hands are still full of festering splinters from them.

Might keep out burglars, but remember they have to be cut!

Will add that if I could afford it I would take it out and replace with fencing, but at over  £600 just for the panels, it is a bit beyond our purse.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 15:16

Our Early Sensation ones are flowering too, first time ever, usually show in February.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 25/12/2015 at 13:30

And some more.


 Viburnum tinus French White


 Double Hellebore


 Viburnum forgotten the name


 Winter flowering Cherry


 Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill


 Daphne tangutica


 Galanthus nivalis just showing colour.


 Nuthatch

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/12/2015 at 14:02

I know it is not THE day, but as it was not raining or blowing a gale I took these.


 


Lonicerra Budapest


 Hamamaelis Winterfire


 Chaenomeles japonica pink form


 Chaenomeles japonica red form


 And as it is traditional I include this chap.

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:51

Very true Verdun, but only really for H. orientalis hybrids, all the rest definitely should only have  dead, dying or diseased leaves removed as and when they are seen.

Cyclamen

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 08:35

C. persicum as sold as bedding out can be had to flower in 16 months from sowing.

Hardy Cyclamen can be flowered quickly if you feed them heavily, but not sure if it does them any good to be forced like that. The Garden Centre sold ones are probably overfed like that which is why they do not always establish well.

As for sowing, well being lazy all I do is scatter that seeds (when ripe, usually in June) on a  patch of gravel near the house and dig up the corms when they are a reasonable size.

If Rosie lived near, she would be welcome to come and dig up a few hundred if she wanted to.

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