Latest posts by Berghill

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 20:42

Seems very tall for Eucomis, Ours are only about 18 inches maximum when in seed like that. But, yes it well could be that.

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:46

The seed heads of Phtyolaca americana is what it reminds me of.

Hedging help please!!

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:44

Have a look at Lonicera nitida, comes in green and yellow variegated forms. Easy to keep to a reasonable height.

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:19

Watch out for molluscs. The seedlings which I got this year were destroyed in one night of mollusc mayhem. My fault I should have found somewhere safe from predators..

Confused by cyclamen

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:52

The ones sold by Homebase et all are versions of C. persicum and they are only hardy down to about -2c.. And then only in well drained soil.

There is a hardeir C. persicum from the Golan Heights in Lebanon, but it is not that easy to come by.

Allium Cernum

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 20:49

And if you are like me, then you will have millions of them all around! They seed if you do not get around to dead heading them.

Transplanting Leeks

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 14:39

And the grit inside the leeks is easy enough to remove when preparing for cooking. Slice off the unwanted green tops and the roots and stand the usable bits upside down in water, the grit soon drops out.

Another Plant ID please.

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 17:47

The pink flower belongs to Himalayan Balsam. A rather invasive annual.

ID please

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 17:43

Changed my mind, it is a Chelone. Senior moment, as I was looking at Phyostegia in the garden just before I came on.

ID please

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 16:18

2nd is Physostegia virginiana, the Obedient plant, because the flowers stay where you move them to on the stem.

Cannot help on the first, don't do indoor plants.


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