Latest posts by punkdoc

Canna lilies

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 13:03

Leave in pots for now.

Treat like Dahlia tubers, over Winter. I put mine in pots and keep slightly moist, although many would say not to do this.

You can divide the plants in Spring, when they are starting to grow, just ensure each division is showing a growing point. I start mine indoors in February.

Agastache Blue Boa

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:35

I don't know where you are Peanuts, but I find Agastache of all species, rarely come through the winter here.

I tend to grow each year from seed, they flower really quickly.

Thank you

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:32

Good word Hosta - Symbiotic.

I like Obligate parasite.


Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:41

Try Bishop's Children.

Easy from seed, first year flowering, all have dark leaves, and flowers in: red, orange and vibrant pink. They also form good tubers during the first year.

Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:36

There are no absolutes in gardening.

I have reasonable success, without using rooting powder. I choose not to use it, because that is what many of the "experts" said, when I read about their methods.

Plant (or weed) identification please

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 10:01

Without a picture, it will be hard to identify.

Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 09:17

I am with Nut on this one.

I never use rooting powder, as I believe it can actually make things worse, as you can get blobs of powder on the cutting, making it less likely to root.

ID please

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:14

You can prune hard, in late Winter. Most people grow it for the foliage, rather than the flowers.

Things I don't get

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:00

Plenty of great modern art: Lucian Freud and David Hockney for starters.

ID please

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 08:53

It is a Physocarpus, possibly Diablo.

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