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Latest posts by Perki

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:42

Thanks for the ideas, if I get chance to plant the foxgloves out I will do otherwise i wait to next spring. I am not a big fan of euphobias but that geum looks great, i think i try and track some of them down.

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 22:06

I thought they be ok still. They are decent size plants now, no frost forecast next week yet so hopefully I will have a nice display of white foxgloves mixed with some purple sensation alliums .


Thinking what to plant at the front of the border to cover the bottom of the FG and alliums somthing about 18inch tall . i got some Daffs but i think they be finished by the time the FG and alliums start flowering

To late to plant foxgloves?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 21:49

I was going to plant them sooner but summer plant were still flowering. 


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 12:37

I lifted mine yesterday after the frost. Surprising how much the tuber can grow in one season. I grow some dwarf dahlias from seed, the tubers are nearly the size of my hand. 



Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:26

i am leaving my dahlias until the first serve frost so i can enjoy them as long as possible . we had a few frosts here already but it not killed any of my dahlias or summer bedding plants. i been really lazy with my dahlias not dead heading and keeping them tidy thinking the frost would of got them by now.

Last year i lifted them earlier without frost blacking them and have had no problems with them this year.

Got squirted by a garden slug

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:27

After a while using a strimmer i get covered in slug guts and  pieces, on all my cloths , my hands , arms, face, hair you name it. I am that used to it now it doesn't even bother me 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:11

Seeds arrived this morning Gran,  thank you 

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:49

Been really windy here Lancashire since very early hours, went to bed at 3.30ish ( i am an owl  ) back up at 6.30 with the sheer roar of the wind, cant sleep after its windy fearing for the Greenhouse.  My sunflowers are still standing  though , they are a bit bare odd stem broke.

A few questions

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 18:52

the barrel is going to be planted up with some spring bulbs soon and probably a canna for the summer , it partly filled up with all the rain but i put extra in so it be hard to steal. 

The roof vents are heavy duty thermofer vents, they have two heavy duty spring but i still not convinced 

had a look on rhs website about strelitzia, can take upto 10 years to flower from seed . Now them i saw in the garden centre dont look to expensive. £60 they were and a fair size as well.   

A few questions

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 14:59

Do you put your Tomatoes / cucumber plants in the compost bin or Brown bin - other? i tend to bin them in case of disease. 

Do i need to line the inside of a wooden half barrel? it nearly filled up with water at the moment. 

Greenhouse automatic vent -  what happens when you remove the temperature adjuster  screw in pin? does it stop  it opening, i am just curious cause i want to tape my roof vent down when it really windy like the coming tuesday  

Has anyone try growing strelitzia - bird of paradise from seed? i want one  


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