London (change)
Today 21°C / 15°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 13°C

Berghill


Latest posts by Berghill

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.

difference-in-bulb-sizes

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 10:52

Be careful what you wish for! I have just removed three compost sacks full of Allium ostrowskianum aka farreri and other names too. It is the small purple one which often comes in the packs of mixed small Alliums.

All Alliums of the common types (common as in easily obtained) have the potential to be seed weeds if you are not careful. I have a huge bank of Allium karatviense Ivory Queen, all from self sown seeds.

If only some of the Californain ones would seed like that!

Oh and many of the Alliums sold as Gladiator are not what they claim to be. Still nice tall purple/blue things though.

compost-friendly-for-wildlife

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 12:37

Agree completely. After all the professional Council recycling compost makers do not add anything to their heaps. They just keep them watered and turned, every day.

Discussions started by Berghill

Growers or Killers?

Replies: 37    Views: 870
Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 12:33

Snowdrops have started

Replies: 9    Views: 514
Last Post: 05/02/2014 at 07:54

Shredder Bosch AXT2000HP

Replies: 5    Views: 447
Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 15:24

Opposite of gloating

Replies: 2    Views: 332
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 22:49

Clean trousers

Replies: 22    Views: 660
Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 11:01

Adonis amurensis

Replies: 1    Views: 345
Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 18:19

Shredder

Replies: 29    Views: 1855
Last Post: 16/12/2013 at 21:56

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

Replies: 2    Views: 582
Last Post: 18/08/2013 at 19:37

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

 
Replies: 20    Views: 1173
Last Post: 05/08/2013 at 23:25

Potato problem

Replies: 4    Views: 813
Last Post: 20/05/2013 at 17:03

Plant id

Replies: 11    Views: 585
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 20:47

Photo size

Replies: 7    Views: 497
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 21:44

Sheds

Replies: 3    Views: 804
Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 21:04

A mild annoyance

Replies: 4    Views: 650
Last Post: 07/01/2013 at 17:57

Helleborus x hybridus

Replies: 3    Views: 729
Last Post: 04/01/2013 at 15:26
1 to 15 of 20 threads