Latest posts by Berghill

Where in the UK is beautiful for a little holiday home

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:04

How about North West Shropshire? Small house with 1 acre or so of spectacular garden.

Another ID!

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 08:57

Not as rampant as Lysimachia Firecracker or the straight L. punctata which are thugs.

Another ID!

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 20:38

Has the look of Lysimachia clethroides.

Plant Id

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 15:08

Definitely not Lavender, sorry. Looks more like one of the Fireweeds. (Cannot remember the proper name at present).

Allium problem

Posted: 10/10/2017 at 11:58

Many of the tall Alliums are natives of the Russian Steppes. So they actually grow in Autumn and early winter. The leaves are frost proof so when, if, we get a cold spell it will do them no harm. They actually flower after the leaves have finished their job. If you feel the need to feed them, then now while they have green leaves is a good time to give them a foliar feed.

Flower self-seeding into lawn

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 17:36

Looks like Leucanthemum vulgare, the ox-eye daisy. Lawn Weed killer should see it off.

Please help identify tree disease

Posted: 04/10/2017 at 17:10

Looks like a bracket fungus to me.

ID this tall plant with seed please

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 17:49

It can be a weed. It has spread along the old railway line between Parkgate and Gayton for quite  a distance. Can only be a garden escape as it is an American native.

Grit for Mediterranean Garden

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:59

I only use the soi-dit 'Alpine grit' as top dressing for pots. On the actual rockery I use the 10 mm stuff from the Builders merchant. You can buy the 5mm stuff in bulk if you can find a quarry nearby which supplies it. We bought 5 tons of it when we first moved here.


Posted: 03/10/2017 at 11:55

No need to dig them up, just plant somewhere where the soil gets a good sun baking in Spring and Summer. Sadly they just die out here for us as we are too cold in Spring.

Discussions started by Berghill

Vine Weevil frustration

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Urgent -re Damsons

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Pheasant damage

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Two shrubs for id

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A Few May Flowers

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Liverwort on seed pots

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Shrub id

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Barnardia numidica

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Oemleria cerasiformis

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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

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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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