Berghill


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Potato flowers

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:21

No, some varieties do not flower. Scrape around near the stem and see what the tubers look like, size wise. If they are big enough then use them.

With main crops you can wait until the tops begin to die down, then go furtling for tubers.

Bearded Iris

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:42

Any experts out there? Just read an answer on another site where the chap replied that the rhizome which flowered would not flower again so should be discarded. Now I am almost positive that some of my dwarf forms have flowered on every rhizome, every year since they were planted. They have never been split as such either.

What do you think about that idea? It is a new one on me.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:59

So here is the old homestead today, before it all wilts in the heatwave.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/End%20of%20June%202015

Can't remember what this plant is ...

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:57

Looks very much like one called Silver Anniversary to me.

Green soldier stink bug

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:20

And unless you are in the USA it is more likely to be an ordinary Shield bug in Britain. Advice is the same though.

Plant ID and advice

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:44

That is part of their reproductive organs, so yes it is supposed to be there. In other forms it is much the same colour as the petals, so not as obvious.

ID needed please!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:39

I don't actually eat the strawberries, they have a terrible effect on me. At least I don't eat them until they are made into Jam. I picked them for my wife who really does enjoy them.

Went and had a look at some of our Jasmines, if yours has reasonable sized flowers of a creamy hue then it could be J. Clotted Cream. Ours of that has slightly mottled leaves at first.

Be interesting to see when it does flower.

Mysterious Rhizome

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:37

Certainly not a Hop or Bryony either. Interesting flowers.

Viburnum Tinnus Prunus looking poorly

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 17:33

Did you manure the soil before planting? Only Conifers are notorious for depleting the soil of nutrients. Also the conifer would acidify the soil. t Viburnums are not that fussy about pH, but if the soil was very acid it would not be happy and you would get some chlorosis, as your picture shows.

I would give the shrub a real good feed with Miracle Grow and see what happens.

ID needed please!

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 16:08

Obelix beat me to it with Fiona Sunrise. I went out to look at it and got side tracked by a huge box of strawberries which needed picking.

There is Jasminum officinale 'Variegatum but I am not sure that yours is as variegated as this normally is.

We have one which appears variegated when the leaves are new, but they then turn green. It too has small white flowers.

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