Latest posts by punkdoc

Bare root Peony

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:18

Do not leave in the packet, they will die.

Soak the roots well and pot them up, they do not like being planted deep.

When you know where you want them, plant them out.

The not liking being moved is due to people usually planting them too deep when they move them.


Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:15

I think it would look fairly dreadful if you gave it a hair cut at the required height. As on many things Nut is right.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 12:10

Hi all.

Just been for a walk around Sheffield Botanical gardens. Sunny, but very cold. Cleared a few of the cobwebs away.

Hope all are well and not suffering too much after Christmas.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 12:35

This is my message of hope. I took this picture in S. Africa 2013. It was the first Black Rhino to have been born for 2 years, due to poaching. It was still alive in August 2016.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 10:53


Vocals - Bowie, Prince, Michael and Lake.

Guitars - Prince, Parfitt and at a pinch Lake.

Got the makings of a great band here.

Morning all. Woken up feeling full of cold, but I don't think I would have been doing much anyway.

Hope the fairylet is ok. The NHS is something to be proud of.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 20:50

It's ok. hosta, I am drinking enough for both of us. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 15:18

All good so far.

Sausage sandwiches for breakfast, washed down with champers, very decadent.

Top of the Pops [ why? ] and the Queens speech watched, it's what we did as kids.

Lazy afternoon and then a nice piece of Dexter beef for tea.

Merry Christmas once again.

A Little ditty

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 23:05

You've got it alright.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 17:28

Wishing all of you who celebrate it, a very Happy Christmas.

For those of you who don't, a very happy one anyway.

Hope everyone gets what they want, but if you don't, it is the thought that counts.

Rocking all over the world, or rocking in the free world, which I much prefer.

Sure I will be on tomorrow to repeat this, but just in case.

Proper care for Picea Pungens in the pot in CA

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 23:05

UK resident, but I have some advice which maybe helpful.

2 hours sun is not really enough, they like sun.

The pot does not need insulating.

They only need feeding about every 6 months.

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