Berghill


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Dahlias

Posted: 02/04/2016 at 13:27

I suggest you remove your phone number H. You never know what odd calls you might get. Send it to folks in a PM.

Dahlia tubers are reputed to be edible when roasted. BUT Don't take my word for it. I have never tried them.

 

 

celendines

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 21:17

I did.

Will Puschkinia Libanotica cross with English Bluebells

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 14:02

And this one is actually P. scilloides. The name libanotica has been dropped.

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:13

I thought that way before they told me to retire or be dead in  a year. So we bought a house with a large piece of land intending to open a nursery. Believe me the stress levels went through the roof, trying to get it started.

If you are the sort of conscientious type of person (and you sound to be) any job where you need to reach your own set standard is going to be stressful and gardening for other s is no different.

Don't know what to suggest though, except hope that you find some relief from the anxiety. I did, I gave up doing anything, but that is not an option for most people.

Geums

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 17:44

Unless you have foxes.....they dug up the border where I tried to use this. Even though it had been spread thinly and rained on. Blame this as it was the only part of the border dug in and the only part where I used this.

Geums

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 08:57

Cuttings are easy, as is division.

Any food would help them, we just sprinkle Growmore around in the normal course of feeding the borders.

Geums

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 17:17

Bell Bank needs a moister soil than some of them . Hetterton Primrose is a good strong grower for us.

They are all good perennials here, only lost G. capensis and that probably too tender for us.

They also self seed as well which can be a bit of a nuisance as the seedlings vary a lot.

Nice one called Helicopter which we like, spreading petals of pale cream.

Garden sprayed with Weedol last year - can I plant in soil/use grass clippings

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 14:39

Sorry, but I still disagree. I would have no qualms at all about growing veg and eating it. And using the grass mowings in a compost heap.

Geums

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 14:30

I grow a few. The G. rivale types do better in damp soil. The chiloense types can take dryer conditions. Biggest problem is vine weevils grubs who love the roots.

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Garden sprayed with Weedol last year - can I plant in soil/use grass clippings

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 12:31

I cannot see why you cannot grow vegetables , If the grass has survived. With the amount of rain we have had this winter any chemicals will have been well and truly leached out.

Same with using the grass mowings in the compost heap. By the time you are ready to use the compost any problems will have long gone.

As for the veg taking up nasties from the soil, if that worries you then you should not eat any veg bought from any supermarket, ever or even from a Farmshop, unless it is sold as organic and even then possibly not.

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