Latest posts by Berghill

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:45

I am looking to buy a new Panasonic camera (got one already and like them and know mostly how to use it) Stuck between this one
DMC F272EB-K with x60 zoom and
this one
DMC LZ40EB-k with 42x zoom.
Anyone used the one with the greater Zoom and got good images without having to use a tripod all the time?

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 09:12

And of course Crab apple Jelly is almost as good to eat as Damson Jam. Purée the fruit, allow to drip through a cloth and use the juice to make the jelly.

Pint of juice to a pound of sugar.

cooking apples

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:11

Had the Rev Wilkes apple for this year, baked yesterday. It is our trees year off, so we were lucky to get one apple even. So, yes it is biennial bearing and naturally so too, so no amount of pruning and feeding is going to change that.

Not that it matters, Catshead are nearly ready, as are Bramleys.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:08

It looks like one of the giant Clovers. Trifolium macrocephalum

Persistent Weed

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:31

I thought we had answered this one for you, Ann, a couple of days ago. Tried Vinegar, it did not work! Tried salt too, that only killed the top growth, it came back afterwards.


Posted: 25/08/2015 at 16:59

Yes, or at least if you want good pollination you do. And two different clones too!

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 08:32

Well those big black or brown slugs are carnivorous!

Persistent weed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 17:51

All I can say jo47 is that you must be the only person in the world who cannot get the stuff to grow and actually want it. It is classed as one of the most pernicious of weeds, along with Japanese knotweed, Sorbaria sorbifolia,  Black grass, and Himalayan Balsam.

Persistent weed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 09:10

Not a chance, it has microscopic bulbs on the roots and they come off and stay in the soil and re-grow.

Persistent weed

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:03

The infamous and ubiquitous Oxalis cornuta is what this sounds like. When you got it, you got it. It even comes in the non-peat compost which  one is encouraged to use these days.

Sorry, but weed killer is the only way to even remotely control it. I use a Flame gun on the gravel paths, but even then it returns.

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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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