Berghill


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my first succulent

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 12:31

Not really, they are fairly bomb-proof. Some of them are really hardy too. They can stand some frost as long as they are dry. I keep mine in an unheated very well ventilated greenhouse over winter and they seem to survive, even during the really cold winters of a couple of years ago.

There are a fair number of different ones available these days too.

Multiple plant id

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 14:01

The yellowish one could be Spiraea Golden Princess.

my first succulent

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:48

Delosperma?

HELP!! Magnolia - strange "mould" on bark

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:47

Check out the threads on Scale insects.

ident please

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:46

If the stems are triangular in profile then it well could be Carex pendula which is an awful seed weed.

New beds and couch grass

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:23

Not easy, unless you can separate the couch and get weedkiller on it, without touching the plants. Otherwise, you have to do what we are doing at present. Grow the plants on in the pots until they are strong and healthy. then take them out of the pots and wash all the compost off the roots. Tease out the couch grass roots and repot the plants. Do this until there is no more couch appearing. Time consuming, but it works, eventually.

 

my first succulent

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:02

And watch out for Vine weevils in the roots. Many, if not all, succulents dislike insecticides, so spraying is not a good idea.

wild Orchid.????

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:58

Sorry Herbgarden, no image showing.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:22

We get it most years and as long as we spray early enough, it does not affect the fruit. However, unsprayed the apples do get covered in the Scab. They can still be edible if peeled.

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:22

Not sure but it could be Ladies Smock.Cardamine pratensis.

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