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Has anyone grown Cornutas AKA(horned pansy )

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 08:57

Viola cornuta minor alba is a seed weed in this garden. I spend my life pulling it out of the paths. Shame as it is a nice little plant. Did grow one with speckled pale blue flowers, but the snails kept on eating it to nothing so it eventually gave up.

What do I do with my clematis over winter?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:29

Pruning is dead easy, just cut the stems off just above a pair of leaves or a bud,if no leave l visible. Sounds brutal, but Clematis can  and do grow well over 12 feet long new stems over Summer, if well fed of course.

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:49

Our soil is very well drained peaty silt which may be why they enjoy it.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 17:46

I was once stopped in the street by a very pretty teenage girl, trying to talk to me about Religion. I said that I could never join any sect which encouraged young girls to accost  male strangers in the street. Funny, they stopped doing it after that!

There did used to be a few 'tiff's take place on the old Beeb site. Remember the Hedgehog row? And the Lady who responded pretending to be her solicitor?

Ah, those were the days.

This forum

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:13

I belong to a few Gardening sites and they are all as friendly as this one. Must be something to do with  the type of people who garden.

Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:10

Now Hesperantha coccinea. If it likes your garden, as it does ours. it will spread like wild fire. We have had all the available colours over the years, but they seem to revert to red (or they self seed and the red form is more robust and kills off the others). They grow from corms by the way.

Dividing Carex 'Evergold'

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:53

Grasses are best split in Spring, That is when they make new root growth. They may just sulk if done now as they will not put out new roots until next year.

Compost Heap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:57

When we were clearing up this land, we found the base of the old outside  toilet. Since the old houses on site had no running water or sewerage, the toilet itself was just a bucket with a seat on it. The contents would eventually have been dug into the garden, usually the Veg plot too.

So for those worried about urine in the compost, by the time you come to use the stuff on the garden, the urine will have long been broken down by soil bacteria.

Plant identity

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:44

All the V.x bodnantense are scented, the difference between the three is the shade of pink of the flowers.

Anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:43

Nicandra physalodes aka Shoo fly plant and various other names too.

Discussions started by Berghill

Olearia x haastii

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Growers or Killers?

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Snowdrops have started

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Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

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Opposite of gloating

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Clean trousers

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Adonis amurensis

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Shredder

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hurrah-first-discovery-of-the-new-season

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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

 
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Potato problem

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Plant id

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Photo size

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Sheds

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A mild annoyance

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