Latest posts by punkdoc

Cosmos xanthos

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:29

Wouldn't be without some annuals; Opium poppies [ particularly the v. dark purple ], California poppies, Nigella, corn flowers, Cosmos [ but not xanthos ], to name a few.

Red acer

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 18:03

Don't plant in deep shade, but not in full sun either.

Red acer

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 17:48

Slightly disagree with you H-C, they are really woodland plants, so prefer part shade, although agree with you on the shelter.

ID please

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 16:21

Funny isn't it, I wish my Verbena b. would self seed,

Penesetum Fireworks - are they dead?

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:29

Christopher Lloyd, was very fond of them, and kept them in a heated greenhouse over winter. He still reckoned he lost over 50% each year.

plug plants

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:13

Foxgloves are outdoor plants, they grow perfectly well when they self seed, they do not need cosseting.

I think that there is a tendency to plant some stuff out when they are too small, and would do better if grown on a bit first, but it can be overdone.

Without trying to be rude, if you have never lost a plant Verdun: you are either supernatural, or you have not grown enough plants.

Clay pot washing

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:08

I am with Hosta on this one. I have never washed a pot, or a tray, and have had no problems. About the only thing I clean are my secateurs.


Posted: 11/09/2016 at 12:05

It is like Frank says, if you like it watch it, if you don't, then don't.

I think Monty is wonderful, he has a beautiful use of language, and says things that are worth listening to.

He has always appreciated the benefits of gardening to the "soul", and was one of the first people, to highlight the benefits to mental health.

My OH loves the dogs, but has no interest in the gardening, as she says, she has someone to do the garden for her. Anyway we are both happy.

I would like more Adam Frost as well, a garden designer I have always admired.

I can't identify this plant

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 11:47

Looks like American Pokeweed to me.

Another mystery?

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 11:34

Has a habit of being a bit rampant, if you are not careful.

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