Berghill


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Hard pruning euonymus

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 18:02

They may be pruned as hard as you need to. Just leave some of the growth at the base of the shrubs. Now is the correct time to do it too.

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:42

The droppings that is, not the rabbits!

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 20:41

If it is rabbits then you would almost certainly find their droppings somewhere in your garden. They look like large black currants.

Tunnels in my greenhouse

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 17:32

If no chance of a camera, get yourself some of the all weather rat bait and put it in the entrance to the tunnel. If it has gone after a few days then it is definitely rodents. Nothing else eats this bait.

Rejuvenate red Berberis hedge

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 20:26

I think that once they begin to shoot you would be able to prune them to grow together to fill the gaps.

Rejuvenate red Berberis hedge

Posted: 28/01/2017 at 17:52

First of all pruning deciduous Berberis is normally done after flowering, but as long as you do not mind losing any flowers, you may do it now.


You may cut all those stems back to just a few inches above ground level. They will then produce lots of new stems during the year.


Might be worth giving them a feed with a high nitrogen fertiliser afterwards to get them to make new leaves.

Identify please

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:30

Ipheion uniflorum. Looks like you have a few different forms in there too.


Ipheion is normally propagated by lifting part of a clump in late summer and separating and transplanting some of the larger bulbs elsewhere.

Last edited: 25 January 2017 16:32:14

salmonberry

Posted: 21/01/2017 at 08:55

Salmonberry is Rubus spectabilis.


Any translocatable weedkiller should deal with it. eventually.

Keeping Busy

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:38

I work on my stories and play at gardening in the polytunnel.

Snowdrops and Cyclamen coum

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:34

Snowdrops and Cyclamen coum like different conditions. Galanthus like a shady position where the soil stays damp even in Summer. C. coum like a sunny position and do not mind if they dry out in Summer. Too wet for them and they will rot.


In our Wood we have Snowdrops and C. hederifolium. Obviously they do not flower at the same time.


We also have Corydails solida in with the Snowdrops. Now there are pink/red forms of this and they do flower at the same time as Snowdrops and like pretty much the same growing conditions.

Last edited: 15 January 2017 20:36:54

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