Latest posts by Berghill

Please help me identify this ground cover plant

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 20:28

I think those were the new leaves. They get bigger as the season goes on.

It is the same plant as B. Irish Crimson. Have not got a picture of the flower colour.

Please help me identify this ground cover plant

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 17:49

There is one called Helen Dillon which I would love to get hold of. It has wonderful dark purple leaves at this time of year.

Please help me identify this ground cover plant

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 16:21

One of the many forms of Bergenia.

Golden hops

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:48

Us too. Despite constant removal and weed killer, still it comes up. Should have a warning with it, like Russian Vine.

Weed ID please

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 09:05

Mercurialis perennis, commonly known as Dog's mercury,

Barnardia numidica

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:17

Used to be Scilla numidica. Anyone grow this?

Seems to survive here, but I was wondering if anyone has it in even colder and wetter parts of the U.K.

Alpines online

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:13

As far as I am concerned Ashwoods charge twice as much as most for fairly common alpines.


Help Identifying Small Shrub Please

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:11

Definitely needs potting up or planting out. The ends of the leaves look a bit chlorotic.

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 20:35

Not sure where we bought this without going and finding the label. Best guess is a Nursery in Cheshire called Morrey's. Proper nursery selling own grown trees, shrubs and perennials at good prices, usually.

Not begun to sucker yet. Not unhappy if it does, there is plenty of room in the bed in which is resides.

Last edited: 15 March 2017 20:36:29

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:39

Well, ours is growing in fairly rich, well drained soil in a south facing part of the garden. The position was chosen because that's where we had space, not for any special needs.

Seems that it produces very nice fruit, if one has male and female versions. Not sure what ours is.

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