Berghill


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Plant id please

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:55

Crinum has been suggested too.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 16:59

I actually only grow the native Mullein specifically for the moths. They make a dreadful mess of the plants, but so what. In  a garden this size we can hide things like that at the back of a deep border and no one but us sees it.

To buy or not to buy

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 08:59

We live in the country too and have had hens, which are a real rat magnet. However the poly tunnels have had many pests but never a single live rat. We did have a cat who used to leave evidence of his hunting prowess on the path in there.

Go for it.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 12:46

The story of how I got into gardening originally is oo long to post on here and I cannot find a link to where it is online......yet.

plant indenity

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:36

I have the tall one and it is no problem, just with a smaller version (will try and find a picture). I know I am not the only one to have trouble with it as at least two friends in North Wales both curse the day it entered their lives, or should I say gardens.

 

Photo will have to wait until the wind drops. The flowers on the thug are more upright than on the other by the way, but exactly the same otherwise.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:33

I replied to this thread but it has disappeared.

I siad Antirhinum too or at least in that family.

how to/or if you can divide phlox plants..

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:30

Never tried dividing Phlox subulata or P. douglasii, the alpine ones, but never needed to, they root as they go so all you need to do is take rooted stems and pot them up. If they are in pots then put a few pots of compost round the plant, under the folage and peg stems down, they will soon take root.

plant indenity

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:00

The big tall one is ok, but the small one is an absolute thug. I have been pouring weedkiller on a section of a rock garden for 2 years now tring to get rid of it. Not sure which one is the smaller of the two species, siculum or bulgaricum, but beware if the label shows it as being about 18 inches tall as opposed to 3 feet tall.

Alliums

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:49

As I said before, the stems are almost disconnected from the bulb at flowering time, so removing them does the bulb no harm. In fact you can remove the flowering stems of most bulbs once the flower has finished. Does them good not to expend energy making seeds. The only difference is that the big Alliums have already done all the hard work. Cut them for the house and fret not.

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