Berghill


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Any hope for my completely broken Magnolia Stellata sapling?

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 12:36

Get the injury bound up with tape as you said, as soon as possible. It may well heal. We had a similar mishap with a Winter flowering Cherry. It survived and flowers well now.

Treads for spades

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 17:04

Sadly the spade was beyond repair.Michael. As usual I snapped the blade itself.

Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:26

Roses. I detest the things.


Anemone japonica, worse than Bindweed and Ground elder combined.

Treads for spades

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 16:48

If I remember correctly s.i.l. used two pieces of piping, one on either side of where the handle joined the blade.

Treads for spades

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 20:54

Son in law (a blacksmith) also sliced open some copper piping which he ?Welded soldered? brazed? whatever, to the top of one of our spades. That worked well until I did my usual and snapped the handle. All I did was lean on it, honest guv. Never had the nerve to ask him to do it again.

Garden tree wash

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 20:48

Never bothered looking at the website for Vitax. Been using the wash for the last 20 years and we are still here. Does work as well as anything. Certainly when I did not wash the apple trees with it (spray on a wind free day.....hah rare as hen's teeth in this garden) we had a terrible season of Codlin moth and Plum moth infestation.


This is Vitax website address


http://www.vitax.co.uk/

Last edited: 18 November 2016 20:50:58

Garden tree wash

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:01

The Vitax Winter Wash does not list any ingredients on the bottle. BUT it does claim to be made from natural oils and surfactants (soap to most people).

Treads for spades

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 11:42

I made do with a piece of hosepipe,split along its length and slipped over the top of the spade.

Monday's Supermoon

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 20:38

Tonight's Moon shots




Recognise this shrub?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:10

Lovely plant. Mine got to all of 2 inches high. Slug festival food!

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