Berghill


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Identify a plant

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:36

It is a type of Sedge which is similar to grass, but needs a damper soil. Not poisonous, indeed some of the sedges have edibkle seeds

clematis wilt

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:42

As I keep saying, wilt starts at the bottom of a Clematis and goes up, mechanical damage (molluscs, lawn mower, wind, careless passer-by) starts at the top and works down.

We too have had ones regrow a few years after apparently dying.

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:39

Spring is the best time to move any grass. That is when they make new roots. Doing it any other time means that it will have to survive on the roots it already had. Best of luck with it.

clematis wilt

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 15:30

Clematis wilt is actually rather rare. What were the varieties which 'succumbed' and who diagnosed it for you?

Yes, you may replant in the same place. If you are concerned then add some of the Replant stuff which is sold these days.

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 20:42

Seems very tall for Eucomis, Ours are only about 18 inches maximum when in seed like that. But, yes it well could be that.

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:46

The seed heads of Phtyolaca americana is what it reminds me of.

Hedging help please!!

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:44

Have a look at Lonicera nitida, comes in green and yellow variegated forms. Easy to keep to a reasonable height.

Camellia - seed pods

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 16:19

Watch out for molluscs. The seedlings which I got this year were destroyed in one night of mollusc mayhem. My fault I should have found somewhere safe from predators..

Confused by cyclamen

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:52

The ones sold by Homebase et all are versions of C. persicum and they are only hardy down to about -2c.. And then only in well drained soil.

There is a hardeir C. persicum from the Golan Heights in Lebanon, but it is not that easy to come by.

Allium Cernum

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 20:49

And if you are like me, then you will have millions of them all around! They seed if you do not get around to dead heading them.

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How very frustrating.......

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