Latest posts by Berghill

What's eating my alliums?!!!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 13:40

Snails. Not a lot one can do about them, unless you put down the beer traps, water with nematodes or go out at night with a torch and catch them at it.


Posted: 09/04/2017 at 09:00

Ours are way behind this year.

Just found a Vine Weevil grub

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 21:18

You cold always try the Amerindian test of the bare buttocks on the soil. If you can sit there then the soil is warm enough. Otherwise you need a soil thermometer!

Just found a Vine Weevil grub

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 20:33

I would be very much inclined to dig up the plant and gently wash the roots clear of the compost in which it came and then replant. I do this with most bought plants as many of them have trouble spreading their roots out of the original potting material. Don't do it to Daphnes though, they hate root disturbance, or Pulsatillas.

Can you name this plant?

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 17:38

Birds eat the berries and drop the seeds. We get a fair number of seedlings from our own Laurels.

Is my kale bolting and if so what should I do?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:44

Actually the flower stalks and heads are just as edible as Broccoli as long as you pick them young.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 21:17

This years Auricula seedlings, well some of them.

I have about 400 seedlings this year,no 2 are exactly the same. Most will be composted though.

Last edited: 01 April 2017 21:25:24

What have I done to my viburnum?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 08:56

Pruning should not have left it damaged like that, unless you somehow cut through the bark on that area without actually removing the stems. Could be wind damage, could be frost damage, could be Viburnum beetle damage. I would prune out the damage and feed the shrub to help it recover.

Lonicera fragrantissima

Posted: 31/03/2017 at 20:31

If you are going to prune it, then now is the right time. They flower best on wood grown from now on, so pruning will encourage the bush to make new shoots.

Hey another plant identify

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 12:19

Agree, does look Bluebell ish. Not the easiest of things to get rid of, even if you want to.

Discussions started by Berghill

A Few May Flowers

Replies: 9    Views: 278
Last Post: 24/05/2017 at 18:27

Liverwort on seed pots

Replies: 6    Views: 155
Last Post: 19/05/2017 at 20:45

Shrub id

Replies: 3    Views: 192
Last Post: 05/05/2017 at 20:55

Barnardia numidica

Replies: 0    Views: 96
Last Post: 16/03/2017 at 11:17

Oemleria cerasiformis

Replies: 5    Views: 209
Last Post: 15/03/2017 at 20:35


Replies: 7    Views: 585
Last Post: 14/01/2017 at 20:50

Monty Don and Potting compost

Replies: 30    Views: 1963
Last Post: 26/10/2016 at 17:05

The Bee Border

Replies: 22    Views: 1621
Last Post: 14/08/2016 at 17:31

The mole hole to end all moleholes

Replies: 7    Views: 548
Last Post: 17/07/2016 at 16:16

Olearia pruning

Replies: 0    Views: 360
Last Post: 05/07/2016 at 08:57

Alpines for All

Replies: 5    Views: 613
Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 17:27

Slup pellets

Replies: 13    Views: 1133
Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 20:26

Iris sibirica

Replies: 8    Views: 952
Last Post: 19/06/2016 at 11:46

Fascinating discovery

Replies: 14    Views: 1888
Last Post: 08/12/2015 at 18:19

How very frustrating.......

Replies: 11    Views: 1841
Last Post: 12/12/2015 at 12:53
1 to 15 of 49 threads