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Latest posts by Berghill

clematis wilt?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:40

Not wilt, it does not get Clematis montana. Easy enough to tell, Wilt starts at the bottom of the stem and works up. If the leaves are drooping from the top of the stem downwards then it is something else. Look at the base of the 'wilting' stem and see if something has eaten the bark off it. Snails love rasping away at Clematis stems and then that stem will die back.

What is this flower

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:17

Will be better planted out in the garden. They are hungry plants and to flower well they need food.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:03

Someone said that there did not seem to be much colour at this time in May ??????????

Found these in the garden.

Have to disagree. And I could have found more too!


Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:58

If you do want to grow the seedlings on it pots, then take them up almost as soon as they have germinated, even before they have  true leaves. They very quickly make large roots runs and they hate having their roots disturbed at the wrong time of year. Also when you do come to move them (September is best for bigger plants) then do not let them dry out while out of the soil. That does them no good at all. I tend to drop seedlings into a bucket of water to carry them to the potting shed.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:10

I write Children's stories. Or at least I used to when my children were young and then when my grand children were. Now I have no target audience it is a lot harder to do it.



Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:14

Sanjy. The woodlice do not have the strength of teeth to eat an undamaged strawberry. They are secondary problem. They like the dampness of the inside of the fruit, but they can only get in when something else has made a hole for them. I would be looking more for snails or slugs or blackbirds as the primary culprits. Deal with them and the woodlice will not be a worry.

Clematis Pruning and Groups - Your Help Please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:47

Rule is simple, before June, don't prune.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:44

Bit pale for Yellow Bird.

Can you identify my magnolia

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:10

There are a few Yellow Magnolias around. This pale one could be Elizabeth which was one of the first easily available ones about 20 years ago.

ID these two plants please

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 12:07

That particular Oxalis is not a thug like O. corniculata. It generally does not seed around.

The Geum could be one called Marmalade. That is a drooping headed orange flowered one.

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