Latest posts by Berghill

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.


Posted: 05/07/2015 at 12:51


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.

Geum Lady Stratheden

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 09:05

And the Yellow bit does not look like Lady Stratheden either.

Cuckoo spit on my bush

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 17:38

Cuckoo spit is the home of a larval stage of the frog hopper insect, harmless.

The ants are 'milking' the aphids for the honeydew which they secrete. Wash off the aphids with a strong jet of water and use an Ant killer powder on the ants nest.

Ash saplings in hedge

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 10:42

Great idea, I used the specialist ones for tensioning wire in fencing. Greater leverage.

Re Plantings from pots to garden

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:34

Water well afterwards as it does take a while for the roots to leave the old compost and venture out into the wide world beyond. and very often the foliage keeps any rain off the roots, so even if it ever rains they plants could still be dry.

June Drop

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:44

I just mow over the applets so they get picked up by the machine,saves a lot of bending!

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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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