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Latest posts by Berghill

Unidentifued white flowering climber

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 17:38

There is a case for actually placing this plant on the Banned list (like Japanese knotweed and Balsam). It is an awful thug.

Once saw someone coming out of a Garden Centre with three of them! Heaven help their neighbours.

Allium yellow star - do we cut the foliage?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:31

Once it has started to wither then it is ok to remove the leaves. I also take off the flower heads as they seed everywhere.

I.D Required

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 15:26

Cicorium intybus as said.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 20:50

When we moved here, we brought over 3,000 plants with us. We moved in October and by the middle of November, it froze and stayed frozen until March. We lost 90 percent of the plants as we could not plant them nor get them under cover. So ,Verdun, choose your moving time carefully.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 17:52

Thought I ought to get some pictures before the thunderstorm (HAH!)  flattens the plants,

What is it?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:21

Or maybe Greengage? Damson fruit tends to be longer rather than rounded like this.

Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:16

This is interesting from the Plants for Future Website

Corncockle. Agrostemma githago

The seed and leaves are poisonous, containing saponin-like substances, Although poisonous, saponins are poorly absorbed by the human body and so most pass through without harm. Saponins are quite bitter and can be found in many common foods such as some beans. They can be removed by carefully leaching the seed or flour in running water. Thorough cooking, and perhaps changing the cooking water once, will also normally remove most of them. However, it is not advisable to eat large quantities of food that contain saponins. Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish

Is this a euphorbia?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:10

It can be an absolute thug, seeds everywhere and has toxic sap.

Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:58

Even worse they interbreed and destroy the genetic pool.

Sad thing is that the plague of Spanish slugs which were going to cause cars to skid off the road, don't eat the invasive plants either.

Corn Cockle can kill?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 11:32

For heavens sake, don't tell them about Euphorbia then, or even better Water Hemlock.

Discussions started by Berghill

How very frustrating.......

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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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Nectaroscordum siculum

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Chlorotic leaves

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Camassia changing colour

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Health and Safety

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Posting removal

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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Olearia x haastii

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