Berghill


Latest posts by Berghill

Spider mites on rosemary?

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 17:47

You do not get spider mites outside in Britain. They cannot stand the cold and damp.

Probably more due to cold, Rosemary is not really hardy.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 12:25

What? Disposing of them when they do not perform to expectations!

Blind Daffodils

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:48

If you want them to flower then leave them alone, do not even tie them up. They need the leaves to make food for next years flowering. Might even be worth feeding them with a low nitrogen foliage feed too.

Blackcurrant leaf trouble

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 17:07

Blister aphids

Sap-sucking aphids cause the leaves of currant bushes to become distorted, with raised, puckered areas and patches of yellow-green or red.

Organic

If the symptoms were evident last summer, in winter get rid of the eggs by spraying plants with an enzyme wash, which will quickly dissolve them.

Chemical

In spring, spray plants with the systemic insecticide pyrethrum to kill the emerging aphids. Don't wait for the symptoms to appear, as there's no point in spraying once the leaves have become puckered.

Anyone able to identify this plant?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:57

Waste of time, for every one you dig up you will leave a dozen behind to spread.

I like them and only put Roundup on the ones which grow in the wrong place.

So how about a white flowered one?


 

Mystery viburnum

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 17:52

Could well be a Ribes, but it seems very early for them to flower.

Is it just me?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 20:30

I had this problem with the bulb thing on top of the Provado. In the end I took a knife and cut off the top of the bottle and used the old measuring cup which came with the old bottle.

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 16:27

I think the ones i used to buy are 6 inches tall. They were ideal for long rooted things, like Hellebores and various shrubs. Congleton Plastics used to make them 20 years ago which is the last time I managed to get some.

LBS Plastics are very good suppliers.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:11

Lot of complaints about Celandines, but I like them,, especially these.


Ficaria verna Poached Egg


Ficaria verna Collarette


 Ficaria verna Double form

 

 

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 15:06

Try buying tall 4 inch square ones. No-one even makes them any more from what I can see.

Discussions started by Berghill

Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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Iris sibirica

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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Silly question of the day!

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Ptilostemon afer

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Bearded Iris

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Bloooo...badger

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