Berkley


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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.

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 21:44

Thank you, everyone. Verdun: I have killed three birds with one stone! ( not really, of course)....... I looked up all the varieties you mentioned, spent a happy hour online locating retailers - and have got an answer for anyone who says "What would you like for Christmas?"! Brilliant! Many thanks. I feel an addiction coming on...

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 22:13

Thanks for your comments. I really do want something that will definitely flower next year - and having looked online as you suggested, I have decided to wait until the Spring and buy some potted geraniums.


In fairness - the T&M offer is for named varieties and yes, they are bare-rooted (and a fiver for six plants? Can't be bad?).

Hardy geraniums

Posted: 09/11/2016 at 20:09

I am very tempted by the T&M hardy geranium offer ......yes, I know - but I have had some excellent plants from them this year. But the space where they will be planted isn't ready yet. Do you think they would be OK if over-wintered in pots?

Discussions started by Berkley

I'm so worried about my roses

 
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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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Bare stems on escallonia

 
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Looking forward to Winter

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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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