Berghill


Latest posts by Berghill

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 15:51

Most of the decorative Alliums, like the Drumstick ones come from places where the temperatures can go down to -12c and rarely get above freezing in winter. I have a feeling that these ones would need the same treatment as Narcissus etc. to get them to start growing properly. I was going by the picture on the packet and the bulb size which you mentioned as to the kind of  Allium you are trying to grow.


Edible onions and garlic come originally from a warm climate (Probably Egypt) so they can take heat.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:58

Just been out in my garden and our big Alliums are not showing above ground at all yet. They are cold temperature growers (from the Steppes) so I am not sure how they would grow in a warm climate. If they are big Alliums then the leaves should be at least 1cm across and slightly hairy.

Onion/allium ID

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:03

What have you planted them in? The stuff in that pot looks very much like sand (from the colour) and it looks very dry too. If they are Drumstick Alliums and the bulbs were as big as you say then the leaves showing are definitely not big enough by a long way.

muscari

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 21:05

Some of ours are flowering now. Makes it easier to find them to weed the dratted things out.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 20:37

I think I sent some to someone on here a few years back. Wonder if they grew for them. Cannot remember if they ever reported back to me.


And payment is not an option.

Last edited: 16 December 2016 20:37:28

WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 20:34

Our grand daughter has a boy friend. They never meet, they just talk by electronic media. At least she will not get pregnant that way.


It is not new. 30 years ago the Infant School  which sent children to the Primary School where I worked, reported that some of their new intake know very few words and most of them went with 'Off' but they all knew how to turn on a TV set.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 16:27

We did not harvest any seeds this year. I already have over 100 babies coming up to be ready to sell  in Spring so we did not need any new ones.


The seeds are normally ready in July so make a note of it in your Diary and PM around the middle of the month and I will send you some of each colour form which we have. I am hopeless at remembering things like that so you would need to ask.

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 14:10

Possibly, never had to do that myself though so cannot give any advice on length of time etc. You can certainly store the seeds in the fridge for later sowing (or so I am led to believe).

Has anybody sown Pulsatilla vulgaris seeds successfully?

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 12:29

They like a very well drained soil with a certain amount of lime in it. Their natural home is in the thin turf over the chalk of the South Downs.


You could try packeted seeds. They may just take a lot longer to germinate if they do at all. I have had some grow from Seed from Seed exchanges. Never tried commercial seeds.


They are not the easiest of plants for pot culture. JI soil based compost with added limestone grit would suit them.

Salix

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 09:14

If you mean that the leaves have gone brown then this is normal. they are after all deciduous trees and lose their leaves over winter.

Discussions started by Berghill

Hellebores

 
Replies: 8    Views: 428
Last Post: 14/01/2017 at 20:50

Monty Don and Potting compost

Replies: 30    Views: 1656
Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 17:05

The Bee Border

 
Replies: 26    Views: 1484
Last Post: 14/08/2016 at 17:31

The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
Replies: 7    Views: 492
Last Post: 17/07/2016 at 16:16

Olearia pruning

 
Replies: 0    Views: 284
Last Post: 05/07/2016 at 08:57

Alpines for All

 
Replies: 9    Views: 535
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 17:27

Slup pellets

 
Replies: 13    Views: 1006
Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 20:26

Iris sibirica

Replies: 8    Views: 873
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 11:46

Fascinating discovery

Replies: 14    Views: 1817
Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

Replies: 11    Views: 1785
Last Post: 12/12/2015 at 12:53

More work!

Replies: 13    Views: 897
Last Post: 02/11/2015 at 09:14

Silly question of the day!

Replies: 37    Views: 1864
Last Post: 22/10/2015 at 21:12

Ptilostemon afer

Replies: 1    Views: 598
Last Post: 17/08/2015 at 17:53

Bearded Iris

Replies: 5    Views: 663
Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 20:41

Bloooo...badger

Replies: 4    Views: 720
Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 20:21
1 to 15 of 44 threads