Latest posts by Berghill

Which type of John Innes for rock plants?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:33

I use JI No2 for alpines as they do not like too rich a soil.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:10

Even more.........

 Scilla biflora alba

 Pulsatilla rubra

 Narcissus bulbocodium

 Scilla biflora

All taken today!

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:07

And some more!

Primula allionii

 Puschkinnia scilloides

 Chaenomeles japonica


 Gentiana verna



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:03

Have some Spring bulbs, mostly.

Pulsatilla halleri

 Scilla lucilliae

Scilla sibirica

 Scilla sardonica




Michaelmas Daisy Pruning

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 11:45

At this time of year all I can see of mine are the remains of the top growth which I ought to have removed in autumn, but never got round to it. All you need to do now is to cut of the dead twigs, back to soil level and wait.

Philadelphus Beauclerk

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:47

Scratch the bark with a finger nail. If alive, under the bark will be green. Ours have only just got buds in the last few days though.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:46

The grubs can only survive if there is food for them in the compost and as they only eat roots, then there should be nothing for them to eat. They are really only a big problem in pots where they are forced to go round and round dining on the roots. Out in the garden they tend to eat in a straight line so they do not completely destroy a plant.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:17

Itea has flowers which look like catkins


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:14

As said, remove all the dead fronds. On evergreen ones the rule is remove an old leaf for each new frond.

Spring Plant id

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:10

Definitely the second one is Leucojum vernum. The first is almost certainly Muscari comosum Plumosum.

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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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