Berghill


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Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:45

Cannot agree with Obelixx on this occasion. It is not easy to control. I have been pouring weed killer on a section of a border for over 5 years now to  try to get rid of this utterly pernicious weed and I noticed today that there is new growth appearing.

Never, never, never ever plant it, except n a concrete pot  where its roots cannot escape.

tomatoes and seed

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:31

Killing plants and doing the wrong thing totally!

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 11:36

Wish someone had told our cats about the hour change. They still wanted to go out at first light.

Bet if we did have Camelot type weather (rain at night and light winds and sun in the day) someone would complain.

And I ain't about to spit on any cows either!

tomatoes and seed

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 11:33

Blight is soil borne so it does not affect the seeds. You may use them as you will.

If the foliage has been blighted then it is best not put on the compost heap. the heat generated in the normal heap is not enough to kill the spores. You need the sort of temperatures generated in the big industrial heaps.

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:59

Yeah and watch out for flying pigs too!

Growing Apples from seeds

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 16:52

The kind of fruit produced by these seed grown trees is called a 'spitter' One bite and you spit it out!

quince trees

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:52

Can you describe the symptoms please? Only the only virus which seem to attack Quince are not that prevalent in Britain..........yet. Oh and which Quince? Cydonia or Chaenomeles?

Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:59

Got dreadfully bored with it after 20 minutes and turned off and read a book instead.

Potting on Auricula's

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:51

To a certain extent it depends on what you are going to do with the plants after potting on. If they  have a really good root system and there is no where for the roots to extend to in their present situation, then you are better potting them up as long as you then keep the pots protected over winter. They may not make a lot of new roots from now on, so you would need to keep an eye on the watering to avoid them sitting in damp compost.

I have some cyclemen bulbs will they grow now? :)

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:24

Not really, unless the packing material was still damp.

Try soaking the corms in warm water overnight before planting, that sometimes help.

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