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Latest posts by Berghill

Lily beetle on penstemmon plants

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:00

Just be careful that they are Lily beetles. There is a Red Cardinal beetle which may be mistaken for Lily beetle. They are gardeners friends not enemies.

Perfume Viburnum.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:58

Our V. juddii is very highly scented.

The most scented one we know of is Charis, that is a much smaller growing shrub. Another lower growing and very scented one is V.Mohawk.

We have about 25 different Viburnums in the garden.

Oxalis-but which one?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:06

Oxalis acetosella is a possibility. Native to Britain.

ID Please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:17

Akebia quinata aka The Chocolate vine. Very vigorous grower where suited.

Identify plant??

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:14

One of the forms of Euphorbia

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:00

If the stems are square then it is one of the mint family, they all have square stems. I would go with Dove's suggestion. A thug to get rid off too!

Check out your greenhouse.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:54

You mean that you don't turn your pots a quarter of a turn every day to keep them in good shape and not growing towards the sun?

Moving bulbs

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:56

Yes, this was often done to make room for summer bedding. Just give them a good watering to settle the soil around the roots and try not to damage too many roots when moving them.

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:43

Saffron does not  come from  Colchicum, it comes from Crocus sativus.

All parts of Colchicum are poisonous.

Keep an eye open for the bulbs flowering in the packets in Garden Centres. They often then sell them off cheaply. It does not matter if they have flowered in the shop, you can still plant them and get flowers the following season.

Clematis wilt?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:42

In Wilt the leaves turn dark green, nearly purple and it begins at the base of the plant. Mollusc damage causes the leaves to droop from the top of the plant downwards.

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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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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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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