Latest posts by punkdoc

Is this a weed?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:24

I like it, but only in small doses. it is supposed to keep moles away, but doesn't in my garden.

Feeding times with blood fish and bone?

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 15:22

I think there is a great temptation to overfeed, probably encouraged by the feed makers.

I use a general feed in March and then potash rich feeds for heavy flowerers'  later in the season.

I think the key is to feed the soil, with mulches etc and not feeding the plants too much.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:46

Very sorry to hear your news Pat.

Darmera peltata

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 23:05

I have a large group around my pond and they have not started into growth yet { Sheffield ]

So maybe just too early.

Acer Purchases Today (ID)

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 18:35

Could be Acer shirasawanum Aureum.

What is this please???

Posted: 14/04/2017 at 13:56

Arum italicum Marmoratum, can be very invasive, but I love it and sadly cannot get it to grow in my garden.

Potash when and how to use

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 18:17

Tomorite NPK 4/3/8

Growmore [ general fertiliser ] NPK 7/7/7.

Tomorite has a lower Nitrogen and is designed for flowering / fruiting  { hence its name, originally made for getting tomatoes to fruit ]

Growmore has higher Nitrogen  [N ] levels and will promote leafy growth.

Potassium [K] levels are not responsible for turning blue hydrangeas pink.

As Sussexsun says bone meal is high in Phosphorus [ P ] and is useful at planting time, to aid root development. It is not usually used later on. BFB [ blood fish and bone would be used as a general feed, or Growmore as mentioned earlier ]

Not sure if I have explained that very well.

Potash when and how to use

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 13:46

I don't want to be rude, but some of the information here is not correct.

Potassium [ potash ] is for flowering and fruiting, Tomorite is high in potassium.

Phosphorus is for root development.

Potash will help your hydrangea to flower, although I would wait a while before giving it.

Perennial ID please

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 11:10

A Rudbeckia, maybe?

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 10:37

She loves mussels, so I think I will have to go out and buy the stuff for a sea food risotto.

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