Latest posts by Perki


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:08

I sick of this weather i wish it would RAIN .  working outside all day is making me melt away. Even my strawberry i have been picking are warm 

Monty Don.

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 23:04

I think GW is ok and i do watch it,  Monty seems a nice chap, i wouldn't mind a brew and chat with with him. It better than watching the rest of the rubbish on the TV these day, especially soaps i cant believe they are still going.

I wish they just put Football back on  

identification please

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 10:30

looks like malva alba variety 


Where's Mike?

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 01:24

ohh motorbikes  interesting story you have there Mike. I also like my bikes i currently patrol the garden centers on my Triumph Daytona 675. I sure people look at me funny when i go to the GardenC on my bike. They must think what sort of a idiot comes to the GardenC on a motorbike.

But financially its a master plan , with it being a sports bike i can barely carry anything. So i basic i pick loads of goodies up but i cant take them home . So  only the special plants get a ride home on the Triumph.  Cant wait for spring though i can fill my rucksack full of bulbs/seeds 

Orchid lady - you sound just like my mum  she dislikes motorbikes aswell

plum tree

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:47

Hi derrick, have you got any pictures? i rake up and remove any fruit which is going moldy 

My first ever garden!

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 22:09

Lovely garden/plants you have there Logan, that morning glory looks stunning if i was a bee i be going straight for it , it looks so enticing

Bonsai tree

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 18:34

Hi i not sure what it is but it looks a bit like a beech

Large dahlia advice wanted for first time grower

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 17:01

Hi , you dont have to do anything special for dahlias,  unless they are show plants . I planted one of my larger dahlias quite a bit ago now, its got one flower on and it looks great. I haven't done a thing, just planted it in the ground with some multi -compost and its off. I feed it yesterday with a high potash feed but only cause i was feeding the delphinium next to it ( hoping for a 2nd flush).  I probably feed them again throughout the year with a high potash feed to encourage flowering. They can be a bit greed dahlias, pinch the top out to make them more bushy but i just leave mine.

The tall variety usually need staking , dont forget to dead head aswell 

After first frost i cut them down to about 6 inch - bring them inside turn them upside down and let them dry - then store them in sharp sand for next year. 


Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:32

Hi welcome to the forum  - the picture looks like a Dicentra commonly know as bleeding heart. 

Your apples have Brown rot - remove affected fruit.


Posted: 05/07/2014 at 13:12

Hi liz i am sure you dont have blight, i suspected you have a leaf spot so did some digging for you. Septoria leaf spot, have a look online see what you think


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