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Latest posts by Berghill

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 16:26

My soil must be fairly loose then, I find even the bigger ones come out easily. Still a nuisance though.

Plant ID

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:11

At least a decent weed killer will remove it. It also does not have persistent roots like couch grass. Mind we have not allowed it   to grow or flower here for 20 years and still we get seedlings coming up. There is none that we can see in the fields around us either. So be warned, do not let it flower.

Camassia changing colour

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:54

The seed would have had to have been produced and grown a few years back for the plant to be flowering at the same size as the original.

Also, as I said, we have only got the dark blue of that one and another species which is lighter blue, but not white. Will be a heck of a job to separate out the different colours though, the clump is huge!

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:51

Yes, if there are no seeds on it. I find it actually pulls up quite easily.

Camassia changing colour

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 08:58

That is a possibility, but rather odd that they should seed in the original clump and be the same size as the original bulb. Also not got any other paler ones in places where they have self seeded.

Camassia changing colour

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:25

Some of the bulbs in this clump are much paler than the normal dark blue. Wonder why?



Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:47

They certainly do not survive the winter here in the very West Midlands.

wasp nest

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 16:45

Buy some wasps nest destroying spray, wait until dark and spray it onto the opening of the nest. It will kill them and dissolve the nest.

Is it possible to propogate a weigelia ?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:17

Now my favourite is W. middendorffianum which has yellow flowers.

Can't prove anything

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 13:52

If you are attempting to bring a garden up to the standard of your neighbours then in the end they are going to be pleased rather than critical.

And I know the feeling about being ill and folks not realising it. One of the reasons we moved here was because I had to take very early retirement, but I looked as fit as a fiddle. I was well known in the town where we lived and people did comment about how well I looked.

Forget about what others think and just enjoy doing what you can.

Discussions started by Berghill

Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Snowdrops have started

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