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Latest posts by Berghill


Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:08

We have the same as Posy, but you can be re-referred and get another course of treatment on the NHS. I found it very helpful on the arthritis in my neck, less so on the Sciatica,sadly.

Had a course over 30 years ago for post stress migraines, worked brilliantly, not had a migraine like that ever since.

Go for it, unlike medication there are no side effects to worry about.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:02

Shoo fly plant. More correctly Nicandra physalodes.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:12

I only asked since I was cutting the green stuff which passes for a 'lawn' in our garden and was given lots of advice from a passer-by about how to get the  'perfect' lawn. No chance!

Oh and my wife was at the time cutting another piece of our 'lawn' which she does on a regular basis. She was actually running the mower over it for the second time to pick up the moss which the scarifier had pulled out but not picked up.

I was not really  cutting the 'grass' as such, more picking up the leaves which have covered the place, good compost, you see.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:40

So here is today's offering. When did having a lawn go from rich people showing off that they could afford to have land not producing food, to Urban O.C.D. men trying to produce the perfect monoculture?


Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:45

No silly question from me today, good gardening weather so spent the day shovelling sh....compost. Only about 5 tons of it!


Silly question of the day!

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 09:07

Was, and it will get worse, the weather is very anti-gardening today.

Mind I can sit here and watch a flock of non-colliding fieldfares strip the berries from a Rowan.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 20:54

Well I suppose we are right next to the European School of Navigation for Helicopter pilots (ex pupils certain Royal princes who never waved when they flew over) so the birds could be taking lessons from there.

On a similar theme. How come the sparrows can fly into our dense Hawthorn hedge at speed and not spike themselves on the vicious thorns?  If I thrust my hand in at that sort of speed I would have to spend hours digging the splinters out, but you never see an impaled bird.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 17:28

Well I stayed clean and went to the Doctors with cleanish hands. And the rooks are still flying back and forth over the garden and avoiding each other.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 14:13

Runnybeak, it is more dirty hands that I would get into trouble over. Taken three good soakings and a lot of scrubbing to get them clean enough to go to the Doctors this afternoon. Heaven forbid that he should see me with grubby paws!

Actually just seen two pigeons almost collide, certainly got close enough to each other to ruffle feathers and cause some screeching.


Silly question of the day!

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 12:18

So, here it is, just watching a huge flock of rooks (ploughing is going on) and I was wondering when tow of them are flying towards each other, how do they decide which one turns right and which one turns left to avoid a head on collision?

So, yes I am bored, cannot go out gardening as I have to stay clean  for the afternoon.

Discussions started by Berghill

How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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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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Olearia x haastii

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