Berghill


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Redcurrants not ripening.

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 21:10

Our Redcurrants here have been picked and processed. Sounds like yours are definitely not what they claim to be. Redcurrants start off green and then turn red. I don't think they are ever white.

clematis disease ?

Posted: 18/07/2017 at 17:56

Drought or damage to the stem. Clematis wilt starts at the bottom of the plant and works up. Drought starts at the top and works down.


I would look for something having eaten the stem somewhere.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:43

Looks like Paulonia to me. If it is then yes it will flower..................when it reaches about 50 feet tall.


We keep ours severely pollarded just for the huge leaves.

Blue Slate on soil - no membrane

Posted: 12/07/2017 at 20:57

This is a Rock garden covered in slate.



There are bulbs in there which will push the slate aside. There are also plants which eventually will spread, with any luck.

who knew?

Posted: 11/07/2017 at 17:46

Blame DNA testing. Plants which were lumped together as being related because they looked similar are now being found to not be related after all. That means that the old name is no longer valid in Botanical terms that is. According to Botanists you cannot call a Rose a Rose if it is not a Rose.

white flowering plant

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 14:27

I do not know what your conifer is, but if it has white flowres then it is not a conifer. Sorry.

Mystery weed with huge tuberous root!

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 09:01

Very much so, Paeony. Therefore not usually considered a weed.

Apple Tree no fruit

Posted: 07/07/2017 at 15:52

Some of our trees have no fruit this year and they are at least 20 years old. As said ..patience and better spring weather.

Mystery blossom

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 20:39

Syringa meyeri Palibin, or Korean Lilac.

Does my tree need to come down?

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 17:40

Don't tell me about Surveyors. We had our second house supposedly surveyed. Strange how the last person to sign the keys out was me when I looked round the house prior to buying. No mention of the rampant woodworm or the fact that one could push ones finger through the 'wood' of the window frame out into the open air.


In any case why would a House surveyor have any great knowledge of trees?

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