Latest posts by Perki

Giant allium bulbs have loads of roots growing out of pot bottom!

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:08

I bought some giant alliums and they were expensive but looking forward to them flowering.  Ideally they would be better in the ground, personally I would sink them in the ground when the weather gets better.

I think a east facing wall would be best for now good sun light but sheltered from to much rain so they don't rot.  

I like christophii mass flowers and the dead flower heads last for ages. I have far to many alliums  I barred myself from buying anymore the year 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 17:50

Shame GWRS, it happened to my mum before with paraffin heaters, I dont know what it does it though. I wont use paraffin heaters because what happen to mum before. I hope any plants are ok, I stick the hose in. 

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 12:59

Sowed some Angelica Gigas - Eryngium miss W ghost and some cactus seeds yesterday .

I like your novelty gifts Kitty I love bonsai tree's, 

Last edited: 06 January 2017 12:59:53

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 00:33

Lovely Iris joyce cant wait until mine flower

ideas for storing seeds

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 22:09

I got the box given to me when I was 8 - 9, I used to collect Pokemon cards then. Now its an ideal size for packs of seeds 

Last edited: 04 January 2017 22:09:16

ideas for storing seeds

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 14:56

Sorting my seeds out today and printing a new sowing guide, I normally sow pelargoniums now but took plenty of cutting last year. This is my seed box ,


Impulse buy

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 01:53

Arthur bell a lovely rose, i bought one for myself last year supposed to be the climbing variety but turned out to be the shrub one. I give it to my mum, every time I walk past it now I want it back  the scent nice as well. 

ideas for storing seeds

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 01:46

I keep mine in a wooden box like a suit case in alphabetical order, I have a sowing schedule sheet per month inside the box as well. I did have a picture somewhere but I cant find it at the moment. I store them in a cupboard in spare room. 

Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 18:38

Full leaf I mean, I live in rossendale not so far from bolton, most of privets here are the same, depends on the weather mainly. The cold snap a while back would of prompt the shrub into dormancy.   

Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 18:27

Hi giggs , privets are semi evergreens, it will be in full leave again in spring 

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Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

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