Berghill


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Apple tree problems

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 08:10

Snap. We do not spray either.


The leaf discolouration is one of the Blackspot things to which all plants are susceptible. I just make sure that any affected leaves are removed and got rid of, not composted.

White Forsythia

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:57

Do you mean Abeliophyllum distichum?

Gladiola bulbs being dug up

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:54

They dig large holes in borders looking for bulbs. smaller holes in the lawn looking for grubs. One dug a hole three feet across and 18 inches deep in one of my rock gardens looking for a bees nest.

Double flower Hellebores

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:42

It depends on how the flower has doubled. If it is just the number of petals which have increased and the stamen and anthers are still viable then bees can still feed from the plants. In some forms though the sexual parts have become petaloid and these are sterile so no pollen for the bees. You can only really tell by looking at the middle of a double flower. We have lots of doubles which do produce seed.

Harebells

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 20:23

The other possibility is Campanula latiloba alba.

Cup Plant

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:20

Not a weed in my garden. One clump and it has stayed as one clump for the last 10 years. Dead head if it seeds around.

What is this plant?

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:17

It comes in a lot of different coloured leaf forms too, besides the one pictured. Worth looking out for P. Red Dragon, or P. Painter's Palette.

Gladiola bulbs being dug up

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 10:15

If you think it is a squirrel then the answer is to plant the corms in a ball made from chicken wire netting. The stems can grow through it, but squirrels find it hard to chew through the wire. A badger would not care.


OR. Plant the bulbs in one of those perforated pots used for pond plants and put a layer of chicken wire over the top and bury the whole thing.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:16

Our Bill Mackenzie flowers beautifully at the top of a 20 feet tall tree. Survived the top 10 foot of the tree snapping under the weight of it.


And My Angel will cover 2 acres in a couple of years!

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:32

If you value the rest of your garden do not plant this thug.My Angel that is. It has taken over one section of ours and despite being treated with weed killer it still comes up. It has even gone through a concrete raft and come up on the other side of it. This is the Japanese knotweed of Clematis.

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