Berghill


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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!

Recognise this shrub?

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 13:56

?Salvia?

Evil weevils

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 12:04

Just ordered some , but not from Amazon itself via the Amazon site. Not mad keen on using insecticides, but the Auriculas are a bit expensive to replace and VERY prone to infection even when using a non-peat based compost.


Gave up on Heuchera a few years back. Just about given up on my beloved Geums too.


The sooner this fungus which kills the grubs becomes readily available the better. On sale now to professionals, but only in large amounts and with a short shelf life after opening.

Evil weevils

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 11:12

This is what I found.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Provado-Vine-Weevil-Killer2-750ml/dp/B001DYLWU4/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Evil weevils

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 11:01

How very odd, when I looked for it I found that it was not available. There was talk of banning it as the active ingredient, even in the new stuff, is deadly to bees. Even the pollen of treated plants is bad for them.


Thanks. My Auriculas will be grateful to you!

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