Berghill


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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:03

Have some Spring bulbs, mostly.


Pulsatilla halleri


 Scilla lucilliae


Scilla sibirica


 Scilla sardonica


 Scilla?

 

 

Michaelmas Daisy Pruning

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 11:45

At this time of year all I can see of mine are the remains of the top growth which I ought to have removed in autumn, but never got round to it. All you need to do now is to cut of the dead twigs, back to soil level and wait.

Philadelphus Beauclerk

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:47

Scratch the bark with a finger nail. If alive, under the bark will be green. Ours have only just got buds in the last few days though.

Nematodes

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:46

The grubs can only survive if there is food for them in the compost and as they only eat roots, then there should be nothing for them to eat. They are really only a big problem in pots where they are forced to go round and round dining on the roots. Out in the garden they tend to eat in a straight line so they do not completely destroy a plant.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:17

Itea has flowers which look like catkins

fernadvice

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:14

As said, remove all the dead fronds. On evergreen ones the rule is remove an old leaf for each new frond.

Spring Plant id

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:10

Definitely the second one is Leucojum vernum. The first is almost certainly Muscari comosum Plumosum.

Septic Tank Drain Field

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 12:36

Should not be a problem as long as you remember the rules about what you cannot put down the toilet. (Everything must be bio-degradable).

Once upon a time the contents of the 'earth closet' were used on the garden as fertiliser and people survived.

As Nutcutlet says, the grey water, which is all that should come out of the system, goes into a deep soak away and does not rise to the surface.

Posting removal

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 10:27

The link is there, it has stayed on and it works.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 20:28

Pulsatillas to be exact. Very much earlier than mine though.

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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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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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Bearded Iris

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