Latest posts by Berghill

First Rockery

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 10:56

Living in Inverness,one would expect her to be a member of the Scottish Rock Garden Society. There are local groups which are definitely worth investigating.

First Rockery

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 08:46

And you really do not need any fertiliser in that mix.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 21:20

Better if you wrapped the roots in damp newspaper, if you cannot pot them up. No plant likes its roots drying out. Or put the roots in plastic bags and then cover so the roots are in the dark.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 20:13

They were discovered on that day flowering at Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:42

Better than having to go into the house, remove hat, coat, scarf, gloves and boots to get a camera.

 Did it for this Saxifrage, only because the label has faded and I want to know which one it is.

mahonia X media charity

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:39

When fully ripe, the berries look like purple grapes. Hence its name Oregon grape. They are actually edible if a bit insipid. Removal of seed would be like taking the pips out of grapes.

Yellow magnolia??

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:36

It does keep its colour better than some of the others. Ours is as I  said, only a small tree, but it has had up to 5 flowers on it each season since we bought it. More buds this year as it has grown a little.

PS WE bought it because when I counted the Magnolias in the garden I found 13 of them. After we planted it i found another one which I had missed so now we have 15 of them.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:57

Find someone who sell Valentine's Day?

Not sure that anyone actually does. But the ordinary ones usually flower like that, just a little later that's all. If the molluscs don't eat the buds that is.

Ours do not do too badly, but then we do have hundreds of them so you tend not to notice a few eaten buds.

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:37

This is Scilla luciiliae (Chionodoxa) Valentine's Day without having been eaten.


Yellow magnolia??

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 11:34

We have one called Yellow Bird. Fairly new plant, but so far it has done well.

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