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Latest posts by Berkley

Taking cuttings

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 21:17
I do them like Verdun - but have equal success if I start them off in a jar of water, through little holes in cling film and covered with a poly bag. I usually root five cuttings like this in a jam jar.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:03
Mine are very much better now I've moved them from pots into good garden soil. I love them! Cuttings placed in water two weeks ago are now developing little roots....

Who pays for Things

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:14
I'm going out in to the garden to talk to the flowers.

uploading images

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:59
Wish I knew whether there was a maximum size for photos to upload successfully. I failed to upload any for weeks - after many successes previously, then an email from GW suggested the JPEG files might be too big. They were right! But what is the maximum size? It all seems very odd because I'd never had a problem before....has something changed, I wonder?

Black bamboo

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 22:23
I'm no expert - and can only pass on my experience....I had a similar sized plant five years ago. Three years ago I put it into a half-barrel. It is now about six feet tall and it's roots fill the barrel. I water it often and it looks very impressive. I'll post a picture when I can. It looks very healthy but I keep expecting it to burst out of its home! Somebody more knowledgeable may help us both do the right thing...

rhododendron pruning / shaping

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:41
Have a look at the photos I posted last week! I know it's not the same type of rhododendron but certainly proves you can prune them hard! They're even more beautiful this week.

Best fuchsia cuttings

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 22:12
I know there are different sorts of cuttings that can be taken from fuchsias, that there are various times of year when you can do it - and that you can root them in soil or water. What do people find most successful?

Look what I did to my rhodos

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 17:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45475.jpg?width=281&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45472.jpg?width=750&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45465.jpg?width=281&height=350&mode=max

 

In early April 2013 I posted a thread "Can I tame my monster rhodo?" Lots of you offered advice and Gold1locks in particular gave me the confidence to chop two rhodos (plus a laurel!) severely. I thought you'd like to see the result...I'm delighted with the improvement.

 

Give alliums a second chance?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:49
I have lots of alliums - and most of them look as though they are going to produce a lovely show for me, as usual. But a number are clearly not going to flower, even though they have plenty of healthy-looking foliage. Should I remove these and replace them in the Autumn or should I leave them and hope they will do better next year?

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:25
I love this site. There are so many people willing to offer help and encouragement - but I really think it's not asking too much to be able to upload photos from an iPad or mobile phone.

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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Last Post: 12/04/2015 at 16:57

Will my pelargoniums be OK?

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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 21:39

OK to prune this thuya occidentalis?

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Last Post: 14/01/2015 at 11:32

What could I choose?

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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 20:28

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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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 05:41

Miscanthus Ferner Osten

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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 16:44

August oddities

Do you have oddities in your garden too? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:02
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