Berghill


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Is this scurfy rose scale?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 15:25

That is one severe infestation of scale insects. There are insecticides which will kill it. You need to get one which is based on Horticultural soft soap. The white covering is a waterproof wax which stops the insecticide from reaching the creature. The soap dissolves the wax and whammy!

It i9s not going to be a quick cure either.

Plant ID

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:52

Callicarpa bodinieri,. There are a lot of different species as well. Callicarpa americana and C. japonica are very similar to this one.

Annoying relentlessly spawning weed/plant

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:36

Looks like Arum maculatum. Very difficult to eradicate as the bulbs/tubers have lots of tiny offsets which soon  grow. You can use Weed killer on them, Just add a little liquid soap to the mix, it makes it stick to the leaves.

Helianthus Lemon Queen

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 11:36

Well, it spreads for us like Obelixx experienced. There is another one with slightly paler lemon coloured flowers which so far has remained a small clump. Helianthus giganteus 'Sheila's Sunshine'

Damfino

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 20:55

T'other way round. C. tubulosa has been subsumed into heracleiefolia. However, if you wanted to buy it then it is still sold under the old name.

Our versions of C. heracleiefolia are much more purple than this one though.

where to obtain

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:43

Special Perennials have it.

Damfino

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 17:40

Could even be Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale', looks very much like ours does.

Does anyone know what these are?

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 10:48

I sow some now and overwinter in a cold greenhouse, or some I store in the Salad compartment of the 'fridge and sow in gentle heat in early Spring. Both methods seem to work. OR, you could just sow them round the plants and dig up the babies, something else I have often done. Watch out for molluscs on the germinated seedlings though.

Tree ID

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 21:05

Definitely Medlar.

Pinks

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 08:57

Just a quick comment about Sweet Williams (Dianthus barbatus) they are biennials rather than annuals. They grow the first year and flower the second. If you cut them down after flowering they will continue to survive for a few more years.

There are annual Dianthus by the way,

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Fascinating discovery

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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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