Latest posts by Perki

Plants identity

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 21:18

dahlia david howard is my favourite dahlia as well, shame the slugs nibbled the tops off. 

Have a look a phlox paniculata starfire see if that matches. 

Last edited: 12 August 2016 21:19:10

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 20:41

Great pictures 

Last edited: 09 August 2016 20:41:56

Disappointing plants

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 01:40

Dont have problems growing monarda - rudbeckia - heleniums here, must be the amount of rain we get, I do avoid plants what need very well drained soil. Its just the slugs which cause the damage, delephiniums tend to get the jump on the slugs and get large before they emerge to feast, I got a lupin now which looks a right state with slug damage, it was beautiful in flower hardly any damage now its an eyesore relatively close to the front of the border..

I got guem flame of passion this year which I am a little bit disappointed in, the flowers are tiny. Hopefully next year will be better, I got tai mai at the same time which was nicer. 

day lily stella de oro not done must flowering since I got it last year as well. 

Last edited: 07 August 2016 01:40:51

Anyone growed Red Hot Poker before?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 21:54

I like them, I find them easy to grow just keep the slugs off the new shoots. Easy to grow from seed as well, I grown Flamenco from seed but got no where to plant them . I would buy a named variety much nicer plants and you know what your getting. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 15:11

Its been raining here all day like usual, terrible summer two hot days ( far to hot ) and that's it. 

I had a few plants of SecretG good plants well priced, get email every week for more plant offers 

Last edited: 04 August 2016 15:12:48

first time hedge trimmer buyer

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 11:13

Just keep it well maintained ckuan and it should last you years, I always oil the blades before every use and don't forget it 2 stroke 

Hedge looking well tetley.

first time hedge trimmer buyer

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 23:11

I would invest in a little scaffold tower, very handy I wouldn't do without. I got a long reach hedge strimmer 10years ago, its a sharp with a kawasaki TJ27 engine, only problems I had with it in 10years is broke pull string about 2weeks ago and I shattered the blades last year with the amount of use its had,I do gardening for a living so it gets a lot of use on edges far bigger and meaner, other than that its been excellent.  But looking round on the web I found on mowdirect that some Mitox have a kawasaki engine.

I would recommended any edge strimmer with a kawasaki engine, I use a normal hand held one aswell which has been very reliable. Got a stihl as well which is very good and light but its got wide blades for thick branchs so not used so much. Just stay away from chinese rubbish, I have one with the chainsaw / hedge attachment its can be made so long it bends  and its gutless, I think it be better as a washing pole.

Last edited: 01 August 2016 23:12:20

'But they said anyone can grow this plant!'

Posted: 01/08/2016 at 22:25

I cant seem to grow rudbeckia goldstrum from seed, I've tried a few times but all failures 

I pinch pansy out when they start to getting leggy.

Last edited: 01 August 2016 22:26:37

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 19:39

Not been in garden that much this week, managed to mow lawn this evening with rotary mower to long for cylinder mower, I probably mow it again this weekend. Other than watering pots and a little bit of dead heading that all I've done this week. 

What you building FG  ? 

Have my Potato got blight ?

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 23:53

Got my potatoes out and they look lovely, good size now for chips  . Not had blight before, must be the wet weather we've had late spring through summer. 

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