Latest posts by punkdoc

When best to plant out small hydrangeas?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:54

I would wait until next Spring when they will put on rapid growth.

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:52

I would, in fact I feed all year, although there is a view which says not to feed during summer.

There is also more pleasure being able to watch the birds all year on the feeders.

Capsid bug

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:11

Agree they are harmless, probably fit somewhere useful in the food chain, which we will only discover when we wipe them all out.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:23

Yes, Yes, Yes [said in a breathless When Harry met Sally way] 4 - 0, what a game.

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 15:22

I would leave them until next Spring when they should be big strong plants. It can be very tempting to pant out very small plugs, but you will lose many by doing this.

What is this yellow flowering bush.

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:15

Agree with Berghill, if that tall probably a Helianthus.

phlox paniculata

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:50

In my garden they only seem to do well in beds that are fairly moist They seem to sulk in dry areas. Mine cope well with a little shade.


Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:48

As Matt says for indoor display you need to buy prepared bulbs. These will be clearly marked at the GC. While you are there, can you buy me a few as well!

Has lawn food killed my lawn

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:45

That looks to me as if you have put down too much in that area, which has now killed the grass. Wait until Autumn, and then you can reseed that area if the grass is dead.

turning air into soluble nitrate to feed garden??

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:35

I find a good bit of compost seems to work well.

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an experiment

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