Latest posts by punkdoc

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 10:30

Hi all.

i am glad i am not the only one hoping for Trump to suffer a bit.

Hosta, I think the problem might be the prohibitive cost of the insurance, and USA having a lot of poor people. My Mum had relatives over there who could never afford health insurance, even though superficially they did not appear poor.

Hosing it down yet again, so ark building to resume, wanted to go to the local sheep dog trials today, but perhaps not.

I have friends in Grenada, so am hoping they do not have a hurricane this year. The island was virtually destroyed in 2004, and is still not fully rebuilt. They also lost all the Nutmeg trees, which devastated the economy.

Hardy Sunflower Helianthus 'Double Whammy'

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 16:58


Ordinary garden soil.

Plant identification

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 10:09

I agree Lyn.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 08/09/2017 at 09:45

Hi all.

Weather is pants again.

I have spent time on the British Virgin Islands, they were truly beautiful, no airport, so you could only arrive by boat.

I have been looking for somewhere to meet, and ironically the halfway point between us, is where I grew up. 

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 17:26

Hi all.

Wasted day here. Drove into the city to buy books, decided I wasn't in the mood, so came home.

Drove to the G/C, nothing to see, so home again.

Rained relentlessly all day.

Thanks Clari, you make some very good points. I think we will have to meet, which will mean fairly long drives for both of us. My sisters are adamant that they don't want to meet him, so it will just be me.

Can anyone identify this?

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 11:38

Nandina domestica???

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 07/09/2017 at 09:20

Hi all.

Gave up last night and just drank the Whisky instead, much easier and more pleasant.

Decidedly chilly outside, not inspired to go into the garden, I might brave Sheffield, to try and find some books for Sicilian trip.

Thanks for all your advice, very helpful. It is funny, if you asked 6 gardeners an opinion on a garden issue, you would get at least 6 answers, but reassuringly you all had the same idea on this subject.

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 23:12

Very quiet on here tonight.

I am sitting here with a Scotch, trying to write an email to my half brother. It is not going well.

How do you sum up your life, in a few lines?

Sorbus pruning

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 20:10

Do you beat them, if they drop their leaves?

Lupin query

Posted: 06/09/2017 at 20:07


Not new plants, just lower flowering shoots.

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