Latest posts by Berghill

Primula Auricula

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:45

No problems, it is on a South east facing wall. Do have a shade netting if the sun ever shines too much though.


Primula Auricula

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 09:12

This is where I grow mine, in Summer. In winter they are moved to the cold greenhouse.


House moving and needing plant advice

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 09:04

Important to remember that you must specifically exclude any plants form the sale and make sure the purchasers know it. Plants in the soil belong to the property and as such removing them without excluding them is illegal.

Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 20:33

You can spray the blossom with Calcium as well, or just spread lime on the soil round the tree. I did the Calcium thing as there are plants under our trees which are not that fond of lime.


Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 15:23

The top image is Scab, one of the most common Apple fungus and a bad year for it this year it has been too.

Yes, that is Bitter pit and Bramleys are rather prone to it. It is caused by a Calcium deficiency. Often weather related when the calcium in the soil becomes unavailable because of extreme drought or leached out by extreme rainfall.

We find they are not edible when afflicted by Bitter pit.

I treated ours by  making deep holes around the tree with a crow bar and filling them with a Calcium solution. It seemed to work.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:01

How very odd I posted the answers a few hours ago and they have gonned.

Hope this does not spoil anyone's pleasure.

1.Honesty 2. Viola 3. Wallflower 4. Shamrock 5. King Cup 6. Ragged robin 7. Phlox 8. Anemone 9. Solomon's Seal 10. Love in a mist 11 Dandelion 12. Cowslip 13. Daisy 14. Heath 15. Scarlet Pimpernel 16. Columbine 17. Rue 18. Snow in Summer 19. Chinese Lanterns 20. Hollyhock 21. Mint 22. Periwinkle 23 Primrose 24. Forget me not25 Monkshood 26 Selfheal 27.Busy Lizzie 28. Lobelia 29. Canterbury Bells 30, Iris

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 21:09

It worked for Tootles!

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 17:47

I did PM the answers to  you Miranda.

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 16:21

Never managed to keep them alive long enough to see them flower like that.

Christmas quiz questions

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:05

I can PM you the answers, which of course you would not need.

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