Berghill


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Frustrating longshot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:34

Try Saxifraga fortunei.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:15

We had one of those new fangled Prairie style gardens. We dug it out on the grounds that if you provide a suitable growing condition for Ornamental grasses then  couch and creeping fescue and other unwanteds will also like it and boy did they.

Zephirin Drouhin might be thornless, but here it is leafless from mid August onwards because of blackspot  which causes the leaves to fall off.

We have Shropshire Lad, and it is definitely as thorny as all the other roses. And it has blackspot, mildew, greenfly and mushy flowers after the over night rain.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:25

Believe me it will spread! Leave the seeds if you want more.Birds will put them all over the place for you.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Three for one!

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Possibly Iiris foetidissima, Gladwyn or Stinking Iris. The flowers are a bit nondescript so easy to miss.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:40

Seems to be a reliable perennial in places where it is suited, just no here.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:38

I agree with Verdun. I reckon Roses are the biggest con trick ever pulled on the gullible public. If I offered you a plant with the true description of a Rose. ie a dead twig for 6 months of the year, more diseases than any other plant,, more pests than most plants, prickles which carry Tetanus germs, flowers which turn to mush at the first hint of rain, extremely high maintenance with prunings which are hard to get rid of, no-one would buy the plant, BUT say a NEW rose from David Austin and everyone wants it.

Will confess we fell for the trick when we moved here and planted roses. They get one chance, scratch me and out it comes. I think we are down to half a dozen now.

New plants appear

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:56

Certainly ants do spread seeds around. Some seeds have a sugary coating especially to attract ants to carry them away to new locations. Cyclamen are good examples of this.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:51

Sorry, missed off the latifolium bit when I posted.  Used to have it , but it does not survive here for some reason.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 11:43

Limomium, is what it looks like to me too!

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