Latest posts by Berghill

Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 20:24

We take them to our local gardening group  and watch them fight over them. BUT that is not for another three weeks yet. Not to worry, the other half of the tree is still there and loaded as are the other dozen or so ones in the Damson Wood at the bottom of the garden and the half a dozen or so which make up part of our hedge.

Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:17

We are talking hundred weights here and a 12 inch wide snapped off piece with dozens of branches coming from it.

Urgent -re Damsons

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 14:10

Half of one of our Damson trees has snapped. The fruit is a good dark purple colour, but not yet fully ripe.

Question is, will they ripen off the tree or is this crop a goner?


Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:52

Easily done, but those are actually seed pods rather than seeds themselves.

What is this weed on the allotment?

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:50

If there are large leaves at the base of the stalks then they look remarkably like the flower heads of Dock. Deep rooted things which regrow from any bits left when digging them out.

Seeding from established (I think) allium

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 15:18

See here

Scroll down for Allium (and other bulbs ) sowing info.

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 12:31
BobTheGardener says:

I think you mean carrot on the left, parsnip on the right, Berghill.

See original post

 Whoops! Sorry the photo got turned  upside down somehow between my pc and the site. Not sure how that happened.

Carrot on the left, parsnip on the right.

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 14/08/2017 at 11:31

Carrot or parsnip the answer is the same. Either the soil is very stony or as Dove says it is splitting caused by wet weather after drought. I cannot find any virus which would cause that.

Out of interest

Carrot on the right, parsnip on the left

Malformed parsnips?

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:57

Looks like the damage caused by either hitting a stone or being grown in freshly manured soil. Club root only attacks members of the Brassica family by the way.

There is a disease of Parsnips called Canker. That usually manifests itself as brown marks on the skin and then the roots rot. You do not usually see it though until later in the season.

ID and rotting fruit!

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 20:51

Another case of Scab. Even Crab apples get it.

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