Berghill


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Unknown shrub

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 21:12

Hope someone can put a name to this shrubby Lonicera, as we have it as part of our hedge. It is a real seed weed too as the birds love the red berries and spread it all over the garden.

Kniphofia question

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:34

They do make clumps with more than one stem, if they like your garden.

Can anyone identify these plants please?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 16:02

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What does cvs mean?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 16:01

cvs =cultivars. Plants which differ in some way from the species, or are hybrids. So Penstemon King George is a cultivar.

Geum

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 08:58

Don't forget that many of these are hybrids and do not always come true from seed. Having said that you may get something worth having from the seed sowing.

Deciduous privet

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 15:24

L. ovalifolium is a deciduous species of Privet. If you want an evergreen one you should plant L. japonicum.

Your new-look forum

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 15:54

This is appalling. I cannot see me ever using this site again. Will say goodbye to all my friends on here.

Soil contamination

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 17:56

Where do you get your evidence from that Roundup is toxic? I would dearly love to read it.

As far as I can find out there is no evidence that it contaminates the soil when used properly. It is only where farmers are pouring the stuff on in huge amounts that there seems to be a small problem.

Pesticides are maybe a different matter.

The only thing I would be concerned about is wind drift, if they spray carelessly.

We have used Roundup in this garden for the last 20 years and we are still very much alive and eating the fruit and veg we produce. Not actually on the Veg patch but everywhere else, otherwise we would be drowning in ground elder, brambles, cow parsley, wild carrots and bindweed.

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 17:02

Well, keep working on it, we reckon we have removed over 40 tons of rubbish like that from this acre of land. And still the moles and badgers turn up more.

Finding lots of blue and White pottery when I dig....

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 15:46

Certainly common enough in our garden. Up until the late 1960's there was no bin collection here so everything was buried in the garden. I'd bet that despite it being agricultural land there was a farm or house nearby and the contents of the midden were spread across the land.

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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