Latest posts by Berghill

vine weevils?

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 17:05

Sounds like cutworms rather than Vine weevils. Cannot say that I have ever found V.w. on any of the Onion family and I grow a few of them. However I have seen click beetle larva on them.

Hope it was not v..w. I would hate to lose my collection of rare Alliums.

Did you manage to take a photo of the offenders?

Ant colonies in my planters.

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 20:34

Sorry, but ants nests are death to most plants. They produce Formic acid and that makes the compost so acidic that few if any plants can survive it. You can only clean out the planter, fill with fresh compost and use one of the propriety ant killing powders/liquids when you see them going back into the planters. There is no reason to suppose they will move into your house just because you have stopped them nesting elsewhere. If they were going to come inside, they would have already done it.

Lords and ladies

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 12:45

Add a little Washing up liquid to the Weed killer. It makes it stick to the leaves so it is then absorbed.

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Posted: 19/02/2017 at 14:55

The only advert on here for us is the Dobies one.

Summerhouse inside

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 13:01

The  cladding on our Summer house has lasted 18 years and has never been painted again either. Lasted longer than the hinges on the door.


Posted: 19/02/2017 at 12:57

Try putting an Ad blocker on to your Browser. There are ones for all of them.

Summerhouse inside

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 14:06

Thanks. Age related memory impairment.

Summerhouse inside

Posted: 17/02/2017 at 12:09

Our Summerhouse is lined with loft insulation (we had some left over after doing the loft, wear mask and gloves and long sleeves). On top of that we nailed B&Q 's cheapest stuff they sell for covering floors, pine effect, very thin pieces of wood, tongue and groove. Cannot for the life of me remember what it is called.

My mum passed away yesterday.

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 13:40

Very sorry to hear that. As said, the legacy she has left you will last your lifetime.

Anyone know this plant?

Posted: 07/02/2017 at 20:41

Garrya elliptica.

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