Berghill


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Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:44

Snowdrops are not usually eaten by most creatures, They are poisonous to most of them.

Confusing advice in GW mag

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 16:07

Though what puzzles me is that the hedges round here which have lots of wild plums and greengages in them are cut at what is supposed to be the worst time for pruning them and yet the hedges do not seem to get Silver leaf.

ID please

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 16:02

?Amaryllis (spelling?)

Fatsia japonica damage who's the culprit?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 11:31

Rabbits are not supposed to eat Fatsia. Neither are deer. BUT they will eat them if sufficiently hungry.

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 10:30

Hark the Herald Angels Sing


Beecham's Pills are Just the thing


Mercy meek and very mild.


Two for man and one for child.

Last edited: 25 December 2016 10:30:50

Mystery shrub

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:04

Leycesteria formosa aka Pheasant berry. Quite a seed weed where suited. May be pruned to the ground if need be. Quite easy to dig out altogether too.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 15:51

Most of the decorative Alliums, like the Drumstick ones come from places where the temperatures can go down to -12c and rarely get above freezing in winter. I have a feeling that these ones would need the same treatment as Narcissus etc. to get them to start growing properly. I was going by the picture on the packet and the bulb size which you mentioned as to the kind of  Allium you are trying to grow.


Edible onions and garlic come originally from a warm climate (Probably Egypt) so they can take heat.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:58

Just been out in my garden and our big Alliums are not showing above ground at all yet. They are cold temperature growers (from the Steppes) so I am not sure how they would grow in a warm climate. If they are big Alliums then the leaves should be at least 1cm across and slightly hairy.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:03

What have you planted them in? The stuff in that pot looks very much like sand (from the colour) and it looks very dry too. If they are Drumstick Alliums and the bulbs were as big as you say then the leaves showing are definitely not big enough by a long way.

muscari

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 21:05

Some of ours are flowering now. Makes it easier to find them to weed the dratted things out.

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Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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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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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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