Berghill


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monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 12:31

Well, you do have to eat a humungous amount of Lettuce or Carrot for them to poison you, but they are poisonous. 

So is water in massive doses.

monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:06

But then so are Lettuce and Carrots and green potatoes.

What's This Plant

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:04

Campanula of some description.

monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:06

Well I ain't dead yet! I think.

Plant ID

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:04

One of the few genus of which I have no literature.

A couple of IDs please.

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 18:02

Could be, now that I have seen the leaves. Not that I can find any Potentillas exactly like that either.

Sand/Grit

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:27

All to do with the particle size. Soft sand has smaller, more rounded particles so it sticks together. Sharp sand has larger more angular particles so it falls apart.

Rub it between your fingers, sharp sand feels gritty. Soft sand will make a ball when squeezed.

Sharp sand is what you need for adding to soil.

A couple of IDs please.

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:24

First is a Poppy  of some description, but which one????

The shrub is Spiraea, not sure of the species, but bumalda is a possibility.

Plant ID

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:22

As you surmise, the first one is Alchemilla mollis. Dead head it before it seeds all over the place. I just take shears and cut it all off at a few inches high. It regrows.

The second is Hypericum perforatum  possibly, but defo a Hypericum

monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:15

We have a lot of varieties of Aconitum in the garden from pure white through blue to yellow. They are no more poisonous than, as Nutculet says, half the other plants in the garden. I spent half an hour this morning removing seed heads from one, no gloves and lots of scratches on the hands. My heart is still beating at the same rate as it normally does. My wife will let you know if I die!

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