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Latest posts by Berghill

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:17

Easy to get hooked too, just been looking at a Galanthus on E-bay at nearly £70, not that I could afford to buy it though.

Gardening Power Tools Survey (8 Questions)

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 18:06

Why do they never have Never as an option on these things?

damson tree pruneing

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 18:02

All plums ( which is what Damsons are a type of) should be pruned in Summer to avoid Silver leaf disease which may be prevalent in late Summer/Autumn.

We never have deliberately pruned our Damsons and they  fruit most years depending on the weather.

I would try feeding yours first. They are actually quite heavy feeders.  Organic material is good and then try a really good soaking with a high Potash fertiliser in later Winter.

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 10:37

I wear surgical gloves for potting up as the compost does cause a small amount of skin peeling for some reason. So how come i still get dirty finger nails? No wonder they were two pairs in surgery.

 

Pockets full of mud so nothing else goes in them. And sweets are a definite no-no!

 

Just been informed that I am going to paint the bedroom ceiling next time it rains. i.e.. tomorrow. Must remember to wear a hat this time!

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:09

And have you ever noticed on TV gardening programmes that they work on borders and the grass/paving/ gravel along side the border stays pristine? Not in my garden it don't.

Clean trousers

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:07

Takes hours to get the speckles off my glasses too!

Clean trousers

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 21:16

My Father was one of those people who could walk across a ploughed field and come out the other end with not a drop of soil anywhere, not even on the soles of his shoes. I used to watch carefully to see it his feet actually touched the ground at all.

Then he used to go mad at me for having dirty shoes!!!!!!!!!!!

No justice.

Bet that model had long finger nails and clean ones at that too.

Clean trousers

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:43

When I come oin site there is often the picture of a gentleman resting his foot on a digging implement. His boots and trousers are CLEAN.

My question is, How the h...l does he do that?. I only have to walk down to the veg patch to be covered in mud, even after a 2 year drought.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:36

As said G. nivalis is scented, but some forms are more scented than others.

No, G. nivalis is almost certainly not native, however it has been out there in the wild (so to speak) for so long that it is now classed as 'native'.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:29

Oh and we have never bought any G. nivalis bulbs except for a the double version. All the ones we have bought are other species, like G ewersii and G. fosteri and some others whose names I always forget.

There is usually a good show of them at the Early Bulb show in Caerleon in February. (Alpine Garden Society show).

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