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Latest posts by Perki

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 12:07

Happy Birthday Lyn, have a great day  

I always pretended I didn't notice money in cards 

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:34

Happy Birthday Runny 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 11:30

Seeds available to who wants them. sow dates vary from 2014 - 2016 quite a few are unopened packs.

F marigold - fantasia mix / boy O boy Mix 

A marigold - Sahara mix / crackerjacker

Lobelia - strings of pearl

Love in the mist - blue stars / persian jewels 

cosmos - sonata dwarf

Convolvulus major - trumpet


Anagallis - blue pimpernel 

Aquilegia nora barlow ( collected )


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 14:26

A bit unlucky for the blades, I didnt watch the game hate watching MU play these days. Big win for Oxford today. At least Chelsea are Winning  for now. 

Seed Dispensers

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 14:22

I tried one before and I found it useless, It was like a syringe type. Big seeds / average got trapped and small seeds stuck to the sides. I use my fingers instead, or sometimes a piece of white card.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 20:02

Well been GC and got 8 bags of compost had a quick look round nothing really took my fancy. 

Planted my two trees laburnum and Amelanchier lamarckii . While digging hole for laburnum I found a iron pipe which I thought was a drained pipe but nope lucky,  spade went right through it rotten as pear. I found a 1m angle iron length after. I found all sorts in this garden, under the lawn I found huge pieces of concrete and stone, I keep think garden was a land fill sometimes with the amount of rubbish I keep finding .  No gold or diamonds found yet I still looking 

Oh dear Singing Gardener you need to get that under gardener of yours motivated 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 00:40

pruned grape vine, re potted agapanthus. dug up some weed crocosmia. Moved a aucuba, I seem to move aucuba every year.

Received my trees today  job for tomorrow I think.

I wish I could cut the grass its still growing but it far to wet.

Has anyone made their own greenhouse staging?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 20:56

Serious staging that Berghill  I want one or 2 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 20:52

cleaned GH out but not the glass yet, cleaned pots. Sowed some pelargonium seeds and Lobelia Queen V yesterday . Fitted the glass into my mums GH day before that, it felt like it took forever my fingers were killing me after, it were cold and I trapped them countless times. 

After dentist tomorrow   I think I will have a go at pruning the grape vine. 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 20:42

I bought a DA generous gardener potted in October, with micro fungi and P+P cost nearly £30 so wasn't cheap. But I must say it was in perfect condition lovely plant. I didnt buy bare root for the same reason Dave said.

I cant say it was worth it yet, but I was very impressed with the condition of the rose.

I was originally buying locally but nearly everyone rose I came across was coverd in black spot.

Discussions started by Perki

Cornus Kousa

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Callicarpa profusion vs Viburnum Bodnantense

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Last Post: 21/12/2015 at 09:57

Made a plan, Hebacious border for next year

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Angelica Gigas

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Strong winds forecast

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Last Post: 16/07/2015 at 22:04

Lythrum vigatum rosy gem

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Last Post: 28/06/2015 at 17:05

Grapevine leaf problems

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Last Post: 02/06/2015 at 07:15

How much water should I be watering Canna?

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Last Post: 17/05/2015 at 19:19

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

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Last Post: 28/03/2015 at 21:28

Heleniums growth rate ?

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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 20:33

what colour pergola

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Last Post: 29/06/2015 at 15:53

Wood post in concrete

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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 16:11

Recommended fruit and veg variety's

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Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 14:18

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

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