Berghill


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Giant Hogweed

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 09:14

The Hogweed found in most hedge rows is not actually the dreaded Giant version, rather it is the native one. It gets its name from the fact that young shoots were once fed to pigs. Having said that, it can be as bad as the Giant stuff to those susceptible as Nutcutlet says. The lane on which we live is well supplied with it at present,

Weed identification

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:20

Top one looks like Pearlwort. If so it is a pain in the proverbial. Even the flame gun does not seem to remove it.

Fuchsia not producing any berries?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:46

Cannot say that any of ours ever produce berries.

Can anyone help identify this "berry" tree?

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 17:45

It is an apple. If the fruit it is small then it maybe a Crab apple, but apple it is.

100 Free bulbs

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:05

Trouble with the free Allium bulbs is that it contains A ostrowskianum (farreri and other names) which is an absolute thug of the first water, almost as invasive as Muscari.

Mystery pest destroying shrubs and small trees

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 14:16

Or Muntjak deer.

ID help

Posted: 31/07/2016 at 17:54

Lysimachia punctata

Allium caeruleum

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 20:28

Mine are out in the garden and I have never bothered digging them up. They spread a bit, but they have flowered every year since being planted. The bulbs on these are normally fairly small in any case.

Plant ID's, please

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 17:56

Sorry, nothing as yet. Have a look at the annual Phlox.

Plant ID's, please

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:03

Sorry, but Sisyrinchium have 6 petals this only has 5. Bugging me as I know what the second one is, but the name is not popping into the old brain.

Discussions started by Berghill

Vine Weevil frustration

 
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Urgent -re Damsons

 
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Pheasant damage

 
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Two shrubs for id

 
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A Few May Flowers

 
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Liverwort on seed pots

 
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Shrub id

 
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Barnardia numidica

 
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Oemleria cerasiformis

 
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Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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