Berghill


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Cyclamen

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 08:35

C. persicum as sold as bedding out can be had to flower in 16 months from sowing.

Hardy Cyclamen can be flowered quickly if you feed them heavily, but not sure if it does them any good to be forced like that. The Garden Centre sold ones are probably overfed like that which is why they do not always establish well.

As for sowing, well being lazy all I do is scatter that seeds (when ripe, usually in June) on a  patch of gravel near the house and dig up the corms when they are a reasonable size.

If Rosie lived near, she would be welcome to come and dig up a few hundred if she wanted to.

Cats in the vegetable beds!

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 16:56

Our cats spend their lives using the veg patch as a toilet. We just clear it up and carry on planting and eating, we are still alive and healthy. (ish!).

How very frustrating.......

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:27

That is the only picture I can find which looks anything like my plant, now renamed L. acuminata. Thanks.

How very frustrating.......

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 10:24

At last I have found a picture of this Lonicera


 And with a bee visitor.


 

Which iris please

Posted: 09/12/2015 at 20:55

Got a picture?

New visitor to my bird feeders

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 17:48

They sometimes sit for long enough to get a really decent photo.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/hawksmall1.jpg

 
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/Owdboggy/sparrowhawkhead.jpg

 

 

 

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 16:11

Here is the Armeria formosa seed head.


 I have removed a few heads and split up the germinated seedlings from one of them.They had reasonable roots. The other I planted untouched to see what happens. Mind if they grow, there is the problem of what to do with the plants. I can probably sell a few but not that many and I hate throwing things away.

Fascinating discovery

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 12:41

Wandering about the estate this morning (before the promised gales and rain) I was looking at one of the rock gardens and found that the seed heads on two different types of Armeria looked to be green. When I examined them, I discovered that the seeds had germinated on the seed head itself. Cannot remember ever seeing that before. Should take a picture I suppose, but it is too wet and windy now.

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 11:00

Roses!

How very frustrating.......

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 20:47

Sorry, never looked at your time stamp. Our electricity went off and on and off and on and finally off from about 11 am till 4.30 pm. Luckily we did manage to get Dinner while it was still on.

Takes a long time to look through the thousands of images I have taken. Suppose I should really have put names to the plants, then at least Search would be usable.

Discussions started by Berghill

The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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