Latest posts by punkdoc

soil type

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 10:38

Anything, as long as it is moist. It is also a martyr to slugs.

Anyone know of these are weeds?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 18:21

1. Wood avens

2. Jack in the Hedge.

What is this plant? What do I do with it now?

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 14:32

It is a Penstemon [ not sure which ]

Cut it back in Spring, there will be a basal rosette of leaves to cut back to.

Moving Eucomis

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:08

Why bother to cut the foliage off? Leave it and replant in the garden in Spring.

Those blowsy, shapeless things.....

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:00

Blowsy and shapeless, I thought you were talking about me for a moment Verdun. Gaudy, brash and vulgar, oh you are talking about me.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:12

Hi all.

Really struggling with my sleep as well Hosta.

Been a real problem since I got back home, not helped by the fact I am trying to wean myself off the sleeping tablets I have been on for the last 10 years. I have never taken heroin, but the withdrawal process seems similar. 

How to divide crocosmia

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 07:06

I think that there is a massive difference between Montbretia and some of the more delicate Crocosmia, that multiply very slowly and are slightly tender in my part of the world. They need to be cosseted.

How to divide crocosmia

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 21:10

Might be complicated for you Verdun, but not for me. Anyway you can't divide a Crocosmia plant, because a plant is a single corm

How to divide crocosmia

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 18:52

The corms form a chain, the uppermost corm is the youngest. I usually discard some of the older corms.

Japonica skimmia

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 12:21

That is as much as I know too Nut. They seem to have a tendency to go a sickly yellow colour for me, unless I grow them in fairly deep shade. 

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