Latest posts by punkdoc

How are you at multi taskin'?

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:44

Look, I can breath and type at the same time. The problem starts, if I try to add coffee drinking to that list, I either inhale the coffee, or, spill it over the keyboard.

Things I don't get

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 08:40

Sweet Breads, tongue, cheeks - these are a few of my favourite things.

Dahlia division and storage?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:33


Canna lilies

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:33

Hart Cannas are totally reliable.

A few years ago, they sent me a seek and destroy letter, shortly after they sent me some rhizomes, worried that some of their stock had virus.They then replaced them, and sent me extra free.

I planted the ?virus stock, keeping it separate from other Cannas, and they were fine. 

Dahlia division and storage?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:28

I would chop it back in November time, or when it becomes blackened by frost.

Pennisetum setaceum rubrum hardiness?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:26

Very Nice.

Dahlia division and storage?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 18:20

Too late to divide, do it in Spring.

Probably will survive outdoors in London, just give a good thick mulch.

Canna seeds

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 15:06

Canna seed are fairly easy to grow.

I sow in early Spring, having sand papered off a bit of the seed covering, and soaking for 24 hours.

They need good heat to germinate, but will grow quickly.

I would certainly dig the parent plant up, to over Winter.


Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:45

Hi all

Lovely sunny day here, so I went into the stream to weed the banks............. you guessed it, I have just fallen in. Soaked from head to toe, and a bang on the head as well.

I think a spot of sun bathing maybe in order.

Have fun.

What to plant in September?

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:32

Dahlias, Cannas, Asters, Helenium, Echinacea, Sedum to name a few.

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