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Latest posts by Perki


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 12:48

I wouldnt worry about the grass it will recover, in an very unlikely event it doesnt recover just reseed the area. I have scalped plenty of lawns with using large professional lawn mowers, they bottom out quite often on uneven ground. Lawn feed unnecessary cause they nothing to feed if the grass is dead, plus with the dog possible weeing on the lawn, you got a natural high nitrogen feed dog friendly aswell. Just depends if its feed even all over the lawn which usually isn't the cause.


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 12:08

Hi can i prune a lateral branch back now to an inch of the main stem. The lateral is to low down, the only way it can go is up , its starting to overtake the leader. Or will i have to wait for the winter pruning? The grapevine ( blackhamburg ) is in its second year. i want it  to grow along the roof of the GH.

Advice needed on Strawberry leaf disease

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:56

I am not sure but it could be strawberry mildew. Or strawberry eelworm according to a book i been looking at ( Fruit expert Dr G hessayon ) 

New Greenhouse

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 00:19

Hi i am not familiar with the model, but i bought a green Elite Belmont 10 x 8 recently. My best advise would be read the instruction and again and again. In my opinion the instructions are not the best but Elite are very helpful when you ring. I am very happy with my greenhouse its great,  its like a second home or 1st . i put some pictures on the forum a few weeks ago if your interested.

 I would also get a bricky as well to build the base for you, could be an expensive mistake if you do it wrong.

Any ideas

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 18:01

Hi i would break the garden into 2 sections if possible - patio door area then block the other 2/3 of the garden off with a raised bed/hedge/archway with a few gaps just so you can see a bit but not enough, this will entice you into the garden, add path down the middle,  a bit a lighting down the sides would look nice.   i would add some height to the garden with varies small/medium trees just a few not to many, it will make the garden feel big than it actually is. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 12:08

Hi i thought i share i picture of my mimulus


Target Greenhouse temperatures and plant positioning

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 23:49

Hi, i have my auto vents adjusted to open as soon as it gets around 18C, i like to have good airflow to reduce the chance of disease. i grow tomatoes & cucumbers last year but the tomatoes did a lot better than the cucumbers/melons. 

Its up to you if you want to cater more towards the tomatoes or the cucumbers. you can make the GH more humid by wetting the floor.

Position for roof vents depend on you,  i think one on either side of the roof would provide better airflow. Is your GH sheltered from the winds?  the wind can snatch it and rip it off. i had that problem today, it was warm enough in the GH so the vents started to open yet it was really windy outside. 

Should I repot my tomato plant

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:31

I think they be fine for now in the 9 inch pot. I got some in 4 inch pots about 12 inch tall, they will be planted in the ground probably this weekend.

I am not sure but i be tempted to pinch out the flowers, so the plant gets bigger. I am not sure though, i not all knowledgeable on veg ( well fruit in this case ) but its still  veg to me 

Best place to buy Dahlias online?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:18

Hi , i grown some Dalias from seed this year  they are doing excellent some are a foot high already. I bought a large tuber last year from garden riggs for a £1 or 1.50 and its was gorgeous lots of people commented on it when walking past the house. Its just popped up out of the compost a week ago. I bought a tuber from B&M about 3 weeks ago for 50p  i didnt have much hope for it, but that come up a few days ago.

you could probably sow some seeds still they will probably catch up. I germinated mine on the windowsill 

If i was you i go to a garden centre and buy some tubers, they will be a fraction of the price it would cost buying online. 

Foodie40 - i didn't know the seed variety's grow tubers . i assumed they would do but was told otherwise. So looks like i am going to have a load more dalias to store this year  

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 00:05

Hi i will add a few. 

Red / white / black currants - gooseberry - Grapevine - Rhubarb - Strawberry - dicentra - geranium - daffs - tulips - aliums - Hydrangea -  Lilums - Loral - dogwood - beach edge - honeysuckle - Delphinium - verbascum - foxglove - sedium - Lupins - Dalias

Cant think of anymore my mind gone numb. I have added no annuals i plant were not sure.

excuse my spelling 

Discussions started by Perki

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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