Latest posts by Berghill

HELP - Lilly Bettles

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 16:44

Watch out for friendly cats. Ours always seem to come and rub round the plant just as I spot a beetle.

HELP - Lilly Bettles

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 14:32

Next to my patch of lilies I have a flat stone and a pebble. I place the beetles on the flat stone and use the pebble as a hammer. Very satisfying it is too.

Not keen on spraying with insecticides as they do tend to damage other wild life. I have used Horticultural soft soap on the larva with some success. Otherwise wash the larva off with a damp cloth or tissue.

Last edited: 05 July 2017 14:32:51


Posted: 30/06/2017 at 20:30

It seems to be off for some people, but not for others. Very odd. Perhaps it is something to do with the number of links that some people post. I do not do that many so my usage of the site for posting on other places is quite small, even though I have a lot of images stored in Photobucket.

Weed identification please

Posted: 30/06/2017 at 15:30

Are the stems slightly hairy? If so then it has the look of a Poppy (Papaver dubium). Thought I knew my weeds, but not sure on this one.


Posted: 30/06/2017 at 15:19

I have just linked a photo from Photobucket to another site with no trouble.

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Cut through power cable on hedge trimmer

Posted: 29/06/2017 at 17:39

Trouble now is that Bosch (maybe the only ones who do this) have included one screw on the machine which cannot be undone without a special tool;. So getting inside to replace the wires is very difficult.

Can you help?

Posted: 27/06/2017 at 17:45

Those leaves look remarkably like those of Hydrangea quercifolia to me.


Posted: 26/06/2017 at 17:45

Was it perhaps Nicandra physalodes? aka the Shoo fly plant

Pests on plums

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 12:33

Those are goodies. They are ladybird larva. they will be dining on the aphids on the plums.

Little blue flower

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 12:07

Freesia laxa used to be called Anomatheca laxa and before that Lapeyrousia.They are not related to the Triteleia (used to be Brodiaea) laxa.

Triteleia laxa does take a while to reach flowering size. I have some clumps which are now in their third year and not ready to flower this season. Possibly grown in pots and heavily fed, they may flower quicker.

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