Berghill


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Iris sibirica

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 13:12

I grew some Iris sibirica from seed a few years back and planted out the decent coloured flower ones (pale lilac, white and yellow, pure white and pure yellow) in a nursery bed. So they grew and when I say grew I mean GREW. Just split one clump into 8 pieces. I know the rules say not to split them into too small pieces so these are big bits. BUT, now I am wondering if it is the right time to actually do it. Need the room though.

Chameleon tulips!

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 14:26

The main reason why tulips go like this is a thing called Tulip Fire blight. It is transferred from wallflowers to the bulbs. If this is what it is, then the only copurse is to destroy the bulbs.

Many of the tulips which went for ridiculous prices in the Dutch Tulip Mania era were affected by this fungus.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=252

The other cause is one of any number of viruses.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=254

 

Corydalis

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 20:59

Rather more difficult from seed than buying plants. Most of them need the seed to be sown very fresh from the plant.

Magnolia roots

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 20:54

If the old pot drains have been replaced with modern plastics, then the problem should not recur for a fair while. I replaced our drains because of a similar problem 20 years ago and the tree which caused the problem is still there and the drains are still free from roots. It is much harder for them to force their way into the joints in a plastic pipe and the joints are further apart.

Corydalis

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 14:10

Never seen any damage on the Corydalis solida types which I have in the Snowdrop Wood and various other places.

Allium Schuburtii

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 17:53

I did a posting years back about growing Alliums etc. from seed. You really need fresh seed to be certain of germination and they take a few years to reach flowering size. Buy the bulbs and let them self seed, easiest way.

Allium cuthbertii is probably as big too.

Fruit, Berry, poisonus or edible

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 15:53

Tasteless! I tried.

How Many Have You Got?

Posted: 05/04/2016 at 08:41

I wash the outside of the pots when I take them to sell.

And before anyone says anything about hiding my earnings in tax havens, any profit I make goes to charity..

How Many Have You Got?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 20:38

Er, lets see, the remainder of 7.000 of the square 3in type. About 2,000 of the small round 2 in ones, and about 3,000 plus of ones which look very much like those root trainer things, 4 inches tall and 1 inch sqaure. Plus a few hundred 1 litre pots for bigger plants.

So a few more than the average.

Many of them filled with plants though.

Woodland path ideas

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 16:52

And use the best quality weed suppressant fabric. The cheap stuff does not last very long at all, false economy really.

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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