Berghill


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Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:05

Ours is huge and in full sun in silty loam. The roots are shaded though by other plants and it does get lots of water when the pond next to it overflows.


If you want a smaller version of it for a well drained spot in sun then look out for Aruncus aesthusifolius.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:29

There is a pure yellow version of Anthemis tinctoria, But without seeing the leaves on your plant it is not easy to say what it is.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:50

1. Lychnis coronaria


2. Ornithogalum?


3.Lecanthemum (Shasta Daisy)


4. Cistus?


5.. Pure guess Anthemis tinctoria

Last edited: 09 July 2016 17:51:15

Can anyone help please

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:11

Looks very much like a thing we have for making wigwam style bean supports You slip bamboo canes through the holes into the ground and this holds them together at the top.

Can anyone identify this it comes up every year

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:08

Looks like one of the Persicaria tribe to me.

Mutated leaves

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 09:06

Not mutated, rather it is the galls caused by a small wasp, bit like Oak apples on an oak tree.

how does I collect seeds of my Fuchsia?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 16:27

Black and squidgy ones are ripe. If you leave them too long and they go mouldy then the seeds would be damaged.

Whats wrong with my apple tree?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 16:25

As likely as not it is Apple scab. This is the same sort of problem which affects Roses. Either ignore it or spray with a suitable fungicide. Collect up any fallen affected leaves and dispose, not in the Compost heap.

how does I collect seeds of my Fuchsia?

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 15:32

Fuchsias have berries, very juicy berries, which contain the seed. You would need to collect the berries when they are soft and ripe. Spread them out on a tray to dry and then wash the flesh away from the seeds. The seeds are not very big so be careful not to wash them away.


Remember that the fancy flowered types are hybrids and so do not come true from seed.

Last edited: 07 July 2016 15:32:57

Olearia pruning

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 08:57

Olearia phlogopappa 'Comber's Pink'
Will this shoot from old wood? Or is it like say Lavender and only grows from fresh growth?

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