Latest posts by Berghill

Prune Mahonia

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 20:57

Bodnant Gardens cut their Mahonias down to about 12 inches tall a few years back. They are now back up to their original height and were flowering beautifully. Ours were cut down by a very cold winter some time back, to ground level even, and they regrew, so no problem in pruning.

Shrub id

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 20:44

Certainly looks like it, Thanks. Neither of us remember buying it though.

Shrub id

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 18:01

Anyone put a name to this large shrub/small tree.

The flowers are tiny, lilac like, but not in  panicles like Lilac. Scented too.


Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 17:54

So I am going in for a medical procedure and will not be able to do much gardening for a few weeks afterwards. I took these to see how the place will take to being less cared for.

or as a Slide show


Posted: 05/05/2017 at 17:50

And/or have a look under it for an attack of the dreaded vine weevil. They lurve Geums.

Cyclamen seedlings - what next please ?

Posted: 05/05/2017 at 11:37

I do not normally prick out the seedlings until the corm is about half and inch across.

Plant id please

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 20:43

Had to go and look at the label in the garden, but the answer had been given before I got back. 'Tis often the case!

Anyone know this plant/weed?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:43


Anyone know this plant/weed?

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:43

Arum maculatum or possibly Arum italicum.if it has variegated leaves. Not the easiest of things to get rid off either. When digging out the bulbs you need to make sure you get all the tiny ones as well.

If you use weed killer then the Roundup Gel painted on to the leaves can work. BUT, it is a slow job.

Don't let them berry either of you will have seedlings coming up as well.

What plant?

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 14:50

How about Adiantum capillus veneris, the native Maidenhair fern?

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Vine Weevil frustration

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Urgent -re Damsons

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Pheasant damage

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Two shrubs for id

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A Few May Flowers

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Liverwort on seed pots

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Shrub id

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Oemleria cerasiformis

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Monty Don and Potting compost

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