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Latest posts by Berghill

dampening off

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:28

Sow thinly, water from below and if you can get hold of some Copper sulphate water with that. If not then try gently dusting the soil surface with a little powdered cinnamon.

Something's been eating my bulbs

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 15:24

Squirrel or mice. They are the usual culprits. Try putting wire mesh across the top of the pots,just below soil level, so you cannot see it.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 12:12

A bit bleak at the moment, but there are a few things in flower.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:22

Sadly the rest of the flowers were eaten off by a mollusc.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:51

Wisehedgecrone. I have sent you a PM.

Feeding Spring Bulbs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 13:52

Recommendation is to feed them once they have finished flowering with a half strength low nitrogen feed, something like Tomorite. 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 12:36

Seeds of A. nemorosa can only really be got from someone who has them growing in their garden. Bought packeted seeds are dead.


Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 08:45

Again, Anemone nemorosa is easy from green seed, sown fresh.

Help little grey bugs found in meyer lemons roots help please!!

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:11

There are such things as root aphids. these are the same as the ones found on leaves etc, but they live in the soil and feed off the roots. Usually when you remove a plant from its pot the soil appears to be covered in fine white filaments. These aphids cover themselves in a wax like material which makes them waterproof (useful if you live in the soil). Sadly the only way to remove them is with a systemic insecticide.

Discussions started by Berghill

Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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