Berghill


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What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:39

The Cornus which is flowering now with yellow tiny flowers is Cornus mas. It has red fruits later on, edible but a bit insipid.


 

What flowers in February?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:27

Lonicera fragrantissima or purpusii, both flower now and are wonderfully scented.

Sarcocca, Christmas Box, again flowering now and highly scented.

Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postil ditto.

Improve my soil

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:32

It does seem unusual for nothing to grow somewhere. Not even weeds? Or do you mean that ornamentals don't grow?

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 17:16

The garden is just under an acre and it is all down to myself and my wife. It helps being retired with the time element.

Cyclamen Coum not Flowering

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 13:23

C.hederifolium is much more of a woodland plant than C. coum.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:47

Looking good B.L.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:29

I cannot find the thread where folks posted pictures of their gardens so I started one for this year.

Here is my contribution. A wander round the garden this morning.

http://s703.photobucket.com/user/Owdboggy/slideshow/February%202015

Cyclamen Coum not Flowering

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 12:21

Depends on the size of the corm. Small ones take a while to reach flowering size.

Not sure about growing them in the same pot as hederifoloium. They need slightly different  conditions. C.coum prefer a little more sun than C. hederifolium to get them to flower well.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:28

Actually all the forms of V tinus look the same in bud like that and even in flower you need to be fairly expert to tell them apart. We have V tinus Eve Price, V.tinus French White, and V tinus compactum as well as straight V tinus. Only way to really distinguish them is by the label.

Peacock Orchid seeds

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 12:54

If they are as easy as Gladiolus byzantinus (or whatever it is called now) then they are dead easy. They do not need cold stratification, but keep the seed pots cool, rather than hot. Germination should take place in spring. Seedlings look like grass. Grow on in the seed pot, feeding with half strength liquid feed for the first year. Then when the leaves start to go yellow, stop watering and keep the pot somewhere cool but frost free. Repot the whole thing the following Spring in a deeper pot with fresh compost and grow on for another season. If the corms are then big enough to separate, do so and grow on until they reach flowering size. Takes about 3 to 4 years.

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