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Latest posts by punkdoc

Newly planted Dogwood Tree advice

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 09:37

As Verdun says, Cornuses require a lot of water.

Root pruning is an accepted way of treating trees when they are repotted and you dont have a bigger pot. However 7 inches is a bit drastic!

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:56

This summer has certainly been a great one for butterflies here. Perhaps it is not quite as gloomy as has been said.

No Small Coppers for me, but I do seem to have large numbers of Gatr Keepers which have arrived in the last week or so.


Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:07

 Good morning all.Woke up to the terrible news of Robin Williams, he really made me laugh, and Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting were such great films. It is sad how many of the great comics are troubled souls.

Sunny here again, but full of cold, so another lazy day I suspect.

OL, I too am getting very twitchy about new season, away to Wet Spam, one of our many mortal enemies. I cant believe how stressed I get about it at my age. When younger I could not go out on a Saturday when we lost; I spent a lot of nights in!

Good luck to the workers and  swift cures to the poorly.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 17:44

Afternoon all, very windy here all day.

If i had been any lazier, I would have developed pressure sores.

Need to start on tea, which will be the first thing I have done today.

Have a good evening all.

Knautia question,

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:53

They will come back each year. They seem to prefer drier soil in my garden. I would wait to move them until autumn.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:34

Quite agree with you OL, cant stand doctors myself. I think waiting till after hols. is a great idea. Sure you will feel much better. However if you dont, bite the bullet and get seen.

Dont worry about the garden, I have been failing to stake stuff properly for 20 years, although I am gradually getting better. It would not be so much fun, if you did not find things you can do better next year.

What was happening in Blackpool this weekend?

This forum

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:37

I know that I am at odds with most of my friends on here, but I am concerned about the way that some people have been treated. The ignore button is great if you dont like or offended by someone, but I cant agree with some people deciding to act as my moral guardian. I can happily do this myself.

Best hemerocallis

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:28

Frans Hals is one I grow, red and yellow, long season, very nice.

Please help, have I caused irreversible damage and if so what can I do?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:26

Whatever you do to that hedge will look awfull. Dig it out and start again.


Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:12

Morning all. Wild and windy overnight, lost a few pots, but cant see any other damage.

Sorry to hear about your tree Lily Pilly.

I am amazed how tired you can be after a virtual party and I dont know who said there were no virtual hangovers; I had one.

Dont want to be too medical, but I dont think multi vitamins are the answer OL. If you eat well you will have more than enough. I would go back to GPs.

Have a good day everyone.

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