Berghill


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Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 21:18

If you look very closely at the branches you may see some tiny red dots. They are the female flowers from whence cometh the nuts. Even Corylus contorta nuts are edible.

Contorted Hazel

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 17:34

And try not to leave any of the straight growth behind as it will regrow.

Regular contributers.

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 13:25

There are some advantages to being retired, even if the money is lousy!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:33

Well, we have seen both the aconites and the snowdrops flowering just above a layer of snow before!

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 11:41

Definitely early. These are normally late February here.


 

Galanthophiles

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:46

I would include some of the Double Nivalis and possibly viridipice (green one).

Some of the other species are nice and not that expensive, things like G woronovii and G. ikariae are very nice and easy to please.

Snowdrops???

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 08:58

Mice don't eat Snowdrop bulbs, they are poisonous to them. Now crocus..........

Vine weevils

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:00

And if you can get the Vine Weevil insecticide out of the new bottles in which it is supplied, your are better than I am. In the end I cut off the top of the container with a knife,so that I could pour it out!

HELLEBORES

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 10:53

The optimum time for moving Hellebores is in early Autumn. They begin to make new roots as the soil gets cooler.

You can get away with doing it now, as long as you can get the whole root ball out with as little damage as possible. Water well before and after moving.

Also helps to remove and dead or dying leaves, especially if they are going brown.

Swiss Chard

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 15:28

Us too. Rainbow Chard gives you the choice of colours.

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How very frustrating.......

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More work!

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