Berghill


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Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:54

Mustelids are mammals that belong to the weasel family. Mustelids include 65 species (and 25 genera) of weasels, badgers, ferrets, fishers, grisons, martens, and such like.

Seems a shame

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:52

Our lilies have been producing good shows for the last 18 years, though they are planted in the garden rather than in tubs. Ditto some tulips.

It all depends on how you look after them, well fed, dead headed etc they should flower just as well every year.

Garden DESTROYED!?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 13:07

Otter? or even Mink. We have had mink in the garden and they are the worst possible thing. They dug under and into our Quail run and killed them all, without even eating more than one or two.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 17:48

On the point of 'greenwaste' We have a thing we call the non-compost heap. This is where all the things like dandelion roots, couch, dock etc go. It is covered up so that no water can get to it and it has been left for 3 yeras now. I have opened it up, in the past and the material is beautiful, well rotted and as far as I can tell, weed seed free. At least in the area where I have used it there are no extra dandelions etc.

Now, in theory, the heat produced in the green waste composting process, ought to be enough to kill off all seeds. I am not saying it does, but that is the theory.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:09

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what is it & why is it dying..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:48

Death to any alkaline loving plants. Dianthus never recover and even the cuttings do not always take.

weed or not..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:16

Did not work for me and it tastes disgusting.

what is it & why is it dying..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:13

Ants produce Formic acid and it really does a lot of plants no good at all. I would prune the shrub back to healthy stems and get rid of the ants. It may be worth moving the shrub  to another place with fresh soil and giving it a real good watering to get rid of any acid left on its roots.

Identifying this plant

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:48

That  is what I would have said, Wall Pennywort. My favourite wild plant, wish it would grow in my wall.

Allium paradoxum

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:46

Personally I would keep it planted. I have it growing in the rock garden and it stays there all year round without being disturbed.

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