Latest posts by Berghill


Posted: 23/02/2013 at 10:31

These are some of our H.x hybridus.

And some of our doubles.

Purple Flower Spring Bulb

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 20:41

Anemone blanda to be more precise.

raspberry help

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 14:10

Well, that is a surprise.  I have never seen a vine weevil adult on our Rapsberry canes in 18 years here and the garden is full of the little blighters. There are weevils which do live on Raspberry canes, but ehy look different to a vine weevil. The only pest we have on our canes is a beetle which attacks ones hands when picking the fruit. It does not harm me but leaves a nasty red lump on my wife's hands.

Gardeners Click

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 17:33

Excuse me if I am misunderstanding this, but there is now a Web site called Gardenclickers which  is almost exactly the same set up as the old Gardeners Click site.


"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.

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