Berghill


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How lovely, what is it ?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 17:09

Now I would say that it was the Willow Gentian, Gentiana asclepiadea which is a European plant. Likes a deep rich organic soil, in sun or light shade.

Annabelle vs incredibelle

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 09:57

Our Red Annabelle is a really good deep pink colour. Perhaps it is affected by soil type?

Apple Tree Disease?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 16:01

The leaves look to have a bit of Scab on them. This is a fairly common ailment of Apple trees. Used to be able to spray with Copper sulphate, but not  sure if one can still buy it. There does not appear to be anything much for the amateur these days. All you can do is to collect up and burn the fallen leaves and fruit, or dispose of safely, not on  the compost heap.


I would also look for aphids on the underside of the leaves. they can cause the leaves to curl and look a bit speckled where they have sucked at them.


Scab could also be the problem with the fruit. Also check the apples for codlin moth worms.

Plant identity #2

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 20:55

Or to be absolutely correct Hydrangea anomala subspecies petiolaris.

Are these Sloes?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:43

What a way to ruin whiskey. Try either Sloes or Damson with cheap Vodka, told it is very nice. No good to me as I am allergic to alcohol.

Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 17:40

The major problem I have with ours is that it cripples my back using it. I find I have to slightly bend to make the flame touch the weed and that is agony.

Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 16:37

Do be careful. there have been reports of people causing fires by careless use. And the end of the burner gets very hot, so be wary of where you put it after using it.


I managed to set fire to the ivy on a wall once. Fortunately it was easy to extinguish, but fires can smoulder for a long time before bursting into proper flame.


And yes I know your grandmother knows how to extract the juice from eggs.

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Weed Flame Wand

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 15:13

Advice I was given was to go back over the area the following day and since the weeds will have dried out, then it is easier to frazzle them.  I find that our most pernicious weed (pearlwort) definitely needs two burnings like that to get rid of it.

Identify a plant

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 15:02

Hesperantha coccinea  used to be Schizostylis coccinea aka Kaffir Lily.

Allium bulbs growing

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 14:35

Probably. Many of the taller ones are winter growers.

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Urgent -re Damsons

 
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Pheasant damage

 
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Liverwort on seed pots

 
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Shrub id

 
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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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