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Last year's Sweet Williams

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 17:43

Actually short lived perennials which are grown as biennials. Some of mine are  in their 4th year now. All I do is cut them back when they have finished flowered. It seems to suit them.

Feeding with a high potash feed does help them flower.

How do snowdrops naturally divide?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:23

The straight G. nivalis which we have elsewhere,do set seed. It is only the ones in our wood which appear to be sterile.

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How do snowdrops naturally divide?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:08

The Galanthus in our Wood do not seem to set seed, looked every year for seed, but never found any and the ovaries seem to be empty too. However, they are spread rather expertly by the moles.

Shredder

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 20:36

We have this one too. Not as good as their original one, but better than any of the other makes of this type.

Professional petrol driven ones are better still, but very expensive and for a normal size garden, not worth the effort.

Viburnum Opulus Cranberry Bush

Posted: 19/02/2016 at 14:21

Fruit - raw or cooked. Juicy but acid, the taste is best after a frost'

The fruits are rich in vitamin C.

They are an excellent substitute for cranberries and are used in preserves, jams etc.

A jam made from the fruit has a very pleasant flavour that goes well in a porridge.

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 20:40

Has the look of Ragweed, the seeds of which are often included in Bird feeding mixes.

Viburnum Opulus Cranberry Bush

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 17:42

Large quantities of the fruit can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.  The fruit is of very low or zero toxicity, it only causes mild upsets when eaten unripe or in large quantities

Talkback: Shrubs that flower in February

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 15:30

And at £44.95 for a small one, Edgeworthia is a bit pricey for us, as well as being too tender.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:43

Managed to remove the old leaves from some of the Pulsatillas. They are going to be very early this year, looking at the buds

Snowdrops

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 14:41

The snails and slugs here have survived this winter, so far and they definitely eat Snowdrop petals. However, I think that under normal conditions, the petals desiccate very quickly down to a tiny brown wisp,which drops on to the soil and is hard to see.

Discussions started by Berghill

Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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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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Bloooo...badger

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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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