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Latest posts by Berkley

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 21:54
Thanks to everyone who showed interest in my problem. I was torn between the two different viewpoints expressed - but when I saw how the grape hyacinths were lying as a soggy mass over the houseleeks this morning, I knew it couldn't be good for them....I think I've pleased everybody: I must have removed about two million and probably left just as many behind! The whole operation took me four hours, but the sempervivum look happy again and I've replanted the largest hyacinth bulbs in an ideal (and isolated) spot. Many thanks again to all.

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:33
I have a large collection of sempervivum in my rockery, which give me a great deal of pleasure. But they are now completely covered by grape hyacinths. These will disappear very soon of course - but are they harming the houseleeks - and if so, should I get rid of them? Presumably I'd have to dig everything out?

Are my monardas dead?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:24
I grew monardas for the first time last year and was very pleased with them - until they were covered in mildew. I resolved to use a fungicide on them the following year.......I think they must have heard me, because there's no sign of them yet. Surely they survived a mild Winter in Dorset? Do you think they may still surface?

Free Thompson and Morgan postage and packaging

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 16:52
All the firms offering 10% off are listed in every month's edition of Gardeners World (possibly just for subscribers?) T&M is one of them - but the code does not apply to postage. Occasionally T&M offer free p and p: you will be alerted to these occasions via email if you are on their list.

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 15:13

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I think they are cyclamen coum? Hope photo is OK...

 

Can I keep mini cyclamen?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:21
I have a lovely display of mini cyclamen at the moment, but want to remove them to allow some additional planting and then hope to replant the cyclamen. I believe they die back completely? Shall I dig them up and place in pots? Or allow to dry before replanting? I suppose I could lift them and then replant almost immediately? What would people recommend?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 13:25
Thanks

Strange nandina?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 22:09
Thanks Daintiness. I do hope you're right. Do you prune yours at all?

Strange nandina?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:49
Thanks, Dirty Diggin. It's not new growth but I'm glad you think it may be some sort of damage and that all will be well. It looks very odd at the moment.....

Strange nandina?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:04

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 I have several nandina domestica - and all have done well so far - with plenty of berries. But can anyone explain why one of the shrubs appears to have a number of bare, bright-green branches?

Discussions started by Berkley

Bulbs - is it my imagination?

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A silly question about sweet peas

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Why does my clematis do this?

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Ornamental grasses

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To pinch out or not pinch out?

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Will my pelargoniums be OK?

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OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

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What could I choose?

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My Christmas present (gardening) list

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Last Post: 24/10/2014 at 08:51

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 20:40

Identification please

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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 16:43

I warned my magnolia....

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Last Post: 13/09/2014 at 10:33

Should my crab apple look like this?

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Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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