Berghill


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Bad year for raspberries

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 08:53

We have such a heavy crop this year that the plants have snapped their supports with the weight of fruit. Makes picking a bit difficult.

help to identify this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 15:47

May not be such a thug for Alex, but it is a banned plant in parts of the USA as it is such a problem in the JK vein..

help to identify this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 14:27

Sorbaria has white flowers about now. Leaves are not the right shape for Astilbe.

help to identify this plant?

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 12:33

Now I would have said it was Sorbaria sorbifolia Sem, which is just as much of a thug as Rhus

Belfast Sink

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 14:28

Personally I dislike the idea of crocks or gravel in the bottom of a sink. It just gives a big space where there is no goodness for roots


Definitely sounds like the plug hole is blocked though. When you have cleared the blockage, I cover the hole with some of the zinc wire netting sold for car body work repair or failing that, the fine mesh plastic bag which onions are sold.

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 14:24

Bit late for pruning now. You normally would do it right after the catkins on any willow have finished. It flowers on new wood so you want to encourage it to grow new branches. BUT, as Nutcutlet says, if you are not bothered about catkins then you could cut some of it back now. No more than a third though.


We cut ours right back to within 6 to 9 inches of the point of origin of branches in the middle of May.

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:05

Ours is huge and in full sun in silty loam. The roots are shaded though by other plants and it does get lots of water when the pond next to it overflows.


If you want a smaller version of it for a well drained spot in sun then look out for Aruncus aesthusifolius.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:29

There is a pure yellow version of Anthemis tinctoria, But without seeing the leaves on your plant it is not easy to say what it is.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:50

1. Lychnis coronaria


2. Ornithogalum?


3.Lecanthemum (Shasta Daisy)


4. Cistus?


5.. Pure guess Anthemis tinctoria

Last edited: 09 July 2016 17:51:15

Can anyone help please

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:11

Looks very much like a thing we have for making wigwam style bean supports You slip bamboo canes through the holes into the ground and this holds them together at the top.

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