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Latest posts by Perki

How much water should I be watering Canna?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:07

Hello It my first year growing cannas and I got my self confused on watering, I bought 3 originally. One started to rot so I assumed I have been over watering. I have cut the rotting bit off but I didnt think it would sprout so I bought another already growing. So after that I cut down on the watering, One of my other started to sprout but It looks like I not been watering enough now and the sprouting shoot dried out  it got another shoot coming through though.  My last Canna growing just fine it about 30cm high now.

I was watering dribs and drabs a bit like my dahlias but slightly a little more. I thought Canna were marginal plants as well but with the first one rotting it got me   

Lawnmower Engine Problem

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:02

Sounds like it could be seized, possibly broke a piston ring. Obviously I cant be sure. You could try removing the spark plug - it should be easy to turn the engine over with the pull cord or try rotating the blade with your hands be careful. If it still impossible to turn the engine over it probably finished.

First Petrol Mower

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 13:44

Hi is the mower big enough for your lawn and other areas ? Its only a little mower at 39cm cutting width and 2.7hp engine so cutting long grass all the time will ware it out faster. If you think its right for you go ahead, it got good reviews aswell. Remember to keep it well maintained checking oil etc and it should be ok.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 12:19

Good job Busy-lizzie  

It's my birthday

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 22:42

Happy Birthday mrs Pdoc 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 23:24

Been GC today and got myself some goodies for the new border  . After spoiling myself on a cylinder mower on Monday and getting to carried away at the GC  I got no spending money left now  I even had to ask for a borrow couldn't be putting plants back could I . I did really want them Hostas  - El nino - Patriot - Liberty but I didn't pick them up spent way to much this week.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:16

Not done any proper gardening today. Yesterday very hard frost, its killed everyone magnolia flowers along with lots of other flowering plants, my dicentra not looking to good. 

Done most of my gardening work over the past week on the lawn. I even treated myself and bought another Lawn mower .

Got a new border to plant up soon, I am glad I didn't plant up earlier frost would of had some of them. Hopefully tomorrow I will get chance to go to the GC and get some more plants, I got tree lupins on my mind for some unknown reason  

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:33

Happy Birthday OL - Bob - 1of7   hope you all have a Great day with lots of cake 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 23:38

I wouldn't worry to much, they will need a bit of time to establish themselves,  apparently don't like root disturbs as well.  I be surprised if you dont have any flowers by 20th June. 

It is cold a night where I live -3 C last inside the greenhouse  so you will have to be carefully of hard frost even though sweet peas are quite hardy. 

Rhino Greenhouse

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:15

Looks great Nooze, I had similar problems constructing my Elite GH 

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