Latest posts by Perki

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 22:00

Very nice pictures everyone 

I like Lythrum as well 

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 00:55

Thanks I'll look into encouraging the hemerocallis to flower. 

Discoveries and Disappointments

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 17:46

Alliums disappointments  the foliage is ugly though, I try not to look .

My disappointments

Mirabilis flowers insignificant, hardly any scent , very vulnerable to winds.

Monarda scorpion just vanished but I still like them so got some more.  

Hemerocallis both of them stella d oro / crimson pirate refuse to flower, on the hit list  if no flowers next year.

Lupins have been a disappointment this year

Crown imperial fritillaria - didnt flower may of planted to deep 

Penstemon husker red - it ok but expected a longer flowering period.

Parrot tulips - other than flaming parrot the others haven't impressed me much

Pulmonaria blue Ensign - doesn't do much hope for better next year or else  

New discoveries 

I took a shine to Viticella clematis keep thinking where I can plant more 

Globemaster Allium I need more 

Agastache black adder 

ensete maurii 

Last edited: 18 August 2017 17:49:15

Identity of this plant

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 23:20

Lychnis coronaria 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 12:19

Hi Busy, ye I did mean you, the first picture tall yellow plant. Looks like rudbeckia you mentioned. thanks

Last edited: 17 August 2017 12:20:13

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 10:17

Some great pictures  

Liking all the colour Cotty especially the canna's, the  agapanthus is a real showoff 

Iamweedy - The Eucomis are stunning, is it sparkling burgundy? I am big fan of the perennial lobelia, I grow Tanna sister and Tanna similar to R-princess, the slugs haven't touched mine this year they just demolished the rudbeckia herbstone a few feet away instead  I grow Lobelia tupa aswell thats a wooper, should of put supports in it got a lean on it.

Very nice pictures as usual Busy very cottagey. What variety is the helianthus ? it very impressive 

Your petunia are doing very well as usual jonny. I like the picture with the echinops with the sunflower looking down on them. The Ricinus is quite a size, mine been disappointing this year 

Last edited: 17 August 2017 10:19:53

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 14:06

Echinecea Magnus - kniphofia tawny king - my bargain hydrangea limelight back ground  

Dahlia natal first pompom dahlia I ever grown, was hoping the flower would be bigger

Lily Stargazer 

Echinops - Monarda Beauty of Cobham

Helenium M beauty - Agastache Black Adder

Best shredder for very large borders

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 13:51

Shredders aren't very good with green wet / slimy waste, best leave to a side for it to dry. Or do what Lyn or Pete8.

I have quite large a wood chipper / shredder it will take branches up to 5 inch but that doesn't like wet green waste either. 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 10:52

What sort of camera do you use Papi jo ? you take some really good photo's. 

I am liking all the hydrangea's  I bought paniculata limelight a couple of weeks ago from the clearance section for £3.75 love a bargain, its flowering now 

I sowed some cobaeas but got the labels mixed up with some verbena, end up chucking the cobaeas thinking it was the verbena pot I wasn't expecting to germinate ( old seeds ) would of probably germinated if I put them in the propagator . I got some good very well nurtured verbena plants though, took me about 8 weeks to cotton on that the verbena weren't cobeaea 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 21:03

Very impressive pictures everyone 

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