Latest posts by Berghill

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:38

I agree with Verdun. I reckon Roses are the biggest con trick ever pulled on the gullible public. If I offered you a plant with the true description of a Rose. ie a dead twig for 6 months of the year, more diseases than any other plant,, more pests than most plants, prickles which carry Tetanus germs, flowers which turn to mush at the first hint of rain, extremely high maintenance with prunings which are hard to get rid of, no-one would buy the plant, BUT say a NEW rose from David Austin and everyone wants it.

Will confess we fell for the trick when we moved here and planted roses. They get one chance, scratch me and out it comes. I think we are down to half a dozen now.

New plants appear

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:56

Certainly ants do spread seeds around. Some seeds have a sugary coating especially to attract ants to carry them away to new locations. Cyclamen are good examples of this.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:51

Sorry, missed off the latifolium bit when I posted.  Used to have it , but it does not survive here for some reason.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 11:43

Limomium, is what it looks like to me too!

geranium budworm

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:14

Be careful with insecticides on Pelargoniums, many of them warn against using them on those plants as they are toxic to the genus.

geranium budworm

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 09:41

Are you in the USA? Only this does not seem to be a pest generally of them in Britain.

getting rid of unwanted shrubs

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 12:02

Sneak behind the sheds and spray the weeds with strong weed killer. We had to do that in our previous garden. The owners of the land never even noticed that the weeds had gone.

What is plant

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 11:59

Make fabulous Jam and the true Quince was the original fruit used for Marmalade.

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 10:21

Or perhaps Damson? Try one when ripe. If sloe then it will be bitter,if Damson then tart and sweet.

Hidcote Manor

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 17:30

Thinking about it, coaches get there with no apparent difficulty.

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