Berghill


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Black bugs

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 12:32

Think about it Tooey. Any insect which crawls into a flower and gets covered in pollen and then goes to another flower is going to flower is helping will pollination.

There are bats and monkeys and bird in other parts of the world which do it too!

Mildew

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 11:03

Sulphur is not really good for human consumption, so I would be very wary of using it on fruit if you are going to collect the berries. If, like ours the berries have been picked then perhaps.

Usual reason for mildew is dryness at the roots. Try watering the bush, even if it has rained. Or spray with a 9 parts water to one part milk solution. That has been known to deal with Mildew and at least it is not toxic to us.

Black bugs

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 10:54

We gave up growing Sweet peas because  we just could not get rid of them from inside the flowers when they were picked for the house. Harmless creatures which do as much pollinating as bees at this time of year, but a bit of a nuisance in cut flowers.

weed

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 10:51

Looks suspiciously like Cardamine pratensis, aka Cuckoo Flower or Lady's Smock. I like them. A British native wild flower.

Wild Geum / Geum urbanum

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 11:54

They do tend to seed themselves all over the place and they do crowd out other more desirable plants.

Will they grow back as good next year

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 15:49

Alliums are different in that you should feed much earlier than with other bulbs. Once they flower the leaves have already done their duty and are dying down. So, feed them before the flower stalks appear.

Rats and Mice in my garden!

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 12:54

So instead of eating home grown Veg where you know what has been sprayed on them, you are going to eat Shop bought ones with heaven knows what  chemicals on them? And there is no guarantee that the fields where they grew do not have mice and rats running around in them either.

Like others on here, we are surrounded by fields and there are probably more rats around than people. Do as Dove says and worry not.

Bulbs

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 12:51

Squirrels!

Sisyrinchium striatum

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:13

I do the latter. Definitely remove the flower stalks no matter which way you do it, or you will have millions of seedlings around.

What Is This?

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 20:38

There is a thing called 'gummosis' which is when a tree produces these resin oozings in response to Bacterial canker. There is very little one can do if that is the case.

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