Berghill


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monkshood/devils helmet/aconitum

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 14:15

We have a lot of varieties of Aconitum in the garden from pure white through blue to yellow. They are no more poisonous than, as Nutculet says, half the other plants in the garden. I spent half an hour this morning removing seed heads from one, no gloves and lots of scratches on the hands. My heart is still beating at the same rate as it normally does. My wife will let you know if I die!

Sad daphne

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:27

Are you sure it actually has roots? I ask as I have had cuttings sit in the cuttings frame for a year with nice green leaves before dying and no sign of roots. They do need bottom heat and a mist unit to really root.

Will wood bark as a mulch cause nitrate deficiency?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:23

Agree. We have been putting shredded bark from our garden on the beds for 20 years and there is no sign of nitrogen loss.

recycling plant pots?

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 21:19

How sad, we took ours to The Grosvenor Garden Centre near Chester, but our local Recycling Depot does not deal with them. Terrible waste really.

Jostaberry

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:48

John Innes No 3. But I have to say that our Jostaberry shrubs are huge. Not sure they would fit in any post unless it too was large, like twice the size Logan reckons.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 17:44

Hard to tell from such a blurred and tiny image, but the flower looks like one of the New Zealand periwinkle relatives. Parahebe species.

Damson leaf blisters

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 12:08

We get that. I think it is the trees reaction to the biting of aphids etc. Personally I ignore it and we still get hundredweight of fruit, most years.

That is, unless, there are yellow spots on the top of the blister and brown spots on the underside of the leaf on the opposite side to the blister. In that case it could be Plum rust. Mind that is not a major problem either as it rarely in Britain damages the tree significantly.

Ribes gordonianum

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 08:47

Me too. Bit late now, but it is a fast growing shrub so you do still have a little time to do it.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:43


 One or two caterpillars on the Verbacsum. We only grow them for the moths.

Another one to identify

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 13:59

No worse to handle than any of its cabbage relatives.

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