Berghill


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Potatoes - Earlies and Main Crop

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 10:00

I would not recommend it.  Potatoes are heavy feeders and remove a lot of nitrogen and potash from the soil, so you would need to replace these. Also you run the considerable risk of Blight and lots of other nasties building up in the soil.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 14:44

Those look like the plants which used to called Cinereria. Now Senecio cineraria 'Silver Leaf' They are not hardy.

This fine chap called this afternoon. Never gets any closer to the house than this and flies away at the slightest movement in the garden.


Buzzard

 

Which Magnolia?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 10:40

Look out for ones which have been given an AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by the RHS. Obviously these plants are the best types.

Which Magnolia?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 20:31

Not so long ago I went round and counted our Magnolias. I found 13 so we had to go out and buy another one. Then I found one I had missed,so now we have 15.

Buy one in flower. We got one labelled Wadas's Memory which is a lovely white. Ours flowered purple!. Too late to return it even if we could remember where we bought it.

Which Magnolia?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 17:45

Susan for me too. Always covered in flowers and from an early age too.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 16:38

First time we have seen one in the garden, so very pleased to manage to get a picture. It does not hang around for very long.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:22

Well done Clarice. I meant to start this like I did last year, but never got round to it.


Narcissus January King


 


 


And a Nuthatch to finish with.

 

 

Proposal on the local gardening show!

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 11:10

Giving in to social convention at last eh?

Good oh.

New Gardening TV Show

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 11:20

In all the ears of watching TV programmes about gardening I cannot remember one being dedicated to indoor plants. House plants or Conservatory ones that is, not greenhouse ones.

Not that it would be any good to us as we have not got any.

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:59

No, sorry, just see the flash of red berries when we go past.

There is also a mixed coloured,low hedge of this in Oswestry which is a fairly cold part of the West Midlands, so it should be ok in any aspect in the I.O.M.

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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Slup pellets

 
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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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