Berghill


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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:34

Glad you liked the garden folks.

Yes we still have the pesky kitten and no she has not calmed down much. She now is having to go out all night as the other two were so stressed out with her that they spent all night trying to escape and they do not like going out at night.

She even jumps on our neighbours huge, brute of a cat as well. He runs away from her too and she is half his size.

 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 14:39

We had family visiting from Tasmania yesterday. This is what the garden looked like for them. Took a lot of work to get it neat enough for my liking.
s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/August%20Visit

resusing soil after harvest of potatoes with scab?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:57

Scab on potatoes is caused by a lack of lime, so basically your compost was too acid. It only affects potatoes so there is no danger to any other crop. However, having said that, most Vegetables prefer a slightly alkaline soil so if you want to grow something else in this compost you would need to add some lime and obviously some plant food for the next crop.

Plant ID

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:00

It is a thug which suckers all over the place. Taken three years of spraying with strong weed killer to get it down to a few stems on the road side verge along side our property. Had to be removed as it was threatening to take over the garden.

Frustrating longshot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 17:34

Try Saxifraga fortunei.

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:15

We had one of those new fangled Prairie style gardens. We dug it out on the grounds that if you provide a suitable growing condition for Ornamental grasses then  couch and creeping fescue and other unwanteds will also like it and boy did they.

Zephirin Drouhin might be thornless, but here it is leafless from mid August onwards because of blackspot  which causes the leaves to fall off.

We have Shropshire Lad, and it is definitely as thorny as all the other roses. And it has blackspot, mildew, greenfly and mushy flowers after the over night rain.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 20:25

Believe me it will spread! Leave the seeds if you want more.Birds will put them all over the place for you.

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Three for one!

Plant ID please!

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 17:09

Possibly Iiris foetidissima, Gladwyn or Stinking Iris. The flowers are a bit nondescript so easy to miss.

I thought I knew but.............

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:40

Seems to be a reliable perennial in places where it is suited, just no here.

Discussions started by Berghill

A Few May Flowers

 
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Liverwort on seed pots

 
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Shrub id

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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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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How very frustrating.......

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