Berghill


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Clematis

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:36

Did it die from the top down or the bottom up?

Usual reason for Clematis failing like that is damage to the stems at the base. Snails adore stripping the bark of at ground level and that stem then dies back. When that happens the things dies from the top down. Wilt kills stems from the bottom upwards.

In either case, cut off the dead stems , mulch with organic material and wait. We have had Clematis sulk for 2 years before re-growing.

 

PLEASE HELP US IDENTIFY THIS PLANT

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:10

As said Paeonia, one of the tree ones too. Not ripe yet though, they are blue/black when ripe and the inside of the pod is a glorious red.

Are these shoots from my blackberry apache?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 13:26

We have a thornless blackberry which throws up the most appallingly thorny shoots every now and then, the leaves on them are different to the standard ones too.

What is growing in my lawn?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:27

Snap!

Are these shoots from my blackberry apache?

Posted: 12/07/2015 at 11:26

Do you have any Raspberry canes nearby?

Hedgerow recommendations.

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 08:29

Unless you need to keep out animals (cows and sheep) or humans, then avoid anything with thorns or prickles. They are very difficult to cut and disposing of the trimmings is a nightmare. Believe me I know, we have a 60 feet long mixed Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Holly hedge at the front and cutting it is a nightmare of pain and followed by hours of splinter removing, even when wearing gauntlets. Blackthorn (Sloe) is especially bad as every splinter in the hand turns septic.

Plant id

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:42

Possibly Physostegia virginiana alba.

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 10:32

I used to do freehand embroidery. I used to read a lot. I used to write Children's stories. Now I am in so much pain after gardening it takes me all my time just to sit in a chair. So my hobbies have stopped.

Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:12

And now for the encouragement. You say this is a new garden? Therein lies the problem and in a way the solution. There is no ecological balance .....yet. That takes time to come about, but it will in the end. The hoverflies, wasps and ladybirds and other aphid eaters will appear. Frogs and toads might assist you in the mollusc reduction, Birds will eat other pests and in the end you will learn to live with the occasional disaster.

Please, guide me, oh wise ones of the Forum. X

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 21:07

Look at it this way, you could have moles and badgers as well. We have!

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