Latest posts by Berghill

Badgers destroying plum tree

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 17:22

Young one certainly could. they are also very good climbers. All you can really do is to protect the tree. Encircle  it with wire netting or if your pocket runs to it try an electrified fence.

Plant identification No. 2 please

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 15:38

Does have the look of the native Privet which is deciduous rather than evergreen so the leaves are a lighter green than the normal hedging type.

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 17:54

Just have a look at what Woevales have done to Bridgemere. Used to be full of their own grown plants and now...............horrendous.

Anyone recognise this plant?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 10:56

?Crinum x powellii?

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 17:41

We certainly spend as much time as we can out there.

No, just grow to sell a few for charity. Many of the ones in the trays are Auricula seedlings. Most if not all will be thrown away after seeing what the flowers look like.

The potting shed

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 16:28

Type Garden Buildings Direct Reviews into Google and read what people have to say about them.

Problem with the apple trees

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 16:23

All you can do with the lichen is scrape it off. It is just a sign of clean air. The spots are Scab. Difficult to deal with. there are now no fungicides available to the amateur. If you can get hold of Copper sulphate from a Wine making outlet then you could spray with that. It is reasonably organic . Otherwise peel the fruit before eating. Collect up and do not compost any scabby leaves and fruit.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 16:20

Took these today. Not as much colour as usual, but we are suffering from lack of rain over August (less than half an inch in the month)

Poor fruit tree crop

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 12:36

We are in North Shropshire. Apples, very good crop, but a lot of Codlin moth (could not Winter spray as the wind never dropped) and Scab.Plums very poor, both Victoria and Margaret. Damsons well down n normal crop and not ripe yet. Medlar very good and Quince, nothing. Pears ok but again scabby. We had very cold wind when the Plums were in blossom. too cold for the bees.

Strange though that the Wild plum down the lane has the best crop on it for years.

Last edited: 05 September 2016 12:37:52

What is this plant called?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 13:40

Yes, Leycesteria formosa. Can be a bit of a seed weed where suited.

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