Berghill


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Are these Sloes?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:43

What a way to ruin whiskey. Try either Sloes or Damson with cheap Vodka, told it is very nice. No good to me as I am allergic to alcohol.

Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 17:40

The major problem I have with ours is that it cripples my back using it. I find I have to slightly bend to make the flame touch the weed and that is agony.

Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:37

Do be careful. there have been reports of people causing fires by careless use. And the end of the burner gets very hot, so be wary of where you put it after using it.


I managed to set fire to the ivy on a wall once. Fortunately it was easy to extinguish, but fires can smoulder for a long time before bursting into proper flame.


And yes I know your grandmother knows how to extract the juice from eggs.

Last edited: 18 September 2016 16:38:19

Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:13

Advice I was given was to go back over the area the following day and since the weeds will have dried out, then it is easier to frazzle them.  I find that our most pernicious weed (pearlwort) definitely needs two burnings like that to get rid of it.

Identify a plant

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 15:02

Hesperantha coccinea  used to be Schizostylis coccinea aka Kaffir Lily.

Allium bulbs growing

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 14:35

Probably. Many of the taller ones are winter growers.

Can you tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 14:33

Please be accurate, they are not Crocus. Naked ladies is one colloquial name. Autumn crocus are different things.

Can you tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:40

Colchicum

Cobnuts are in season. How to use them?

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 15:14

All we do is lightly roast them and store in an airtight jar. I eat an ounce of them every day to help with my cholesterol control.

Pulmonaria

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:37

Usual way is to take rooted pieces off.

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Two shrubs for id

 
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Shrub id

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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