Berkley


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Look at my mallow!

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 22:25

The red berries are on a nandina domestica.  I have three - and all are fabulous plants. When they become leggy I remove old stems at ground level. 

Look at my mallow!

Posted: 02/02/2017 at 13:43


Can't believe this "annual". Grown from a packet of seeds, I must have overlooked it when I removed the others in November .... after a frost it drops down to the ground and looks "mushy"; the next day it's standing tall and fresh again - and it's got buds! Definitely going to sow some more this year.

Sealant for my acer?

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 11:39


I would like to restore my acer to a "tree shape" by removing up to five of the lower branches which are turning down towards the ground and spoiling the shape. Do you think I will need to apply sealant (none of the branches are very thick).


I could supply a December photo if it would help ...

Plant labelling

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 22:36

What a great idea, Patsy! Next time I go to the nearby beach I'm going to bring just one or two home with me ...... yes, I know - but surely they won't miss a couple?

Blooming bellis!

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 18:50

Last year I sowed bellis perennis and planted them out in the garden in the Autumn ....none survived. I suspect problems with wet rather than cold here in Dorset... so this year I have planted them in a protected raised bed. They are blooming prolifically!! Please will somebody reassure me they should flower well when I plant them out in the garden next Spring.

Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 18:43


Every day seems to be murky and foggy at the moment - but hope you can smell the fragrance!

Viburnum flower buds not opening

Posted: 15/12/2016 at 21:00

My viburnum Dawn is now in its third year - and flowering beautifully for the first time. Might treat myself to another! 

If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:14

I'd buy three hellebores.

System Glitch?

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 13:56

Haven't been able to use forum for a few days because it's been hidden under an NHS advert! Glad to see it's back to normal today ...

Spring bulbs sprouting in November

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 19:49

Will my bellis flower in the Spring too? I lost most of the ones I planted outside (grown from seed) last year - so this year they're in pots, outside but sheltered. They are flowering profusely - which is great. But hopefully they'll put on a good display when I plant them out in the Spring? I suspect it was the wet conditions rather than the cold that finished them off last year.

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Look at my mallow!

 
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Sealant for my acer?

 
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Blooming bellis!

 
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Hardy geraniums

 
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Looking forward to Winter

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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

 
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Can I chop it (just a bit)?

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