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Latest posts by punkdoc

Pruning persicaria

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 18:18

I find that it very quickly goes from a mound of dead brown stuff, into a lovely mound of foliage and flowers, with only a small amount of tidying.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:04

Very cold here, tried snowing earlier, so no gardening for me today.

More seeds sown and some pricking out done, kitchen looks like a bomb site.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:44

I agree with Nut. I find using the genus and the species, gives you a much better idea as to what sort of conditions a plant is likely to thrive in.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 07:16

Morning all.

Heavy frost here, but looking sunny now.

Feeling rather sore now, after heavy session with the skip, so I think a gentle day of seed sowing and pricking out.

The saga of my ducks has taken another twist, this morning there are 2 males and 1 female [ personally the idea of 2 females to 1 male is rather more appealing ]


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:39

Evening all.

1 Skip full, but a lot more needs to go. I can now see bits of the house that have been hidden for 20 years.

Study now is virtually empty and can now be used as a garden planning room.

No point clearing shed out tomorrow, as no room for the rubbish, sure we will hire another skip, in about 10 years time.

Have a lovely evening everyone.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 12:45

The skip is filling nicely, 30 years of my medical career in so far.

Just been over to look at the pond, and my ducks have turned gay! There are now 2 drakes.


Posted: 23/03/2015 at 07:48

Morning all.

Sunny but cold here.

Skip arriving this morning, so will be busy the next few days, as trying to start removing some of the tons of junk that has built up in the house over many years. We are Hoarders.

Would rather be gardening, but needs must. 

Fidget, my blue poppies are showing nicely as well.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:30


Cold here, but been for a lovely walk in the Botanical Gardens. Lots of flowers and sweet smells. It is amazing how far ahead of my garden things are, even though they are only 6 miles further towards the city.

Ducks still on pond, so high hopes.

Enjoy the rest of your days.


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:16

That was exhausting. Watching England [ not gardening ]

The ducks have been on the pond all day, so hopefully will nest. I always find it so stressful when they do, I feel I need to protect them from the foxes and local cats. In previous years they have been terrible parents, letting the little ones into the stream when they were to young to swim back up. I did rescue some in a bucket a few years ago, but usually they drown. God knows what sort of a parent I would have made.

Have a good evening everyone.


Posted: 21/03/2015 at 14:24


Normal service resumed.

Nice morning pottering, now in to watch rugby.

See you all later.

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