Berghill


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Succulent Problems

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 20:45

Put it somewhere warm and stop watering it.

Disaster

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 20:37

Bit late once they have started on them. Cabbage root flies that is. What you need to do in future is to put the pads down round the plant when you put it in. These are circles of roofing felt with a slit to a hole in the centre. They stop the fly laying its eggs on the plant stem.

The chemical treatment makes the plants inedible to my way of thinking.

Straggly Geum

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:39

Which one is it? Some of the taller types do tend to flop without staking. Totally Tangerine and Blazing Sunset both do it.

What on earth is this ??

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 17:38

Being persecuted these days as it is mistaken for Lily beetle. Shame, it is one of the good guys.

Rusty nails - truth or myth

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 15:24

All our ,well both, our Hydrangea macrophylla types are pink despite the presence of nails.

Rusty nails - truth or myth

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 13:57

No idea, but if you want a soil full of rusty nails then come and dig in our garden. We find them every time we cultivate, mostly hand made ones from pre-industrial nail making days. You can tell as they are triangular rather than round.

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 09:00

When the seed pods begin to split and show small black seeds is the time to collect them. Sow straight away for best results.

In the wild, these Allium seed heads detach from the plant and roll across the steppes shedding their seeds as they go.

Strange growth on allium

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 16:34

Agree. Alliums do sometimes produce these bulbils in the flower heads. They are perfectly normal as Edd says.

Can anyone identify this shrub?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:49

Looks like Enkianthus campanulatus to me. In which case it does prefer a neutral to acidic soil. If it is then try feeding it with Camellia/Rhododendron food.

A cutting form our Hawthorn tree?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 14:53

Once again, the berries do not produce a tree like the parent. In fact in the last 20 years we have never actually seen any berries on our double flowered Haw. I have a feeling it is a sterile one.

Air layering only works on things which will produce roots from leaf buds on the stem. The procedure forces a shrub/tree to change those buds into root buds. Trees which do not have that ability will not root.

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