Latest posts by Perki

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

Phlox 21st Century Blue - should they be pinched out?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 11:49

I've not grown these before either but I do tend to pinch out most bedding plants. If they are looking leggy I would definitely pinch. 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 11:18

Hi rosemummy can I have some cleome and eryngium miss ghost please 

If you see a slug or snail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:55

I do squash the odd one and slug eggs but I mostly chuck them in the brown bin ( garden recycle bin ), I dont know if they can get out or not  

I been uses wool pellets around my most vulnerable plants which do work very well. I trying organic slugs plants also this year. Normal slug pellets used in GH. I not a fan of salt either, I made beer traps before as well but a lot of messing around.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:33

yes sure, I think I still got your address from last time, I pop them in the post next week

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:06

chin up bulkerb you have done a great job , like I said some people are never pleased. 

Fed up

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 18:49

Looks great to me, are they moaning about anything in particular? some people are never pleased are they 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 16:24

david10 how are your Geums doing? I saw a picture from last year of yours which had a geum flame of passion on show.  I like it some much I got myself one a few weeks ago  can I asked what conditions you grow your in ? And how fast it clumping up? I bought Tai Mai at the same time, hoping to plant that with allium christophii and salvia nemorosa caradonna.


How has this weather affect your planting this year?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 11:34

Keeps snowing 4inch yesterday few inch today  minus temperatures at night, normally have the GH packed full of bedding plants / tender perennials but most are still in house. My seedling are not as advanced as last years. Lots of 3 or 2 litre perennials outside ready to be planted out but snow on ground now and its getting more soggy as it melts. Got a plant order due today ( ordered last week ) was planting up a whole bed this weekend with monarda - veronicastrum - helenium etc but its very unlikely as this rate  

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Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

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