Latest posts by Berghill

ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 16:53

He did say the flowers were blue!!!!!!!!!!!!

ID for tall flowering plant.

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:27

Green alkanet?

another bulb from nowhere and a baby shrub

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 12:54

Funny you should ask about a white Muscari, I have got some in a place where there has never been any Muscari at all. They are not white M. ambrosiacum either. The flowers are slightly different and less tightly packed. Wonder if they have come in compost from plants we have bought?

Novice Gardner - help with plant appreciated

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 16:28

One of the Weigelas. Usually does not get pruned, except to remove dead or crossing branches to keep an open shape. Any pruning is done after flowering has finished.

When ours blocks the path I just take the shears to it and cut it back when needed.

Alpine phlox

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 12:53

Any time. Just take a piece about 2 inches long which has no flowers on it. You may have to wait until it has finished flowering though. Gently strip the leaves from the bottom of the cutting and put the bottom half in a pot of gritty compost and keep somewhere lightly shaded. They root very easily. If you look round the base of the plant you may find shoots with roots already.

Help please on starting a thread!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:54

Go to your Profile. Then to Forum Settings and Tick the Box for Advanced Editor.

Anyone able to identify these plants please?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:51

Geranium, not well up on the  varieites.

Geum, probably urbanum which is an absolute thug.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:49

Oh and checked around Mai Tai. There are two seedlings near to it. One is a very very pale yellow, upward facing flower, very much like Geum Kathryn and the other is very much like Mai Tai itself. Nothing round Totally Tangerine though.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:47

This is Geum Firecracker, a lot more orange in it than the pictures shows. Flower is a good 2 inches across.

 And Geum Cosmopolitan Cocktail


Small green eggs? in compost.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:32

You would not believe the number of people who take back plants to Nurseries because of the 'insect' eggs in the compost.

Probably the most frequently asked question on any of the Gardening Websites.

For those interested, most insect eggs are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Mollusc eggs are generally clear or when about to hatch, milky white.

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