Latest posts by Berghill

Oemleria cerasiformis

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:50

Does anyone else grow this?

It is in flower now and the scent is lovely.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 17:08

On my normal morning walk I usually stop and lean over a gate to watch the foals in the field next to the Stud. This morning a hare came out of the hedge alongside, sat down no more than 2 metres away from me and proceeded to have a good wash. We stayed in companionably silence for a good 5 minutes before it got up and ambled away. I don't think it ever cottoned on that I was there. No camera sadly and if I had moved it would have fled.

Any comments on these plants?

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 14:28

Sanguisorbas are dead easy as Obelixx says. I have about hlalf a dozen forms of S.obtusa and S. canadensis.

Phlox paniculata are a really nice border plant, usually though not always nicely scented. They do need a moister soil though, otherwise they get mildew.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 08:34

@Obelixx. No, that was Ben. Jemma, the female, now sleeps in the house from first thing until late evening.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 21:01

Just a few shots of the garden and some of our flowers today. Oh and the posturing pussy cat.

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:39

Brimstone and a Peacock butterfly for us too. and we are not in the South. They don't hang about while I come in for the camera though.

when do i use weed killer on lords n ladies ?plz

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 17:39

Last one is definitely Arum maculatum. One before that is Narcissus aka Daffodils. Before that, more Arum and before that could well be Dock. First one has some Arum in it as well.

There are weed killers which may be used on grass, however many of them contain amino-pyralids which are very persistent weed killers. They get into the grass and are digested by the horse (no apparent harm to the animal), but the stuff is still active in the droppings so you cannot use the horse manure as a fertiliser.

when do i use weed killer on lords n ladies ?plz

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 09:00

Arum maculatum is listed as being poisonous to horses.

when do i use weed killer on lords n ladies ?plz

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 20:43

Now, when the sun is shining. Add a little washing up liquid to the weed killer. It makes it stick to the leaves. Yes weed killer will kill grass and any other green plants too.

Knitting a hedge

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 20:48

Agreed. You could also make sure you include some Beech as it keeps its dead leaves until Spring. The hedges along our lane also include Gooseberries, very very prickly but productive. Much as I detest Roses, Rosa rugosa is a good hedging plant.

For a good thick hedge you would need to plant a double row, staggered. By that I mean that if you look straight down you would see a W shape where shrubs are planted at the points on the W.  Hope that is clear.

You would need to buy some very thick gloves when it comes time to prune the hedge. I am still trying to remove splinters from when I trimmed our hedge a month ago.

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