Latest posts by Perki

Ceanothus TREE!

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 23:49

In my opinion Ceanothus have a bit of a reputation of just suddenly dying, cold winds tend to do a lot of damaged. I seen a lot of dead ceanothus when I think about  shame cause they look beautiful when in full flower. I am with Nut on hard pruning leave it or remove.


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 12:22

I used beer traps in the past but not as effective as going out with a torch and a pair of secateurs. 


Posted: 04/08/2017 at 09:41

I tried nematodes this year for the first time but I didnt notice any difference whats so ever  I may give them a second try next year but it quite expensive. I used to collect them and put them in the bin until I realised how easy they can get back out. I lose my temper with them further on in the year and start chopping them up and stamping on them. I can rarely direct sow any veg the slugs get them all the time.

I use them wool pellets they work but dont last long enough

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Posted: 03/08/2017 at 14:35

lots of online suppliers do heleniums like crocus etc. They will probably be cut back to make them easier to transport though, so probably no flowers. Best going to a local garden centre / nursery.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 21:48

Lovely pictures raisingirl and iamweedy  

I really like the crocosmia Lucifer - echinops combo, some lovely planting in all your pics raisingirl.

You been missing out Iamweedy, cupani my favourite sweet pea. I dont have much luck with my daylilys  ,they might be gettting the chop. which is the monarda your growing in the background?

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 26/07/2017 at 16:04

Very nice Chris  I think I'd have a bump riding past that.

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 25/07/2017 at 21:32

Very nice papi jo , I was admiring some the other day in somebody else garden 

Allium Giganteum - campanula Pritchards variety - white admiral phox yet to flower

Helenium M Beauty

Helenium Sahin early - veronicastrum fascination - Eupatorium  background

Ammi - Astrantia hadspen blood - Phlox monica lynden bell smell lovely 

Clematis ( below ) viticella super nova

Kniphofia Timothy - Echinops - allium Sp 

C Lucifer 

What is this plant?

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 19:31

I think cotoneaster as well

Hedge - Half Dead

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 23:27

Looks like a Lonicera to me.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:36

Very nice pics everyone 

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Where to plant clematis purpurea plena elegans

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Favourite late flowering clematis

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Any hope for these plants this year ?

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Plant ID

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Have my Potato got blight ?

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Tomatoe plant broke

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Have you had Garden melt down before?

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