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Latest posts by Perki

New to allotments - need advice on clearing and planting

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 11:51

Hi Del Cardiff welcome to the forum

I would cut down grass rake it up and pull out any weeds you can get hold of,  then rotavate the plot then a general tidy up/ weed. Enjoy yourself, take lots of refreshment cause you will need them. And be prepared for back ache  

White flowers

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:49

I have not read all the post so forgive me if its been said. But in my opinion white flowers don't weather or age to well sometimes. If you have a lot of rain the flowers can sometimes look a bit rough around the edges etc. It might just be me noticing it more on the lighter colours  

I have a standard/tree white buddleia it about 10 -12ft high it look great, but when the flowers start to fade they stand out like a sore thumb, i cant wait to deadhead but i let the butterflys finish with them first.

Crocosmia Lucifer deadheading

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 14:27

I not ideal time to be digging Crocosmia up,  but i would put them straight back into the ground. Crocosmia are hardy plant it will recover in time

You like my cold frame?

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 23:00

Hi thanks for the kind response on my Cold frame, i might use it to grow some veg over winter inside my GH if possible .  

Forester2 - safety glass, i think neighbor give it donkeys years ago


You like my cold frame?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:07

Its nout special but i am quite pleased with it, the Greenhouse is far to hot these days for my young plants. I was bored this weekend not much to do in the Garden, so i thought i get stuck in. The whole Cold frame is made out of waste wood / screws etc the only part i bought was two hinges for 70p. just needs a lick of paint


night scented stocks

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:08

Mine did really well, i like the scent so much i brought them in the house 


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:08

I sick of this weather i wish it would RAIN .  working outside all day is making me melt away. Even my strawberry i have been picking are warm 

Monty Don.

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:04

I think GW is ok and i do watch it,  Monty seems a nice chap, i wouldn't mind a brew and chat with with him. It better than watching the rest of the rubbish on the TV these day, especially soaps i cant believe they are still going.

I wish they just put Football back on  

identification please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:30

looks like malva alba variety 


Where's Mike?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 01:24

ohh motorbikes  interesting story you have there Mike. I also like my bikes i currently patrol the garden centers on my Triumph Daytona 675. I sure people look at me funny when i go to the GardenC on my bike. They must think what sort of a idiot comes to the GardenC on a motorbike.

But financially its a master plan , with it being a sports bike i can barely carry anything. So i basic i pick loads of goodies up but i cant take them home . So  only the special plants get a ride home on the Triumph.  Cant wait for spring though i can fill my rucksack full of bulbs/seeds 

Orchid lady - you sound just like my mum  she dislikes motorbikes aswell

Discussions started by Perki

Good year for Cucumbers

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You like my cold frame?

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Wisteria planting.

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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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leaf spot on Marigolds?

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Welcome to my greenhouse

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Mixing lilys bulbs

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Wind damage, greenhouse

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Buying a Greenhouse new / used

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