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Latest posts by Berghill

Can I plant near a septic tank?

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 09:02

Only the water from our Separation type dranage sytem (Septic tank system is different) goes into the field beyond our garden. If there are any germs in it then the wheat/barley/rape seed/potatoes which are grown in there are going to be affected. No, the usual system is such that the grey water sump is  deep underground and since gravity pulls the stuff downwards, the chances of anything from the discharge reaching the roots of plants are very small to non-existent.

About the only thing you need to watch is blocking access to the tank. It will need emptying every now and then.

Yet another mystery plant...

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 21:16

6???????? I pulled out over a 100 from just one bed yesterday!

Plant identification

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:07

Do the leaves smell of Onions? Looking again the flowers do look like Allium flowers.

Plant identification

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 17:37

Bit hard to seee but they look like Tulbaghia to me.

Marmande tomatoes

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:40

At least you got some, not one of the 12 seeds in the packet was actually Marmande. Sadly we cannot remember whose seeds they were.

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 17:58

Deep is the word. I follwed them down in one part of the garden to over a metre. And still they come up!

Japanese Anemone

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 15:40

And you are likely to end up with the dratted stuff in both places!

help identifying plant

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:36

Bit early for coum to be showing that much leaf. If not hederifolium then it just about could be C. persicum.

help identifying plant

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 20:59

Not only is it a cyclamen, it looks like Cyclamen hederifolium too!

Plum Fruit Moth?

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 13:07

If the grub is white then it is more likely to be Plum sawfly than Plum moth. Just as bad though. As FB says they are nothing to do with aphids.

All you can do is to spray with a suitable insecticide about a week after the petals have fallen from the flowers.

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