Latest posts by Perki

Holes in my lawn

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 17:57

Sounds like you have leather jacks in the lawn, the magpies are probably trying to eat them.

You can buy nematodes for leather jacks.

Last edited: 19 September 2017 17:58:26

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/09/2017 at 13:47

Very nice pictures  I like the nosy neighbours. 

I've just bought Anemone Wild Swan, what sort of conditions have you grown yours int raisingirl ? Does it flower for most of the year like it says on the label ? I find quite a lot of plats which are meant to flower throughout the year actually don't like Geum T Tangerine - Salvia Caradonna etc. 

Favourite alliums?

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 23:19

I love Alliums one of my favourite's, I like your web page as well  . I have quite a lots of purple sensation - mount everest - Gladiator all very reliable.  Christophii -  Sphaerocephalon also very good. I've grown some of the smaller one's which I haven't been impressed with . Caeruleum is a nice blue but it hasn't returned this year I might of dug it out 

I've grown a few different variety's this year Globemaster - Giganteum - White Giant - Round and Purple - Nectaroscordum  - Nigrum. I was a little bit disappointed in the White Giant - Giganteum with the size of the flowers and height hoping for better next year, also disappointed in nigrum with the shape of the flower I like them round not like a ufo shape.

Round and purple was excellent quite long flowering, large flower heads. 

MY favourite at the moment is Globemaster  it a beauty, huge flower heads, a real head turner. I am going to get some more, I've gots some pictures if you want me to put some on.

LIdl are selling Allium bulbs tomorrow, giant ones like giganteum - gladitor and mount everest. I got all my gladiator and mount everest from Lidl in the past, excellent value and bulbs. 

Size of flower to Helenuim sahin early flower

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 17:38

Mine are 7cm across , I think they make it up with the amount of flowers you get.

Last edited: 11 September 2017 17:40:03

Which hedging plant?

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 12:45

Personally I go with the beech unless the site is damp / wet. The leaves are nicer and they retain they winter leaves better than hornbeam. 

Blackthorn throw out huge suckers, I pulled out a 6ft + sucker from under the lawn before and they self seed . I think hawthorn possibly would be better option.

Last edited: 11 September 2017 12:49:10

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 18:31

Very nice toad lily AuntyRach, shame about the slugs, I had to dig up my alstroemeria to plant in a pot  last week due to slug damage.

Lovely pics Wonky  I like the verbena with the grass . My profile name originated from my surname Perkins 


Posted: 08/09/2017 at 15:59


Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 12:53

Very nice dalhia's Chrissy

Lovely pics will Liri and WillDB.

Got some pic of the butterfly's on the Eupatorium and Buddelia


Posted: 03/09/2017 at 13:50

Hi bluebell - remove / loosen / replace the excessively tight ties, it will be ring barking the vine which can cause other problems.  Are you sure its rust ? its more liking to be scorched. Its common for  grape vine to suffer magnesium deficiency, epsom salt once or twice a year will help with leaf health. 

Rose planting question

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 11:11

Hi hogweed , I am in the process of replacing a rose with another one. I am going to replace the soil and use mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhizal fungi alone is supposed to be good enough, it help associate the plant roots with soil.

I saw chris beardshaw replace a rose and beachgroove last year using M-fungi .

I would of thought disease why you shouldn't replant where a rose has been. 


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