London (change)
Today 13°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 12°C / 9°C


Latest posts by punkdoc


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:13

Morning all, sunny but cold here. No gardening here today as I have been instructed to paint porch, if i dont manage to fall off ladder, that is.

Get well soon poorly ones.

Hope you find that ring KEF.

Fidget I dont envy you, I have nightmares about my sisters and I doing all that when Mum dies.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:04

Evening all. I have had a lovely day "pootling". One of those days when you have no idea where the time has gone, because you are not quite sure what you have actually done. I suppose I have planted a few more things from the greenhouse and moved a few plants to where I hope they will look better. Its what if I am being pretentious I call being artistic, others I am sure would call it something different.

KEF, just to make you more jealous, I now have 9 Meconopsis growing nicely, and, have potted on another dozen or so in the greenhouse.

Spicy meat balls and a robust red for dinner.

Hope you all had as nice a day as me.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:15

Evening all. Despite the rum hangover, [ the worst sort I find, not of course that I have had many hangovers, never sober enough ] I have been a busy boy, I have been dividing Asters and Campanula, and managed to make dozens more plants. There is something very satisfying in making new plants for free.

Quite a few Tulips are out, I love the outrageous colours, with the zing they bring to the garden. Honesty is also flowering, so there is lots of new colour.

OH is making a thai curry tonight, with a few beers and then a movie.

Hope the finger is better Dove, very envious of your purchases Stacey, I wish I lived nearer to Crocus, I do love their stuff.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:13

Well, I am up now, great party, not managed to steal any of Verduns plants though. Message to self, Rum does not agree with me... or was it something I ate?

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:54

Amateurs, thats what you lot are, I am only just leaving the pub, expecting the party to be in full swing, with all you girls in your pirate frocks and................ you have all gone to bed.

By the way it was me who fell asleep in the grasses last time.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:13

Hi., fb., both the Mallards and the Mandarins have been no shows today. I wonder whether they have been put off by foxes, which I quite often see at the back of the pond, which is very overgrown.

In my experience the mallards make terrible parents, they often let the little ones into the stream, which has steep level changes, this usually results in a few drownings, although I have been known to jump in with a net to rescue them.

Lovely day in the garden today, tee-shirt and no fleece today.

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:14

Dont forget that Erysimum Bowles Mauve tends to be fairly short lived, it literally flowers itself to death, so it is always worth having cuttings to replace it.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 11:13

OL., I love Grasmere, where are you staying? I spent a friends 40th. at the Wordsworth Hotel, many years ago.


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:18

Morning all, lovely and sunny here, so lots to do.

Tulips are just starting to open.

My chaufeur will be picking me up later for the drive to the cabin, so anyone who wants a lift, let me know.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 14:25

Well if the party is fancy dress, I shall be in torn up clothes, with zips and safety pins, and my hair dyed green. Come to think of it, I havent really got enough hair to dye it, and I dont think a mohican would work either. Promise that there will be no gobbing, I wasnt that sort of a punk.

I have managed to make some space in the greenhouse, so I can now move some plants out there, from the window sills. The OH will be pleased, until she realises that there are plenty more seeds to be sown.

Discussions started by punkdoc

Multipurpose potting compost

Replies: 4    Views: 238
Last Post: 17/02/2014 at 15:27

Ruscus aculeatus

Replies: 4    Views: 205
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 17:25

Wishes and resolutions

Replies: 25    Views: 6969
Last Post: 02/01/2014 at 19:16

New TV programme

Replies: 10    Views: 575
Last Post: 26/11/2013 at 15:17

What new flower seeds are you going to grow in 2014

new seeds for next year 
Replies: 24    Views: 849
Last Post: 08/11/2013 at 13:00

MD in current GW

Replies: 11    Views: 407
Last Post: 26/07/2013 at 21:22

Good idea?

Replies: 1    Views: 288
Last Post: 30/05/2013 at 15:44

Seed Companies

Replies: 1    Views: 273
Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 17:46

They are back

Replies: 15    Views: 630
Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 22:20

About to snuff it?

Replies: 1    Views: 329
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 16:07

an experiment

Replies: 5    Views: 324
Last Post: 11/04/2013 at 14:54

Something better change [ and it has ]

Replies: 5    Views: 464
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 11:43

Count your blessings

Replies: 1    Views: 328
Last Post: 07/04/2013 at 09:06

postal offer

Replies: 5    Views: 460
Last Post: 27/03/2013 at 09:54


Replies: 10    Views: 708
Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 12:40
1 to 15 of 19 threads