Berghill


Latest posts by Berghill

What to do with dug up turf

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 17:36

Book says grass to grass then soil to soil, but otherwise, yes leave it to rot down into fine top soil.

A mouse in the house

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 20:32

House mice and rats are not very nice critters. They use their urine as scent trails. They both urinate and defecate on food stuffs and surfaces. Sadly you have to bite the bullet and deal with them. 


They can also be very expensive as they have been known to chew through electricity cables in the roof space and cause fires.


We had to have our living room replastered because one escaped to behind a bookcase. When I moved the bookcase to get at the mouse, the plaster on the wall fell off.

Problem Trees

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 20:41

We cleared an area like this here, garden fork and a strong back!

Spectacles help please 👓

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 17:42

Agree. I have used them for many years. Never had any trouble other than scratching the lens and having to have  both lens changed as they could not re-cover one lens the same exact shade as the undamaged one.


As said they do not react inside the car.

Wot no Snowdrops?

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 20:44

Snowdrops are not usually eaten by most creatures, They are poisonous to most of them.

Confusing advice in GW mag

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 16:07

Though what puzzles me is that the hedges round here which have lots of wild plums and greengages in them are cut at what is supposed to be the worst time for pruning them and yet the hedges do not seem to get Silver leaf.

ID please

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 16:02

?Amaryllis (spelling?)

Fatsia japonica damage who's the culprit?

Posted: 30/12/2016 at 11:31

Rabbits are not supposed to eat Fatsia. Neither are deer. BUT they will eat them if sufficiently hungry.

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 10:30

Hark the Herald Angels Sing


Beecham's Pills are Just the thing


Mercy meek and very mild.


Two for man and one for child.

Last edited: 25 December 2016 10:30:50

Mystery shrub

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 12:04

Leycesteria formosa aka Pheasant berry. Quite a seed weed where suited. May be pruned to the ground if need be. Quite easy to dig out altogether too.

Discussions started by Berghill

Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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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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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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