Latest posts by Berghill

Allium problem

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 11:58

Many of the tall Alliums are natives of the Russian Steppes. So they actually grow in Autumn and early winter. The leaves are frost proof so when, if, we get a cold spell it will do them no harm. They actually flower after the leaves have finished their job. If you feel the need to feed them, then now while they have green leaves is a good time to give them a foliar feed.

Flower self-seeding into lawn

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 17:36

Looks like Leucanthemum vulgare, the ox-eye daisy. Lawn Weed killer should see it off.

Please help identify tree disease

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 17:10

Looks like a bracket fungus to me.

ID this tall plant with seed please

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 17:49

It can be a weed. It has spread along the old railway line between Parkgate and Gayton for quite  a distance. Can only be a garden escape as it is an American native.

Grit for Mediterranean Garden

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:59

I only use the soi-dit 'Alpine grit' as top dressing for pots. On the actual rockery I use the 10 mm stuff from the Builders merchant. You can buy the 5mm stuff in bulk if you can find a quarry nearby which supplies it. We bought 5 tons of it when we first moved here.


Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:55

No need to dig them up, just plant somewhere where the soil gets a good sun baking in Spring and Summer. Sadly they just die out here for us as we are too cold in Spring.


Posted: 03/10/2017 at 10:50

You do need to be somewhere warm for the crocus to grow from one year to the next. The corms  need heat ripening after flowering otherwise they do not re-flower.

Japanese anemone

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 17:36

Total thugs which self seed all over the place and are impossible to get rid of.

What are these please?

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 15:11

Really do look like Greengage. They make the most fantastic Jam. Ours were ready weeks ago.

Possible Disease on my tree

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 18:33

One of the Scale insects. Can be very damaging as they are virus carrying sap suckers. They are not that easy to shift either. They are waterproof so you need to use a soap based insecticide sprayed on them. Might take a few applications too.

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