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Latest posts by Berghill

greenhouse woes.

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:43

Also try sprinkling Sulphur dust on them. This kills off the Botrytis spores which is what your mould is. I use this a lot on my Primula allionii plants which are very prone to infection.

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:40

Just out of interest, rats have managed to get into our Apple store. They have done a lot of damage to the fruit as you would expect. However, it is the manner of their ingress which is interesting. They have chewed their way through the floor.......................4 inches of concrete!


Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:37

Some !"!"!!"££ has dumped a load of hedge prunings down the lane. Now much of it is obviously conifer, but a lot of the thicker stuff is not so easy to id. It has mahogany coloured bark (very similar to our cherry trees) and the cut ends are bright orange. If you use Firefox it is exactly the same colour as the Firefox box at the top left of the screen. There is no discernible smell of pine and no sticky sap. No picture as I am not up to walking the mile down the road in the drizzle.
Anyone any ideas?

Buying plants on line

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 21:24

Have to say that when we went round a large Garden Centre last week, looking at the prices of their ordinary stuff, never mind anything unusual, we were horrified. They have priced themselves out of our pockets now. Sadly our favourite Nursery (mainly trees and shrubs)  has also put its prices way beyond our pockets too. Like others we go to Plant Fairs and do a little buying online, mostly for rare bulbs which can only be bought that way.

Help identifying a plant please

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 08:44

Does look like the thornelss Blackberry which we have.

lost its leading shoot

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 19:54

By the way it is almost certainly Fraxinus excelsior Jaspidea. It is grafted and the seeds grow as ordinary Ash and it is going to get the Ash fungus if it comes to your area.

Panicum virgatum 'Hanse Herms' German speaker needed

Posted: 22/11/2012 at 12:52

Grasses really are best split and repotted in early Spring. The roots are now going dormant so the plant will sit and do nothing over winter. If ket too wet then it will rot.


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:39


Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:44

I mentioned the stamen as those of Crocus and Colchicum are very different, so very useful in telling them apart. They are different genus.

plant invasion

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 12:43

Or, worse case scenario, it could even be Dry rot. That produces long white filaments which spread everywhere.

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