Perki


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Bargain plants

Posted: Today at 01:31

I dont know about intelligence Aym , some days I should bang my head against the wall to knock some sense into me.


I think we all do it Kitty, I have a stockpile of plants that I've bought / grown and not planted .


I sent GD some corms before just the same price as the rest of the UK. Cant understand where the additional charges come from.


Weather suppose to be calmer next week but colder , better weather for putting up a GH 

Last edited: 26 February 2017 01:31:48

Moss Killer Safe for Plants

Posted: Today at 01:15

I dont know what in a patio cleaner could be anything potentially very harmful to plants, it normally made to kill moss - algae - liverworts and do other things. I have a organic patio cleaner called Algon which say on the label in red - will scorch grass - foliage - flowers on contact. 


I just use a narrow twine rake, I think wolf tool have a few attachments short handle / long handle etc.

Last edited: 26 February 2017 01:16:40

Bargain plants

Posted: Yesterday at 17:39

I always have a gander in B&M for the perennials which are normally in 1 litre pots. Got helenium M beauty from B&M which quite a few forum members have complemented.


Lidl are getting dahlia tuber in next week ( 3 tubers for £2 ) compost / potting compost and other bits in stock as well


I grow a few bedding plants / baskets to sell on to neighbours and clients, nought big just a few tray here and there, I call it garden money instead of beer money. Most people seem to be more interested in plants already flowering.

Last edited: 25 February 2017 17:40:06

Is this a banana plant?

Posted: 24/02/2017 at 22:20

Thanks Hortum , the leaves when bruised do have a scent. The veins are more of a 45 degree angle though. Its been growing on a windowsill that why it so far on. 


I have order a red abyssinian banana, i try and compare them when it arrives. 

Is this a banana plant?

Posted: 23/02/2017 at 20:46

Got it given today  told it was a banana plant, looks a bit like a canna plant to me though. 


Border Ideas

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 23:48

viburnum tinus - Euonymus varieties. could try some evergreen perennials  Heuchera / Tiarellia - pulmonaria - hellibore - bergenia 

Last edited: 22 February 2017 23:48:37

what hedging? what benefits?

Posted: 22/02/2017 at 23:24

I always get the feeling leyandi have got a bad press due to people not looking after them, true they can be a thug and do take a lot of nutrients out of the soil and pruned poorly can totally ruin it. But looked after can make a lovely carpet like hedge, far nicer than a cherry laurel hedge. 


I like the idea of hawthorn hedge and holly, beach hedges are nice retain the copper leaves for winter, Privets are ideal if your on a budget.

Last edited: 22 February 2017 23:26:12

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 21/02/2017 at 22:43

Very nice Dove, I got some Ret iris last autumn, Gordon just finished I dont think bring them in the house help only lasted a few days, they have a lovely sweet scent. I got Katherine hodgkinson Iris just starting to open. 

Why does gardening always have to be so messy!!!!

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:37

It looks lovely Penguin  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 12:01

Very productive Verdun , I've just rolled out of my pit  Quick check of seedling. Raining here , might venture to the GH and find something to do. 

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