Berkley


Latest posts by Berkley

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?

Karcher free hose offer

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 22:04

Just as frustrated as lots of others. Applied as soon as I received the magazine .... how could I have done it earlier?

New quinea impatients

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:11

Absolutely agree with Verdun. I placed thirty cuttings from New Guinea hybrids in water this time last year and was able to enjoy 28 lovely plants this year. Got twenty sitting in water in jam jars at the moment ...waiting for roots to form then will transfer singly to little pots. So satisfying ... and so cheap!

Parkers

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 19:52

I have read many uncomplimentary comments about this firm - but I have bought bulbs from them for many years and have had excellent results every time. I am just about to plant seventy of their species tulip. They were delivered in excellent condition, on the date indicated and all look to be firm and of a good size.  I have never had a problem with them ...

Early plants appearing?

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 20:59

I live in the Bournemouth/Poole area too .... there are two flowers in full bloom on the rhododendron and the bellis I sowed for next Spring are filling posy bowls at the moment. (do hope they'll flower next Spring too).

Slugs

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 21:23

Yes.......

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:29

So much to enjoy in this thread! Thought I would share with you a few photos taken today:


ground cover planting season

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 20:13

I bought one potted specimen several years ago ..... It grows like topsy and I am always taking cuttings or removing offshoots. Have never felt the need to sow seeds - but it may be a possibility?

ground cover planting season

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:03


If you would like something evergreen - please consider pachysandra. Although it will grow in part of deep shade, it is just as happy in sunny spots in my garden. It has little white flowers in the Spring, always looks fresh, provides plenty of offshoots, is a doddle to take cuttings from. In this bed it is planted to trail over stones and sets off Japanese anemones, grasses and fuchsias beautifully.

Bare stems on escallonia

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 13:27

Thanks Verdun. I shall certainly be very vigilant next Spring. As there were so many lovely flowers (which obviously eventually turned brown) I think I missed the brown leaf issue. 

Discussions started by Berkley

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

( 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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