Berghill


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whats this please

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:36

See if you can pick up a white flowered one and then from the seeds you will get various pink shades as well.

What did I buy?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:45

Could be P douglasii Eva. or P.d. Pride of Ronsdorf. They are both pale pink versions.

Last edited: 26 June 2016 15:46:19

Infestation on my Day Lillies

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 15:35

Been suffering with this for years. Sadly we have had to remove almost all of the Hemerocallis plants from the garden. Despite removing every flower bud on every plant for a couple of years, they are still affected. Plants which take up that much room and no flowers are not earning their keep. Hope you can solve it in your garden.

What did I buy?

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 08:28

Definitely one of the Phlox douglassi/subulata tribe. There are lots of slightly different ones.

Last edited: 26 June 2016 08:29:22

Creature ID

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 11:23

Toads walk, frogs hop!

What's this on my Aster leaves?

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 16:24

Leaf miner. The insect lives inside the leaves so it is very difficult to remove. Unsightly rather than injurious. Cut off the leaves if they offend you.

Last edited: 23 June 2016 16:24:33

Pruning flamingo willow

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 11:33

Bit late now, but as long as the branches are alive pruning back should stimulate new growth nearer to the trunk. You will probably lose the catkins, but it is not really grown for that. Try feeding it after pruning as well, with a high nitrogen fertiliser to stimulate leaf growth.

Japanese anenome under new turf

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 21:06

Good luck with it. Like Yviestevie I have been battling Japanese anemone for getting on for 20 years now and still it comes up.

A pink Geum like Totally Tangerine?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 20:28

Geum Bell Bank, has been around for a long time. It is not as tall as Totally Tangerine though.

What is this please?

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:03

It is a Lantana


The original scientific name of Lantana horrida refers to the strong smell of the leaves that can affect sensitive persons. Thankfully, botanist August von Hayek re-named it Lantana urticoides, calling upon its resemblance with nettles (the Urtica family) in this new name; urticoides just means “like a nettle”.


Not sure that it is frost hardy enough for most of Britain as a perennial.

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