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Latest posts by punkdoc

meconopsis lingholm

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 14:30

I just leave mine to die back naturallly. You can of course save the seeds, as M.lingholm is one of the fertile hybrids, many are sterile.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 12:45

Now girls, all these fantasies are fine, as long as you dont mind us chaps discussing the merits of Kylie gardening in her gold hot pants. Now there is an image I may keep with me for some time. i should be so lucky.

Time to go and truss up a few more plants.

Weed Id and dahlia feed

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:47

Re: Dahlias. It is still early for them to be flowering, but it is time to start feeding them with a high potash feed [tomato feed would be fine ]


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 11:10

A warning to those who are lazy b*****s like me, dont forget your staking. I was wandering around this morning, planing what needed to be done, and then I saw it, a prostrate Delphinium. It has been on my list for weeks, stake Delphiniums. It is now up right again, but looking like a trussed up chicken.

Clari, I think there is a Yorkshire bug going round, I have been abit lacking in energy for a few days. Of course being a Yorkshire bug it will be a very virulent one, that would totally disable soft southerners. 


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 07:39

Morning all, very grey here agai.

i know some of you are doing numbr of sleeps till Barnsdale, i have just started doing it for Glastonbury. Might have something to do with worry whether I will sleep at all when I am there.

Chicky there are so many people I am looking forward too, I keep looking at the programme, thinking I could see X on that stage, then move quickly to another stage and see Y. i think it will involve a bit of military style planning.

Have a good day everybody


purple fountain grass

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 23:05

Agreewith Nut, too late in year. Start next Spring, with heat, they are not hardy. When they are large enough to go outside, remember to bring them back in, during Autumn.They will not survive in a cold greenhouse [ in Sheffield anyway ], so either indoors, or a heated greenhouse.

Japanese Maple Acer

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:59

Careful there flowering rose, too much water is just as big a problem as too little. Acers like to be moist, but not with their feet in water. Check to see if compost is moist, before watering.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 22:31

Hope all goes well for son, takes me back to being in a band for a few years in the 70s. We were called Grope and i was the singer. Dont remember too many girls throwing themselves at me, unless that is, they were trying to stop me singing.

Only 1 week till Glastonbury for me. Just spoke to my mum on the phone, she asked whether we had booked a nice hotel! I explained that with 150000 people that wasnt going to happen. Shes 88 and now worried about me camping

Also hope weather stays good for you OL.

Enjoy the rest of your evenings.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:39

You have got a garden then!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:17

Mrs G., both are Lychnis, the white is L. coronaris, and the red/orange is L. chalcedonica. Shows the wide variety of species within a single genus.

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