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Latest posts by Perki

Advice on timber for garden fence

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 17:30

You could make a trellis with roof battens if you wish, the wood normally pressure treated and it be stronger than one you could probably buy, its just an idea

Grape Vines

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 22:57

I am not sure about an outdoor variety,  but for a Greenhouse I would recommended black hamburg - easy to grow - ideal for cold greenhouse - black fruit. 

I am growing one in my greenhouse its two years old not had any fruit yet but hopefully this year I will get my first crop 

Grape Vines

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:30

Outside or inside a greenhouse? 


Ideas please for storm damage replacement

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:44

I always had a thing for laburnums, what about  mountain ash - flowring cherry -hawthorn - hornbeam 

Windy - get your pots secure...

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 14:54

Not had any damage YET to the greenhouse, not had a proper sleep for last few days. just lie awaking in bed hoping i still got a GH knowing there nothing i can do if something does happen

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:29

A good GC i would recommended would be good quality plants ( most important ) -  reasonable price - lots of different variety - most be tidy

I dont think anyone counts how many times they going to the GC just multiple time, I go even though I dont need anything. 

I would only use a delivery service if the plant was huge / to much hassle getting into a vehicle. 


hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:15

Just cut it back where you want it, it come back no problem, I have done it more times than I can count.  Privet are quite hardly and now a good time to cut, it will be bare for a while but will be green again before the end of the season.

hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:41

Have you got any pictures Colin ? It doesnt sound like a Bux.

Strawberry variety for kids to grow

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 13:57

Hi i wouldn't mind some more strawberry variety myself. I have at the moment Pegasus nice flavour - good size - resistant to disease. And I scoff as many as I can straight off the plant 


Coarse Sand!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 19:05

sharp sand ? about £2 from b&M

Discussions started by Perki

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 22:28

To late to plant foxgloves?

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Last Post: 13/11/2014 at 22:57

A few questions

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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 09:30

Good year for Cucumbers

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Last Post: 07/08/2014 at 00:15

You like my cold frame?

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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 23:00

Wisteria planting.

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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 19:29

Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 10:14


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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 14:03

leaf spot on Marigolds?

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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 00:15

Welcome to my greenhouse

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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 10:18

Mixing lilys bulbs

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Last Post: 21/06/2014 at 18:54

Wind damage, greenhouse

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Last Post: 18/02/2014 at 20:51

Buying a Greenhouse new / used

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Last Post: 29/08/2014 at 11:43
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