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Latest posts by Perki

is this a perennial?

Posted: 31/10/2015 at 13:50

looks like a biden, biden are annuals 

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 22:10

I haven't really grown campanulas before, but lactiflora pritchard variety got my attention. So got a couple of plants they just need planting, I got a huge dahlia in the way, I cant bring myself to lift it before its been frosted.


Overwintering begonia tubers

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 13:13

Have they grown a corm ? check at the base its quite noticeable. If so lift before the first frost and store. I store mine with my dahlias in sand last year but going to try old dryish  compost this year.  

If they haven't grown a corm yet,  I suppose you could keep them ticking over through winter in a warm enough place. It probably easier to buy fresh plants though. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 10:04

Happy birthday LillyP have a great day 

New lawn - levelling out the bumps

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 01:13

October and November is the best time for laying turf. It can be laid December -Feb providing the soil isn't frozen or waterlogged . March and April would be the next best for laying turf but it more prone to drought the main killer, and it will take longer to establish due to the ground be colder. 

Like pansyface said use some scaffold planks for levelling, I prefer to use the back of the rake for firming the ground as long as you can firm it down hard enough but using your feet fine as well. Any bump and hallows you missed can be address when laying the turf. I buy some top dressing just in case for filling in gaps, or it can be used to level out any small hallows in spring after the grass has started to grow.  

 Best to do any work on a dry day as well, it will make the job a lot easier. 



Posted: 22/10/2015 at 18:10

not to late yet, I get them in before the end off November 

Autumn Colours

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 17:06

Very nice Mike, I have always fancied a few Acers. There is a thread already with lots of pictures from this year ( garden pictures 2015 ) it in the potting shed forum  

Angelica Gigas

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 22:56

I feared I would have to wait too long in my eyes for flowers. I mange to add an Angelica plant to my order from woottens before it got dispatched.  Cost similar to a pack of seeds, so I will collect the seeds/seedling next year 

Angelica Gigas

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 22:35

If I buy some Angelica Gigas seeds now and sow them straight away will I have flowers next year ? Or is it to late 

id and how to care

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 20:21

Looks like a dahlia

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Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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