Latest posts by Perki

Planting New Grape Vines

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 23:11

Grape vine can tolerate very cold temperatures, but you cant plant them with the ground frozen. So I would wait until you get a good few days of weather without any frost due, wait until March if weather very bad.

Prepare the site very well with manure / compost / bone meal or micro fungi and dig deep. Keep it well watered for the first year.

Last edited: 25 January 2017 23:16:34


Posted: 25/01/2017 at 22:20

I would leave them for now, the leaves will help protect the plant. Trim the leaves back closer to spring for new fresh growth.

Seed and Plant Swap 2017

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 17:00

Bright star - could I have some Ammi Visnaga please ?

Yellow Toms & purple carrots

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 02:10

Thanks bob, I didnt know they was quite few new variety's of the sungold, I grow suncherry premium last year very nice.  

Last edited: 24 January 2017 02:12:36

Yellow Toms & purple carrots

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 22:09

Thanks logan deep purple looks very interesting. Already growing Sungold its probably my favourite.

Been looking at some yellow tomato seeds- pear - currant yellow - lldi or trying black cherry instead, i like sweet tomato. Anyone tried any of these? 

Yellow Toms & purple carrots

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 17:23

Any recommendations for a yellow cherry tomato cordon variety preferred, and purple carrots.

Canna Tropicanna Black - Rhizome

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 16:19

crocus sell them and parkers. Hart canna sell Black knight which i think is the true variety. 

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 13:21

I would take them out of the propagator after first true leaves. Windowsill will be fine for now.

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 16:04

I have hoards of plants in plant pots wondering what to do with them, I usually give them to neighbours and everybody else, the gas man went away with a monarda scorpion last time because he mentioned he like it. 

Went GC the other day to look at aquarium deco and seed compost but I pick up a holly golden king and eucomis bulb, I wasn't really intending of buying any plants but you know what happens 

Ordered Canna Durban and Australias from hart canna, bit pricey but well recommended by some forum members and i know they will be virus free and excellent plants.

Last edited: 20 January 2017 16:05:31

Helenium advice

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 21:43

Nice picture AngieR 

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