Latest posts by Berghill

Blue flower id

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 17:42

Shoo fly plant. Nicandra physlaodes. An annual which will self seed around.

What is my plant please

Posted: 28/09/2017 at 09:14

Helichrysum 'Ruby Cluster is the most likely.

Anyone know these plants?

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 15:04

Pictures would be useful. If they will not load then try reducing them in size.

Digger bees

Posted: 26/09/2017 at 08:49

We do everything in our power to encourage these in our garden. This year we had a nest of bees going into our woodshed through a hole in the side. This meant that we could not use the big wood axe which was next to their nest. So be it. They are more useful than the axe.

Shame on anyone who kills anything without good reason. We have a huge, like 2 feet across wasps nest in our loft. They will disappear soon after the first frost. They can stop there until then. they are not coming into the house and they do more good than harm.

And before anyone says anything, my wife, who is very allergic to stings, agrees.

Plants we wish they'd stop selling.

Posted: 25/09/2017 at 14:20

Fallopia baldschuanica aka Russian Vine. Should be on the list with Japanese knotweed.

Mind I would also add Roses to the list, but that is just me who detests the things.


Posted: 24/09/2017 at 20:42

Reminds me of one of the wild Artemisias

Other gardens near Biddulph Grange

Posted: 22/09/2017 at 08:56

Trentham Gardens is not that far away.

Ground bees

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 21:07

They do no harm,just leave little mounds of soil on the surface,bit like worms also do. They are very useful in the garden, especially if you or your neighbours grow fruit or vegetables which need pollinators. AND, they do not sting. We have hundreds of them in our cobbled paths and very welcome they are too.

Apple tree

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 20:18

And remember that if you are selling the house that the tree belongs to the house and you must specifically exclude it from the sale.

Bitter pit

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 08:50

I bored deep holes round the root area of our Ashmead and filled them with Calcium. That did the trick for a couple of seasons.  I will need to do it again next Spring though.

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