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Latest posts by punkdoc

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:44

Judy, your Cornus controversa sounds more of a concern. It should be in leaf now. I saw a couple at the weekend on my garden tour of North Yorkshire and they were both in full leaf.

However, I am afraid I dont know why, just wait and see I suppose.

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:15

Not like me to wade in with a facetious comment ....or 6....... so I wont!!!!

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:04

Cornus kousa can take years to flower, and moving them from a pot to the ground may easily delay the plant from flowering for a few years.


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:24

Too wet even to go out to shed to fetch seed compost.

You and your sunshine Verdun. You can go off people.

Song, heaven knows I am miserable now, although actually I am looking forward to doing nothing today.

Have a good one everybody.

Members' Public Profiles

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:15

It is nice to get a bit more information about people, so it would be good if people did fill in their profiles.

I like to know whether they support a football team that I loath, so I can ignore what they say!!! Also like to know other interests and jobs they do.

I am just nosy I suppose.

Feeding plants in the rain?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 09:01

FBB., or Gromore are both powdered feeds which will give plants a boost for the next 3 monts. For pots I use the slow release pellets which are supposed to work for up to 6 months.

The advantage of the rain, is that it will help the fertiliser to dissolve.


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 22:56

Evening all. Cold and wet tonight, so no slug hunting for me. Have lost 3 lupins to the b*****ds this year.

Meatballs and pasta for tea and now drinking a nice malt whisky to warm myself up.

Tomorrow will be even wetter, so time to start sowing the biennials I think.

Enjoy the rest of your nights.


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 13:41

Hi all. Have been shopping for camping stuff ready for Glastonbury. I wanted to just do bivvy bags, like I used to use in mountains, but sensibly OH insisted I bought something more comfortable.

Managed to avoid going near a GC., even though I have birthday vouchers.

Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone.

Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 22:58

I am not neat I am artistic, or at least thats what I say I am. I do like a nicely cut lawn edge though, it seems to enhance the messiness of everything else.

I do agree with you Verdun, in that I think certain specimens should be able to stand out from the crowd, but other than that I like the wild look, or the jungle look in the hot border.


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 12:36

Hi all.

been nice this morning, although I think it is going to pee it down very soon.

Up early, have been planting out last autumns Osteospermum cuttings, and placing the dahlia pots in the borders, where I intend to plant them. Thinking about colour combinations and heights etc.. So far there has been lots of standing back, quizical look, move the pot six inches, fetch another pot, admire my work etc, etc, etc. I have not yet actually dug a hole and planted a single dahlia.

OH is out helping as well, at the moment she is hacking at a hedge which is swamping one of the borders, having checked that there were no birds nesting.

Hope everyone is enjoying the BH., and that the workers are ok.

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