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Latest posts by Berghill

ident please

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 12:46

If the stems are triangular in profile then it well could be Carex pendula which is an awful seed weed.

New beds and couch grass

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:23

Not easy, unless you can separate the couch and get weedkiller on it, without touching the plants. Otherwise, you have to do what we are doing at present. Grow the plants on in the pots until they are strong and healthy. then take them out of the pots and wash all the compost off the roots. Tease out the couch grass roots and repot the plants. Do this until there is no more couch appearing. Time consuming, but it works, eventually.


my first succulent

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:02

And watch out for Vine weevils in the roots. Many, if not all, succulents dislike insecticides, so spraying is not a good idea.

wild Orchid.????

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 08:58

Sorry Herbgarden, no image showing.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:22

We get it most years and as long as we spray early enough, it does not affect the fruit. However, unsprayed the apples do get covered in the Scab. They can still be edible if peeled.

What's this? Flower in lawn...

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 21:22

Not sure but it could be Ladies Smock.Cardamine pratensis.

Problem- Coxs Pippin

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:32

Looks like Apple scab. This is one of the many forms of spot causing fungus which attack almost every plant there is. Spray with Copper sulphate (if you can get it still).

Fungus on my Acer

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 17:30

You need to use a soap based insecticide to dissolve the waxy covering, then the insect underneath will die.

Cornus Canadensis

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:07

I grow it and struggle to keep it going, even in the woodland situation it is supposed to enjoy. They are also very expensive to buy.

plum tree-are they suckers that are growing

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:41


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Bearded Iris

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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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Garden Pictures 2015

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Early Spring

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First Hellebore!

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Snowdrops have started

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