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Latest posts by Perki

Newbie Hanging Baskets - Sweetpeas???

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:27

Sugar and spice is a good hanging basket sweet pea


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:28

It can be expensive to buy online with small orders when you include the p&p. I make a list of plants first and buy as may as I can afford to make the most of the P&P costs. it usually works out cheap that way. 


Weather warnings issued

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:15

Think I need some ear plugs too, everything seems ok no damage to the GH for now  its still really windy and  sleet / hail / snow / rain / sunshine 

Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:19

Just when you think Spring here to stay  wind starting to pick up here as well 

penstemon seeds

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:23

Hi Primrose - mine are doing ok but not growing much either, I got some more penstemon seeds ( wedding bells ) last week off Gardening new magazine which I have sow as well. I sow mine and put them on my bedroom windowsill north east /east facing so they don't get much direct sunlight but still get light.  I sowed my scarlet queen late February/early march without heat just a plastic lid on top.

This is how big they are now, the pot in the middle.


Weather warnings issued

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:54

I been trying to wind proof the garden today - removing objects would could possibly blow into the GH, I wonder if next doors trampoline will make it over the fence  -sellotaping vents -  locked door / bag of compost leaning on the door, last year the GH got a few panes blown out ever since I been paranoid about the GH getting damaged, sleepless night tonight I think .

I dont live to far away from Manchester about 20 mile a lot more hills here though 340 metre above mean sea level according to met office , forecast up to 65mph winds.

bad day

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 12:05

Such a shame things getting damaged by the wind hope everybody gets thing repaired. I had one of them plastic GH for a bit,  every time I looked at it had been blown over with all my plants in it, it had red brick weighing it down as well. 

The met office has issued wind weather warning  tonight / tomorrow for much of the country and rain for where I live .  Make sure nothing can be blown into the GH and vents/doors are closed, I use a bag of compost leaning on the door to help keep it closed. 

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 23:12

Well I would of done but its gone   Edd got to close with his guess so I panicked and ate it all 



It's my birthday

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:50

Happy Birthday Fruitcake  enjoy your cake 

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 18:12

I sure you find somewhere dorset, I am using mine for lilys - bedding plants - pelagoniums 

Discussions started by Perki

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 21:28

Heleniums growth rate ?

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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 20:33

what colour pergola

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Last Post: 05/03/2015 at 19:36

Wood post in concrete

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 16:11

Recommended fruit and veg variety's

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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 14:18

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 22:28

To late to plant foxgloves?

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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 22:57

A few questions

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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 09:30

Good year for Cucumbers

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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 00:15

You like my cold frame?

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 23:00

Wisteria planting.

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 19:29

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 10:14


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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 14:03

leaf spot on Marigolds?

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 00:15

Welcome to my greenhouse

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