Berghill


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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/02/2017 at 08:50

Same stricture applies to Aconites too.The bulbs on sale are effectively dead. Major difference is the length of time it takes for Aconite seed to produce a flowering size bulb. Seed has to be fresh though.

Last edited: 03 February 2017 08:52:48

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 21:01

If you buy dried Galanthus bulbs from any normal outlet then they are generally dead. They really hate being dried out. They developed the bulb form to avoid shade from deciduous trees. They are what is known as 'naked' bulbs. In other words unlike say a Tulip, they do not have a coat which protects them from dessication. If you want some in your garden then buy them either 'in the green' or as potted up plants or as freshly dug bulbs (They should not be out of the ground for more than a week or so).


Our Snowdrops were here when we moved, all I have done is to spread them out over a greater area. We do have some named forms in other places though. All of them were bought as growing plants though.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 13:57

Last picture of mine has Aconites in it. There are some in with the other Snowdrops but not very many so not visible.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 11:56

Ours were good when the sun shone on them yesterday.


Hard pruning euonymus

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:02

They may be pruned as hard as you need to. Just leave some of the growth at the base of the shrubs. Now is the correct time to do it too.

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:42

The droppings that is, not the rabbits!

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:41

If it is rabbits then you would almost certainly find their droppings somewhere in your garden. They look like large black currants.

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 17:32

If no chance of a camera, get yourself some of the all weather rat bait and put it in the entrance to the tunnel. If it has gone after a few days then it is definitely rodents. Nothing else eats this bait.

Rejuvenate red Berberis hedge

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 20:26

I think that once they begin to shoot you would be able to prune them to grow together to fill the gaps.

Rejuvenate red Berberis hedge

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:52

First of all pruning deciduous Berberis is normally done after flowering, but as long as you do not mind losing any flowers, you may do it now.


You may cut all those stems back to just a few inches above ground level. They will then produce lots of new stems during the year.


Might be worth giving them a feed with a high nitrogen fertiliser afterwards to get them to make new leaves.

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