Berghill


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tree-with-red-seed-case-and-orange-seed

Posted: 27/08/2013 at 10:46

The fruit is poisonous, containing amongst other substances, the alkaloids theobromine and caffeine, as well as an extremely bitter terpene. Poisonings are more common in young children, who are enticed by the brightly-coloured fruits. Ingestion can result in liver and kidney damage and even death. and the seeds ripen from September to November. The seeds are eaten by frugivorous birds, which digest the fleshy seed coat and disperse the seeds in their droppings. All parts of the plants are poisonous to humans if eaten.

knotweed-for-dummies-please

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:10

Mind you Cornus is a pretty difficult weed to get rid of, though not on the Bindweed/Knotweed class. Every little bit of root left in will grow into a new shrub, pretty quickly too.

are-these-potato-harvest-edible-and-healthy-have-brown-scabs-and-cracked-surface

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:07

Bad cases of scab there. Right first things fiirst. It is caused by having too much lime in the compost. Secondy, it does not normally make the tubers inedible, but you do need to peel them. Do not put the peelings on the compost heap.

centaurea-macrocephala

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:47

Special perennials have a National collection of centaurea,

www.specialperennials.com

cleaning-butternut-squash-with-bleach-solution

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 12:23

Hwlps if you have three freezers like us!

cleaning-butternut-squash-with-bleach-solution

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:42

And if you are worried about storing them why not do as we do? Slice, roast, cool and freeze!

tree-with-red-seed-case-and-orange-seed

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:40

Trouble is that all the Euonymus have very simlar 'berries', even E japonica, when that manages to fruit.

tree-with-red-seed-case-and-orange-seed

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 09:00

There is also E planipes which I have just acquired as a seedling so no fruit yet, E. phellomanus which is very nice and E hamiltonianus in various forms. Got both of those but no pictures.

nightmare-weeds

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:09

The aurantiacum can only be got rid of by using a translocatable weed killer.  In the lawn or grassed area, use Verdone or something suitable for killing broadleaf weeds. BUT, be prepared for a long haul, it is awful stuff!

And I too do not dislike the smell of Herb Robert.

difference-in-bulb-sizes

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:50

About to do the same removal job on Allium cernuum and Allium roseum and Allium saxatile, all of which have strayed from their allotted sppces. I have another one but the name escapes me, yellow under normal circumstances (not moly) but I have found gold, orange, red, white, very pale yellow and until the seedlings flower it is impossible to know what colour they are. I will keep the different coloured ones.

Now if Allium wallichianum was as easy to get to flowering size I would be happy. Or even happier with A. plummerae  seed.

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