Latest posts by Perki

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 20:14

Thanks Flowerlover3 , I am really pleased with some of my pots especially the terracotta pot with purple pansys and shirley tulips. It had tete a tete daffs early which went well with the pansys.

Heuchera are sugar plum ( purple ) and marmalade I plant them in the garden after bulbs have finished, I may try and propagate from them first. I plant the pots up with summer plants petunia / dahlia / canna etc

Yellow - red tulip is flaming parrot cant remember other tulip in barrel.

Dark tulip is black parrot

White - red tulip is estella Rynveld I got these cheap they were being sold off, next year I get some better bulbs.

Cant remember the daff name  its scent nice sweet smell, I got them from lidl and black parrot.

The pansys I grown myself from seed, I got them off ebay. Frizzle sizzle pansys, think others are jolly joker / others. 

I growing a wisteria myself  you can just see it on the first picture and the wood post

Last edited: 19 May 2016 20:15:34

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:23

Gorgeous wisteria  

Tulip problems

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 10:33

Slugs are most likely of eaten the tulip bulb, sitting the bulb on sharp sand and put some around the bulb can discourage the little blighters. 

Cold weather  is no problem for tulips. I buy new bulbs for pots , last years can go in the garden.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 22:36

 been lovely today 25C sunny  I strange to think last week 4 inch of snow had squashed a lot of the plants. Been very very busy today  got out about 10.30 back in at 8.00pm when the midgets started biting. You know it hot when I got shorts, I even got my belly out  and got sunburnt on my back while planting.

Looks like everyone been basking in the sun  very nice arch Keen but it look better with the roses on. 

I spent this morning potting on bedding plants some salvia - verbena, watering planting in GH took a while. But most of the day been mass planting, I laid out where plants are getting plant yesterday which helped speed it up. Planted and moved over 60 plants today, I've planted all sorts 3 type of heleniums - monardas - veroncastrum - lobelia tupa - astrantia - brunnera - dicentra - primulas - delephiniums - ligularia loads of plants . I seem to still have lots to plant still to plant, but I still keep buying more and more  

Laburnum not flowering

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:04

I would give it a good mulch at the end of the season before the leaves drop and feed with potash, and feed again with potash before its due to flower. That all I can recommend

Help! Does anyone know what these white bugs are?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:44

Its difficult to see them on picture but its highly likely vine weevil grubs white body brown head, they eat the roots of plants. Soak your pots in provado or bug killer suitable for vine weevil or nematodes.

The grubs would of grown into adults in the pot which had the dead acer. 

Can anyone identify this plant please?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 11:21


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 17:39

Looking good BL  I am sure you have a fantastic opening day .

I wish I could click on the picture so I could zoom in.

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 23:01

The crinkled leaves is probably my fault for be lazy . I used to leave them at the back door next to the radiator over night before taking them back out. I see what the next pair of leaves look like on pretoria. Wyoming look fine to me. I have repotted and feed them recently

Lythrum Rosy Gem

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 22:50

I grow lythrum rosy gem, I grow mine in full sun, but I would of thought 5- 7 hours would more than enough. rosy gem can get a fair size in its first season.  I got dropmore purple aswell

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