Berghill


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Arum maculatum, cuckoopint, lords and ladies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 12:30

Add some washing up liquid to the Roundup, it makes the stuff stick to the leaves so that it can be absorbed before sliding off.

Too many worms?

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 12:47

You can't have too many worms in compost. They are primary agents in the decomposition process. The more there are, the faster the material is broken down and the better the finished product.

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:20

All Primulas are very prone to getting attacked.

I use a non-peat based compost. It does seem to slow them down a little.

Oh and I soaked, and I mean SOAKED, a lot of Geums in Provado at the recommended concentration and the grubs  survived!

By soaking I mean the plants were stood up to their necks in a soaking tray of the stuff for 24 hours.

Vine weevils - plastic

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:44

Sorry, but I have found them in both clay and plastic, equally. Auriculas grown in either were attacked.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 08:30

It was only allowed to flower once here, about 18 years ago and I am still digging out newly grown ones every year.

Plant ID

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 20:25

Are the leaves triangular in cross section? It looks terribly like  a Sedge. Carex pendula.

muscari

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:41

There are about 45 species of Muscari to choose from, plus a few hybrids and named forms on top of that.

Crow or raven?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:01

Unless of course it is a jackdaw!

Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 10:59

All spring bulbs may be fed with a low nitrogen feed once the flowers have finished, but before the leaves begin to wither.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:41

And very nice they are too. Keep rolling!

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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

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Last Post: 12/12/2015 at 12:53

More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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