Latest posts by Perki

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 21:27

Would anyone like some Angelica Gigas seeds ?

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 21:11

Allium planting today, nearly planted all my bulbs now. really pleased I bought a long handle bulb planter does an excellent job, I always bend the short handle ones. 

Lucky you VS looks a good plot, I sure you can recycle some of the junk. Lots of wood for a compost bin there 

Like the grasses cottage

Last edited: 27 November 2016 21:13:14

Identify Please

Posted: 26/11/2016 at 01:13

Leycesteria formosa or pheasant berry is one of few common names 

Last edited: 26 November 2016 01:13:55

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 16:46

Got out this afternoon in the garden planting 15 giant allium bulbs ( orange size ) that took quite a while, kept finding large places of concrete .

Filled wheel borrow with annuals/ etc ready for the compost bin which is already full.

Moved the odd plant. Then a had a moment  decided I was going to move two lilys and some lucifer crocosmias, for some unknown reason I thought I had dug the lilys out until I heard the dreaded crunch  not only did I chop one but both of them, then I heard another crunch while inspecting the lily damage, just stood on the crocosmia bulbs I just dug out .

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 18:15

Mange to get some bulbs planted today tulips and dwarf daffs. And made up some winter pots, still got all my alliums to plant and other various bulbs. Was hoping to do more bulb planting but I always seem to get visitors when I am trying to do something, good excuse to go and put ketllle on though.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 20:54

Looks like everyone been getting their bulbs planted but for me  I got so many to plant still, I must do some tomorrow.

It hasn't forecast rain tomorrow for a change, had a good covering of snow Friday morning - thunder / lighting two nights on the trot, then heavy rain back to snow / hailstone  no wonder I haven't planted majority of my bulbs yet.   

Had 60 dwarf daffodil bulb delivered yesterday ( offer on here last week ) some cupani sweet peas and two free packs of seed and delivered for a grand total of £6.65 

Thought I would say hello

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 14:38

Hi Peter welcome to the forum 

Lawn disease?

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 20:52

It looks pinky / red which makes me think red thread

When is best time to move two large choisya

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 11:06

I would move them now, unless the ground is frozen. 

Frost got my dahlias

Posted: 08/11/2016 at 18:47

I been digging mine up this evening after last night frost, I soldiered on in the dark for the last few. Unfortunately digging up in the dark risks damaging the tubers . They are now in Gh upside down drying off. 

I store mine in a box covering the tuber up to its neck with old compost, I leave in the cold gh for winter. 

Glad I've got them out of the ground snow forecast tonight. It went below -3C last night but hasn't knocked everything back. still got cosmos - asters - rudbeckias - petunias other summer bedding still flowering away, it didnt even get all the dahlias. it not the first hard frost either.

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