Berghill


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Pseudopiptadenia

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 20:39

Pseudopiptadenia are a genus of rather tall tropical trees as far as I can see.

Akebia Quinata (Chocolate Vine)

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 20:37

It can get big. If the stems lie on the ground they will root as they go. I have never been able to discern any scent at all.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 11:37

If you lived close enough you would be welcome to select yourself some of the Auriculas, I have lots which in the end will go on the compost heap as being not as good as ones already in commerce. They are good enough to plant out in the border, but not up to show standard is what I mean.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 20:56

Took a few pictures today as the sun was shining.


http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Berghill/library/March%20End%202017

I hate vine weevils!

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 16:21

Try going through over 400 Auricula pots looking for infestation. I did that a few weeks back and I am about to do it all over again.

ID please

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 10:23

Does not seem to matter when it is cut back. I am about to do ours where it impinges on the path. It will be back in the way by mid-summer.

ID please

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 08:53

Could well be a Cotoneaster. If so then you may cut it back as hard as you choose. It will re-shoot from what you leave with no trouble.

Is this tree peony reborn?

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 17:50

Yes, but if, as is normal, the original was grafted on to a Tree peony rootstock, what you have there are shoots coming from below the graft point. So when they flower, they may well be the standard, P lutea or P. l. rubra.


On the other hand you may be fortunate and have a peony grown on its own roots, in which case......time will tell.

Last Frost

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 20:35

Last frost here was July 7th a few years back. We reckon, on the East Wales/ West Midlands border that the last frost is usually end of May (if we are lucky).

Solomon's Seal

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 20:33

Mine are about 2 inches above ground.

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Vine Weevil frustration

 
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Urgent -re Damsons

 
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Pheasant damage

 
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A Few May Flowers

 
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Liverwort on seed pots

 
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Shrub id

 
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Barnardia numidica

 
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Oemleria cerasiformis

 
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Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Alpines for All

 
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