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Latest posts by Berghill

Apple Tree Caterpillar

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 11:33

You appear to have a bad case of aphids, as far as I can see from the picture. And as Treehugger says, the 'bug' is an aphid eater. Spraying with Provado is not a good idea as it definitely does harm the good guys as well as the baddies.

Bloooo...badger

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 18:32

It is easy to be philosophical about the damage they do when it is one someone else's property. When they have done over £1,000 of damage to your plants then it is a lot harder.

There are 5 sets within a mile of our garden.

Bloooo...badger

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 17:41

One has dug up a Bees nest and in doing so has destroyed one of my alpine growing areas. I will now have to rebuild ti. Trouble is the surviving bees are milling around in distress. Not even sure how the badger is getting in to the garden. I will have to brave the nettles and brambles of the outside and see if I can find an ingress point and block it off.

They can cull the dratted things round here for me and the sooner the better.

 

Help! What's strangling my aquilegia and a question about lupins?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 14:11

Cut the whole stem of the lupins back to where they emerge from the leaves.

Another plant ID question

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 17:16

It is Helianthemum rather than Cistus.

Ground cover suppressing weeds

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 12:51

But just remember that no ground cover plant will suppress weeds. They will grow under them and up through. Weeding is much harder too. I have just spent a 'happy' 2 hours lifting up and weeding under Geranium Johnson's Blue to get at the Ragged robin and the Fireweed and the Ash trees which somehow manage to grow underneath in the deepest darkest driest shade.

Rock Plants

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:10

What kind of Saxifrage?

The early flowering porophyllum types need the dead flowers removing from the rosettes, very carefully so you do not pull out the rosettes themselves. The silver Saxifrage types (flowering now with sprays of white or red spotted, occasionally pale yellow flowers) can have the old sprays removed, but the rosette which produced them will die. When it is dry you may carefully take it off, but again be gentle so as not to uproot the new baby rosettes. All other types have the old flowering stems cut back to the point of origin.

Weeds from surrounding field ruining garden

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 15:41

I rather prefer the strip of uncultivated land along side our property. It provides a barrier to the sprays which they use on the land, killing everything from aphids to something beginning with 'Z'.  So we get weeds, we get them from the roadside verges as well, every time a vehicle goes past they spread the seeds. We live with it.

Mind I could do without the ground elder which comes off the road side verge.

Can't post pics.

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 16:44

You should then Click on Select.  That brings up your Computer files and you can Browse through them until you find the image you want.

Clematis Browning

Posted: 15/06/2015 at 15:54

Hope it grows for you.

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