Latest posts by Perki

New to Shrubs. Plant Identity needed

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 15:11

Looks like a Helianthus - perennial sunflower .

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:19

 has it gone through the conservatory ? hope there not to much damage 

Last edited: 16 October 2017 17:20:27

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:13

It starting to get rather windy here and its raining leaves, the bin and my large pot of dahlia are already on the floor , just taped the GH vents shut. Had the red sun here as well ( Lancashire ) otherwise it been a nice day warm and some blue sky this afternoon. 

Last edited: 16 October 2017 17:18:42

Grape vine identification

Posted: 15/10/2017 at 12:29

Black hamburg is common dark grape? Black hamburg have pips  

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 22:03

Very nice B3 , my own garden looking rather sad at the moment.

Helenium division

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 22:02

The winters have been relatively warm here ( North west ) the past 3 years, but had hard frosts in spring which knocks everything back. Had a shocking Summer this year, worst in number of days its rained  and the wind always flattens the helenium sahin early even with supports.

Helenium division

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 20:55

I wouldn't divide Helenium's in autumn I would wait until the spring when new growth start appearing, small clumps have tendency to fail on autumn divisions. If they are in pot they probably not that big ? A large clump like Paul said can get quite large and would fair better on division. Helenium are one of the few plant I don't divide at all in autumn, MBeauty probably my favourite variety as well.


Seriously! Where do I start?

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 20:12

Carrying on from Dave and Summergarden.

2 - magnolia

7 - Its in my head somewhere it just not coming to me 

12 - Lonicera variegated 

13- Wisteria - hellbore planted below. Wisteria on the drain pipe as well.

14 - Hydrangea petiolaris ( climbing hydrangea )

15 - not sure

Moss in lawn and aeration..

Posted: 03/10/2017 at 19:25

Scarifying the lawn is a common job here, even if you don't have moss you will have thatch so scarifying will help anyway. I will be doing my own lawn soon, then forked and top dressing, I review the lawn in spring and normally do it all again, I also verticut the lawn once or twice during the growing season just to keep on top of the thatch / moss and to simulate growth. 

You do have a good amount of top soil for the water to drain away. How soggy is the lawn after rainfall? If so what Dave recommended hollowed tinged / forked would be the way forward with a top dressing of sharp sand

Lawns around here are getting worse for moss due to the wetter and wetter summers we are having. 

I find lumps of concrete / stone and clay under my lawn  

When is too late for hedge pruning?

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 22:42

I wouldn't worry to much. I've pruned hedges November through to March no problem, obviously avoid hard frost forecasts. I avoid anything slightly tender here like Bay - pittosporum til spring.

Privets are ideally done late May / June and again late August / September.

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