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Latest posts by Perki

hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:15

Just cut it back where you want it, it come back no problem, I have done it more times than I can count.  Privet are quite hardly and now a good time to cut, it will be bare for a while but will be green again before the end of the season.

hacking back my hedge

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 13:41

Have you got any pictures Colin ? It doesnt sound like a Bux.

Strawberry variety for kids to grow

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 13:57

Hi i wouldn't mind some more strawberry variety myself. I have at the moment Pegasus nice flavour - good size - resistant to disease. And I scoff as many as I can straight off the plant 


Coarse Sand!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 19:05

sharp sand ? about £2 from b&M


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 22:06

Begonia are a bit tricky to grow from seed, you must sow on the surface, I would add some vermiculite to your compost mix . Do not water from the top the seeds seem to disintegrate ( i found this out on half my apricot seeds last season ). After sowing soak the pots in a tray of warm water for 20 mins/until surface is damp,  pop them in a heated propagator 21 -25C with plenty of light. I don't think it be possible without a heated propagator unless your house is really warm. I wouldn't get your hopes up like you said a bit hit and miss

I sow them now, begonia seem to take ages to get going. I am going to sow mine tomorrow hopefully need some quality compost. 

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:46

I just watch show me your garden. I liked the third garden the most, not over stuck on the iron pergola I preferred just the topiary . I didn't really get the competitive part to it either. The only thing what annoyed me though was one of the narrators say - end of part one etc it just bug me  

Greenhouse advice!

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 21:22

you wont regret buying a greenhouse newticle I love mine, put radio on make a brew and in there for hours. There isn't  many things you can get wrong when buy a GH. What most people get wrong is size, I would pay extra for a well known brand - get a extra strength one if you live in a windy area - toughened glass if you have little ones.  Buying accessories will almost double the price of the GH as well .

You will need some solid foundations if your thinking of one 8 x4m,  i buy a poly tunnel if you want one that big. 

I doesnt half look grand your GH Tootles, nice and tidy, mine looks a bit hectic at the moment  . Its making me wonder if I got any old photos before i put the GH up.

2015, here we come!

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 22:55

I will probably start sowing some seeds next week, i got some begonia a few variety's - geraniums- lobelia queen Victoria - verbena and maybe some kniphofia. Might sow some passion flowers for the greenhouse as well 

Green house

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 22:38

i have a greenhouse if your asking me edd , i couldnt get in it earlier doors froozen solid 

Green house

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 22:22

i have a few plants, mainly perennials - lupin - delphiniums - achillea - kniphoria ( red hot poker ) - geraniums - lavender - foxgloves - wallflowers and some other odd bits. 

Discussions started by Perki

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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To late to plant foxgloves?

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A few questions

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Good year for Cucumbers

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You like my cold frame?

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Wisteria planting.

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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

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leaf spot on Marigolds?

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Welcome to my greenhouse

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Mixing lilys bulbs

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Wind damage, greenhouse

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Buying a Greenhouse new / used

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