Berghill


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Kaffir Lily?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 15:10

Now Hesperantha coccinea. If it likes your garden, as it does ours. it will spread like wild fire. We have had all the available colours over the years, but they seem to revert to red (or they self seed and the red form is more robust and kills off the others). They grow from corms by the way.

Dividing Carex 'Evergold'

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:53

Grasses are best split in Spring, That is when they make new root growth. They may just sulk if done now as they will not put out new roots until next year.

Compost Heap

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 08:57

When we were clearing up this land, we found the base of the old outside  toilet. Since the old houses on site had no running water or sewerage, the toilet itself was just a bucket with a seat on it. The contents would eventually have been dug into the garden, usually the Veg plot too.

So for those worried about urine in the compost, by the time you come to use the stuff on the garden, the urine will have long been broken down by soil bacteria.

Plant identity

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:44

All the V.x bodnantense are scented, the difference between the three is the shade of pink of the flowers.

Anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 17:43

Nicandra physalodes aka Shoo fly plant and various other names too.

unidentified plant

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 14:47

Definitely Salvia sclarea turkestanica. That is the bud waiting to extend and for the flowers to appear.

unidentified plant

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 13:43

Salvia of some description. Possibly S. turkestanica.

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:52

The Crab Apple Profusion in the walled garden at Sugnall in Staffs are smothered in good size fruit and they seem to last well into Autumn.

Compost Heap

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:50

LesleyK. One of the pieces of advice given somewhere else is to insert a long bar into the heap and make a series of holes in the compost. This supposedly allows air into the grass cuttings to help them rot down. Never had any trouble with grass cuttings (and with 1'4 of an acre of grass we get plenty) so I have never needed to try this out.

Compost Heap

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:45

Grass turns to mush like that because it is lacking in oxygen. If you have an open heap, then turning it when adding the extra material as suggested will help it decompose.

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