Berghill


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Another suprise

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 10:44

Dig up when dormant. Notice that the bulbs have their shoulders out of the ground, That is how they should be replanted. South-facing well drained sunny position.


They are actually related to Amaryllis rather than Lilies.

Last edited: 06 November 2016 10:46:30

Clematis varieties

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 16:27

My Angel is the biggest thug Clematis we have ever come across. It spreads by roots running all over the place. It has even gone through the concrete raft of our Composting area and come up the other side, say 20 feet away from  where it began. AVOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 11:26

To get back to the original question. (This was not meant to begin a discussion of the estimable Mr. Don). The person who asked me about it was told that this compost was no longer available to the amateur. Strange mis-information to my mind. I have found lots of it on line.

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 17:33

Thanks. Cannot abide the man so I will not be watching it, but am grateful.

Monty Don and Potting compost

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 15:40

Someone has asked me about the potting compost used by Monty. It is supposed to contain some microbe which helps roots grow. Now, I never watch Gardener's World so I cannot help. Does anyone know what this is?

Plant identification

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 12:38

The dreaded Carex pendula. A terrible seed weed. We have never allowed it to flower in 20 years and still it appears every season..

What do I do with this monster?!

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:05

It was cut back to bare stems at a height where we could tie them in to the fence. So say four to five feet of bare stem left.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 20:21


Bodnant Gardens today. We have photographed this clump of Acers more times than I care to remember, but they are as good this year as we can remember.

What do I do with this monster?!

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 20:18

Generally speaking Lonicera will come back strongly after a severe trimming. Ours did in any case and 12 months on is nearly as big again.

Please can you identify this plant?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:03

There are about 1200 named cultivars of Semperivums. But only about 40 species (many of them are now reckoned to be synonyms, so probably a lot fewer). The differences between some of  them are so slight that even experts cannot reliably name them.


Sempervivum is the GENUS by the way.

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