Berghill


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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 20:21


Bodnant Gardens today. We have photographed this clump of Acers more times than I care to remember, but they are as good this year as we can remember.

What do I do with this monster?!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 20:18

Generally speaking Lonicera will come back strongly after a severe trimming. Ours did in any case and 12 months on is nearly as big again.

Please can you identify this plant?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:03

There are about 1200 named cultivars of Semperivums. But only about 40 species (many of them are now reckoned to be synonyms, so probably a lot fewer). The differences between some of  them are so slight that even experts cannot reliably name them.


Sempervivum is the GENUS by the way.

Star-shaped weed identification

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:54

Really does look like Pearlwort, Sagina procumbens.


Weedkiller has no effect, neither does the Flame gun.

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Please can you identify this plant?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 14:42

It does indeed.

Snakes head fitillaries

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:46

They definitely need a cold ripening period to initiate germination. Sow in deep pots and leave exposed to the weather. Protect from rodents and other pot diggers (We have trouble with birds going through seed pots) When they germinate (and only fresh seed will) do not prick out, rather feed them with half strength liquid feed a couple of times. Keep them growing as long as you can, but when they start to die down stop watering and feeding and left them rest. Again in a protected outside spot. They take about 3 years to reach flowering size. Do not let the bulbs dry out, that is death to them.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 17:43

It will reduce the crocus's chance of flowering the second year. It needs the leaves to die down naturally to feed the corm for the next season. You may just about get away with it if you wait 6 weeks between the flowers dying off and cutting the grass. Remember that you also cannot use a weed and feed on the lawn either.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:01

Lifting a turf like that was the way I was taught to plant them, hundreds of years ago. Helps if you loosen the soil under the turf a little when you drop the corms in.

Helibore leaves

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 17:47

Wrong time of year to be flowering really. If the base of the plant is healthy then you can remove the leaves. They have finished their job. Usually removed in January/February, but no harm in doing it early. Then give the plant a half strength feed of Maixcrop.or Baby Bio.

Yes, Prime Minister

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 21:00

"plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"

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