Berghill


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What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 17:04

The flowers on ours are nibbled by snails, sometimes even before they emerge from the ground too.

What/Where have all my snowdrops gone?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:46

Sorry but Snowdrops are poisonous to rabbits and mice so I guess to squirrels too.

e-mail warning

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 13:38

Forward any dodgy emails back to spoof@paypal.co.uk.

They are very good at dealing with these. Forwarding does not need the email to be opened. then delete it.

One from Ebay goes to spoof@Ebay.co.uk

Amazon goes to stopspoofing@Amazon.co.uk

Cyclamen coum

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 11:48

This is the verge outside the garden.


And yes there are hederifolium in there too. Cutting the grass does not seem to damage them though. Weed and Feed would.

 

Cyclamen coum

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 09:16

I dig them up to sell them. The garden is stuffed to bursting with them, even got them as lawn weeds.

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 20:43

I knows my onions. After all I collect the things. And this is definitely a grass and it has bulbous bases and it smells of onions and its common name is Onion couch!

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 18:06

Well it came as Arrhenatum variegatum and for a while that is what it was, then it went green and spread everywhere and I mean everywhere and it is a devil to remove and the bulbs stink f onions too. And the last thing one can say about anywhere in our garden is 'hot'.

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 16:09

And be very careful about planting Arrhenatherum bulbosum, even the variegated one. It tends to revert and spreads everywhere and is as difficult to control as couch.

ornamental grasses garden

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 16:06

There used to be one which killed all grasses but left hardwood plants alone. It was designed for use around fruit trees and bushes. Weedout it was called.

 

Cyclamen coum

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:59

The pods changes to a darker brown when the seeds are ripe. Easy enough to tell, gently squeeze a pod, if it splits then the seeds is ready. You need to be vigilant or the ants will take them away pretty quickly.

Fresh seed germinates better than stored. I tend these days just to spread the seed on a convenient patch of gravel and dig up the corms when they are a decent size.

However you may sow them in normal potting compost, cover with grit and place somewhere at about 16c. Germination ought to take place fairly rapidly. Do not prick out the babies until the corms are about half an inch across.

There is no guarantee that you will get white ones though.

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