Berghill


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Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:47

This is Geum Firecracker, a lot more orange in it than the pictures shows. Flower is a good 2 inches across.


 And Geum Cosmopolitan Cocktail


 

Small green eggs? in compost.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:32

You would not believe the number of people who take back plants to Nurseries because of the 'insect' eggs in the compost.

Probably the most frequently asked question on any of the Gardening Websites.

For those interested, most insect eggs are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Mollusc eggs are generally clear or when about to hatch, milky white.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:00

PEST free????????

Vine weevils love the roots.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:22

Very easy from seed, too easy from seed, far far far too easy from seed. BUT, the named ones do not always come true to name so what you get may be better or worse.

Was thrilled to see a plant which arose in my garden on sale at a Plant Fair on Sunday.

It is possible that the ones you mention are sterile. Never checked on mine to see if there are any 'wildings' around them.

I have over thirty of the things and would have more, but I have been ordered to stop buying them.

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:57

I like it when they show the 'latest' satellite image with it showing clear skies over us and yet it is pouring with rain..............or vice versa.

clematis wilt?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:40

Not wilt, it does not get Clematis montana. Easy enough to tell, Wilt starts at the bottom of the stem and works up. If the leaves are drooping from the top of the stem downwards then it is something else. Look at the base of the 'wilting' stem and see if something has eaten the bark off it. Snails love rasping away at Clematis stems and then that stem will die back.

What is this flower

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 16:17

Will be better planted out in the garden. They are hungry plants and to flower well they need food.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 21:03

Someone said that there did not seem to be much colour at this time in May ??????????

Found these in the garden.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/May%20Colour%202015

Have to disagree. And I could have found more too!

MYSTERY PLANT?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:58

If you do want to grow the seedlings on it pots, then take them up almost as soon as they have germinated, even before they have  true leaves. They very quickly make large roots runs and they hate having their roots disturbed at the wrong time of year. Also when you do come to move them (September is best for bigger plants) then do not let them dry out while out of the soil. That does them no good at all. I tend to drop seedlings into a bucket of water to carry them to the potting shed.

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 21:10

I write Children's stories. Or at least I used to when my children were young and then when my grand children were. Now I have no target audience it is a lot harder to do it.

 

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