Berkley


Latest posts by Berkley

To feed or not to feed?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 20:55

I've been reading conflicting information. Some expertthat's that clematis are greedy plants and thrive on feeding. Others say don't feed once in flower. What do people think? I have number of plants: Arabella, Rebecca, Abilene, Guernsey Cream. The latter is just coming to the end of a fantastic flowering period. It may flower again.....what do people do to encourage this to happen?

New gardening programme

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 21:40

Many thanks for the info! I'll look out for it.

Foxglove illumination pink

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 21:23

Bought mine from T&M. Arrived nine months after being ordered. They look OK and appear to be growing - but are nowhere near flowering. I do hope they will be OK. (Live in Dorset).

My experience of "customer service" .

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 20:03

I agree with you, Verdun. I have had very few causes for complaint - but if I have a problem, I am very persistent! I use T&M and Crocus every year and find them excellent. Maybe I'm just lucky?

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:57

It is the larvae that do the damage - or rather the crows, who will rip a lawn apart in order to feast on them. Our large front lawn looked like a churned-up football pitch two years ago and we were devastated. We have used the specific pro ado product ever since and had no problems. I quite like the look of the adults too - but can't forget how our lawn looked.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:20

I have applied the Chelsea cop to my phlox for the past few years and the results are very impressive. I chop about one in three stems and as a result have a far longer display of flowers.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 21:46

Thanks for the clarification.

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 20:53

Thank you both for your advice. I'll let them die back - and hope for better things next year! A related question: when is the best time to move alliums to another spot?

Should I keep my alliums?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 20:10

I planted 12 allium Purple Sensation and am very disappointed that only 7 have buds. All have numerous, healthy-looking leaves. Should I leave them all where they are and hope for better next year? Or discard the non-flowering ones? Or is there something I can do to get them flowering? Just a thought - might they still produce flowers?

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 11:17

It was some time ago - but I think they must have tasted like chives! Nobody ever commented - and I use lots on salads...

Discussions started by Berkley

This really cheers me up!

Do you have a favourite photo too? 
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Identification please

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I warned my magnolia....

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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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Bare spot problem

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Am I looking after weeds?

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Misbehaving stipa

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Best fuchsia cuttings

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Look what I did to my rhodos

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Give alliums a second chance?

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What have Thompson and Morgan sent me?

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What have I done?

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Replacing conifers with hedge

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