Latest posts by Berkley

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 21:20
I like MD, GW and Nigel! There's room for them all on my telly.


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:30
Early in the year I ordered some "climbing" pelargoniums. I didn't really expect much - especially when they were delivered six weeks later than promised. But they have grown fabulously - more than half-way up the frame that came with them "for free". They are blooming profusely at the moment and I'm planning to cut them down and store over Winter. Who knows - with an earlier start next year they may reach the top of the frame in 2015! Hope to post a photo tomorrow....


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:29
I shall give my potted agapanthus one more feed. It definitely improves the quality of the flowers the following year. They were wonderful this year!

Worst year for rust

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:15
I have noticed that some varieties of fuchsia seem to be badly affected by rust, whilst others are still beautifully green and flowering their heads off. I'm going to collect up as many affected leaves as I can and then spray with a fungicide as a protection next year - rather than use it when the problem's already there.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:59

 A picture of "the corner" for star gaze lily. As I said, it's not looking its best and we've just ordered a 4m roll of brushwood thatch from to replace the roofing. Yes, it is resting on a light framework - a few strategically placed pieces. The thatch is wired to it in a few places to hold it secure. Hope this helps.

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 22:40
Thanks, star gaze lily. Yes, my OH put the roof over the trellises two years ago. It was previously quite dangerous to sit there on the bench under the trees......pigeons...need I say more? The only problem now is that the birds love to shred the roofing for their nests. So another trip to Argos to buy another roll is imminent.

Rude but funny.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Can't think of an egg joke at the'll have to white a minute.

This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:40
Salino : this is Miscanthus Ferner Osten (I posted a photo on a recent thread...let me know if you can't find it.)

Identification please

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:43
Thank you, nutcutlet. I'm off to find out about them...

This really cheers me up!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 15:55

 I can't  cheat and add it to the "Star of your garden" thread - because it's last year's photo...but it's pouring with rain outside and I thought I would cheer myself up by looking at "old" photos...I love this one of my back garden. Do you have favourites too?

Discussions started by Berkley

Bare stems on escallonia

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Looking forward to Winter

( as in "planning") 
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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

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What happened when I was away?

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Reluctant foxgloves

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Dahlia cuttings

Will they flower this year? 
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Choisya White Dazzler

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What has happened to my polyanthus?

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Bug on kalanchoe

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Can I chop it (just a bit)?

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Sedum Postmans Pride

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Advice for my rose Falsataff please...

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Where would you put them?

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Bulbs - is it my imagination?

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A silly question about sweet peas

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