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Latest posts by Berghill

"desirable" plants that become invasive monsters

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 21:18

Everything that does not die.

Edging for bed

Posted: 12/02/2013 at 12:41

The thin plastic lawn edging stuff is less than useful as said. We have concrete edging strips all round our grass, but they are only about 6 inches tall so ypu possibly would need something which went further into the ground.

How much lower is the new area?


Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:34

Alan, "bots" (short for robots) are small programs which  go through postings on Websites looking for particular words. The bot (used by Google, Bing, and other Search engines) then uses the words it finds   when people search for things.

For example a posting on here might contain the word 'Violets'. The bot would pick that up and then when you or I search Google for 'violets' the posting on here might be shown.


Frost & apple trees

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 13:09

Obviously one only puts a fleece on when frost is forecast and it is taken off during the day when the bees are active.

Frost & apple trees

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:07

We are in a frost pocket (every month except August over the last 18 years) and we never bother covering our fruit trees. It all depends I suppose on where you live and how deep the frost gets. The worry of damaging the buds is a minor one and down to how carefully one puts on the fleece and takes it off.

Hows that for a non-commital answer?

unwanted willow tree

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 17:11

If it is close to a drain (sewerage) then you need to remove it anyway.


Posted: 07/02/2013 at 11:56

Stag beetles are big.

too scared to prune

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 10:17

The RHS book on Pruning is a very useful guide.

too scared to prune

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 20:43

In any case it is the wrong time of year to prune back that kind of willow. The ones which produce catkins (as your twisted one ought) should be pruned back after the catkins have finished. They come on new growth, so you remove the old to encourage new and thus get more catkins. Mind you at 3 feet high, yours still has a way to grow and can be left alone, except for removing any dead branches once it has got leaves so you can see which branches are alive.


Posted: 30/01/2013 at 09:04

The moles move ours around the Wood, all year round. They still grow (the Snowdrops not the mole) even though they are lying on the surface in places waiting for the trees to drop leaves on them.

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Clean trousers

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Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

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Plant id

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A mild annoyance

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