Berghill


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Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 08:53

Verdun has hit it on the head.

Division is done when the soil begins to cool down. I did mine in September. They hate having their roots dry out so when transplanting make sure the pieces stay wet. Seedlings are best moved when they get their first true leaves. Seeds should be sown fresh.

aconites

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 17:57

For those who do have them, then growing from seed is reasonably easy, as long as you remember to take the seed when it is still green. Gently rub a seed head between your fingers, if the seed comes off easily, then that is as it should be. Sow immediately, it has a very short life span. Keep moist and vermin free. germination is about now from last years sowing.

Advice on hardy evergreen climbers

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 10:26

Lonicera henryi is an evergreen honeysuckle, bit of a thug, but it can be pruned.

Akebia quinata is another fast growing evergreen climber. Just remember that 'quick growing' also implies that the plant will be a rampant.grower.

LONICERA tatarica

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:31

Not particularly spectacular I agree, but better in the Dart's Red form.

Never had any seedlings come up here either.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 12:07

Like that one a lot!

aconites

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:49

Very site specific, I find. They either love your garden or refuse utterly to grow. We are lucky, where they grow in our garden they thrive, BUT I have tried them elsewhere here and nothing.

Ours are nearly over now, they have been out since the beginning  of January.

Tomato and potato grafted- tomtato

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:14

Definitely a gimmick. I have a mention of it in a book on Vegetable growing from the 1930's so it is not new.

If you want to have a go why buy one when all you need is a potato plant and and tomato plant. They are not that hard to graft together.

What flowers in February?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 14:39

The Cornus which is flowering now with yellow tiny flowers is Cornus mas. It has red fruits later on, edible but a bit insipid.


 

What flowers in February?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:27

Lonicera fragrantissima or purpusii, both flower now and are wonderfully scented.

Sarcocca, Christmas Box, again flowering now and highly scented.

Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postil ditto.

Improve my soil

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:32

It does seem unusual for nothing to grow somewhere. Not even weeds? Or do you mean that ornamentals don't grow?

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Fascinating discovery

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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