Berghill


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Help identifying

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:11

Just bear in mind that Walnut trees roots kill off other plants which  try to grow under them.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/toxicity-of-black-walnuts-towards-other-plants/

 

Another one to name please

Posted: 15/10/2015 at 16:06

Does to me too!

trowel

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:12

Try to find one which is made from a single piece of metal, with no welds or rivets joining the handle to the blade. I can snap one of those welded stainless steel types in no time even in our soft silty soil.

Alliums Bulbs

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 14:10

Yes ,it is normal. Many of the taller Alliums come from the Steppes, so they tend to be cold weather growers. Roots and leaves appear before the flower stalks and are often dried up and gone when the flowers start. They are as tough as you would imagine anything coming from the Russian Steppes to be.

Reusing pots and trays

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 17:30

There is a theory that plants do better in see through pots. The roots of most plants are photosensitive and shun the light. So in a transparent pot, the roots avoid the outside of the pot so you do not get the problem of roots going round and round the outside of the compost.

No idea if it works though as I have no pots like that to experiment with.

snap dragons,

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:34

Well they have survived here and we have some very low temperatures over the last few winters. And even in the winter there are places in most gardens which get quite reasonably warm.

snap dragons,

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:24

There are perennial Antirhinums. A. pulvinaris and A. molle to name but two of them. They will survive in a well drained sunny spot.

Plant identity

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:21

Fascicularia bicolor is indeed a Bromeliad and hardy in much of Britain, in a well drained sunny spot.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 11:03


 If this is the one you mean then the plant is actually Kalimeris incisa Blue Star rather than a straight Aster.

Lovely red leaves

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 21:12

Beat me to it, I was about to warn about its rampant growth.

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