Berghill


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Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 17:38

Looks very much like M ,grandiflora seedpod.

Plant identification please

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 15:11

Definitely Chimonanthus praecox.

Hugelkultur

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:29

Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood.

Parsnips in France

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 10:25

And if you do not get the frost to sweeten them up, then dig them, cut them up into roasting size pieces , blanch lightly and freeze them. This has the same effect on their sweetness as a good frost.

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 21:21

And Couch is not in active growth? Who are you kidding? Dug over a bed two weeks ago and there is new growth in it already.

Only go down 6 inches? Again, who are you kidding? The bed I am  trying to clean was turned over to a depth of 18 inches following the roots downwards.

They are edible by the way if you want to get your own back on it!

hellebores

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 15:26

Hellebores make their new roots as the temperatures drop, so now is the best time of all to move them.

acupuncture

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 09:08

We have the same as Posy, but you can be re-referred and get another course of treatment on the NHS. I found it very helpful on the arthritis in my neck, less so on the Sciatica,sadly.

Had a course over 30 years ago for post stress migraines, worked brilliantly, not had a migraine like that ever since.

Go for it, unlike medication there are no side effects to worry about.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 11:02

Shoo fly plant. More correctly Nicandra physalodes.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 21:12

I only asked since I was cutting the green stuff which passes for a 'lawn' in our garden and was given lots of advice from a passer-by about how to get the  'perfect' lawn. No chance!

Oh and my wife was at the time cutting another piece of our 'lawn' which she does on a regular basis. She was actually running the mower over it for the second time to pick up the moss which the scarifier had pulled out but not picked up.

I was not really  cutting the 'grass' as such, more picking up the leaves which have covered the place, good compost, you see.

Silly question of the day!

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:40

So here is today's offering. When did having a lawn go from rich people showing off that they could afford to have land not producing food, to Urban O.C.D. men trying to produce the perfect monoculture?

 

Discussions started by Berghill

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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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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