Latest posts by Perki

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:20

Nice primula Victoria very striking. I grown some primula drumstick last year from seed, I am sure I put the seeds in the fridge for a few days to aid germination. I got about 7 plants but I keep forgetting about them until they have almost dried out  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:08

Pricked out quite a few seedling this morning - mina lobata - lavatara - veronicas - Nicotinia sylvestris -  rudbeckia annual and others. Potted on tomatoes - two chrysanthemums - busy lizzies. This weeks forecast frosts / snow are not helping, windowsill and every available space in the house is more a less taken. 

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:58

Doesn't look like a creeping buttercup to me  It doesnt look like the one which creeping under the fence from next door anyway.

What to expect at my first gardening show?

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 12:15

Wish I was going, Motorbike in workshop for the past 7 months  was hoping to have it back in time to go Harrogate flower show. I been before when I was 15 or 16 with the mother, it were a good day out. The fudge cost an arm and leg though  I got some bonsai trees

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 23:48

Its likely just an iron feed to kill the moss which does green the grass up a little bit, you can more a less watch the moss going black it kills it that fast. 



Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:48

I would slow down on watering them, begonia need the bare minimal amount of water to start them off, I lightly spray mine once a week if their lucky. To much water can rot the tuber, they should feel firm.

I can see something what looks like shoots but not sure? If they are just be patient  

Best tools for cutting back large conifers

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 22:35

I get stuck in before they get any more growth on them. Like nut said you cant cut into the wood. Have you thought about the top as well? Ideally with a tall long hedge a little scaffold tower would be ideal. I doubt you be able to reach across the top with a long reach edge trimmer from the floor or even reach the top. 

I would use an small petrol edge trimmer - long reach edge trimmer - scaffold tower ( or very good step ladder ) and a helmet with mesh visor to protect your eyes from the little bits which are murder to get out sometimes. You cant go wrong with stihl or other named brands like kawasaki / honda. The tools are expensive but you got a lot of edge there looks like it goes round the back as well 

Petunia Seedlings

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 22:09

I normally leave mine until they get a good size like Lyn but a bit smaller cause I use smaller pots. But this year seedling have been a lot slower, I suspect I picked up an old stock of potting compost . So I had to prick out my petunia very similar size to your LauraT2 about 2 weeks ago, they started to put on good growth now  Just like your will do in time, just be careful you dont over water. 

Daffodils havent break through turf?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 15:26

I've plant daffodils in December without any problems, they just flowered a little bit later. I got some in pots now planted in December doing very well. Oh well always next year.

Daffodils havent break through turf?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 12:58

so did I 

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