Berghill


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Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 18:41

Forgot to mention Charley's in Welshpool,Shrewsbury and Queensferry. Very good for hardware etc, not so good for plants.

On the Wirral, Gordale is really nice, if a bit pricey and Premier plants is excellent as a Nursery.

Bridgemere near Nantwich used to be really good for plants, but now that it is a Wyevale, it has gone down hill rapidly. We only go for the other outlets there these days.

delosperma sutherlandii

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 09:12

Sadly Tetley T the troughs are home made sinks for growing Alpine plants in, not the beautiful Lancashire countryside.

delosperma sutherlandii

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:24

The Delosperma survives here in the troughs. Never planted it in the soil though. Really does need extremely well drained soil and full sun to survive over winter.

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:22

Best one near us is The Dingle Nursery in either Welshpool or Guilsford. Having said that the last time we went the prices were such that we could not actually afford to buy any plants.

Other really good one is Morrey's near Chester. Excellent quality and great prices, trouble is we have bought everything they sell over the years and they do not seem to change their stock that much.

We buy most plants these days from Plant Hunter's Fairs.

 

plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:22

Either Beech or Birch, we get a lot of them.

plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 16:18

Beech tree! Think so, we get a lot of them in our compost from neighbours trees.

edwardian britain

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 09:18

Sorry, but our ducks had the run of an acre of garden with two ponds and a stream nearby. They walked all over the plants in the garden and flattened them. Both ponds they turned into stinking messes and we eventually had to empty and rebuild them.

These were Call Ducks by the way which are not exactly big animals and there were only 3 of them.

Our great big, by comparison hens did far less damage and kept the mollusc population down as they searched out and ate the eggs of these things.

edwardian britain

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:40

Ducks are great...........at flattening every plant they walk on and they walk on plenty looking for the molluscs. Also they need water to help them eat and they a really dirty birds. The water very quickly goes a disgusting slimy mess.

Clematis gone funny

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 18:38

More likely to be Mildew. Wilt is extremely rare these days.

Lack of water is the usual cause. Give them a good soaking, feed with a liquid feed and spray with a suitable fungicide.

Plant ID please

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 21:14

Back to this old chestnut again!

Just dead headed dozens of stems of all our different Aconitums, my heart is still beating at its normal rate.

Five children and seven grandchildren and a garden full of poisonous plants. We have not lost one yet! (Child that is, lost a lot of plants over the years!)

Notice no-one worried about the acres of Foxgloves which are just as poisonous!

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