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Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 07:03

Happy Birthday Lyn - have a lovely day



Posted: 12/01/2015 at 06:42

Morning Wintersong and MrsG.  Morning everyone else too.  I agree 6.30 today seems earlier than it normally does MrsG.  Probably something to do with the pitch darkness, and it being a Monday.

Pilates tonight for me too - need to keep flexible so I can bend down and reach all those weeds

Starting tomatoes indoors

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 20:45

I have a GH, but it is unheated, so I don't start my tomatoes off til March (i start them on windowsills indoors too)  This year we also tried some grafted ones from the GC - and both seed grown and grafted started fruiting at the same time, so don't think you lose much by waiting til March (apart from stressing over frost or leggy seedlings).

i do start the rest of my seeds (mostly flowers) in February, in windowsill propagators - but they don't take off as quickly as tomatoes, so this seems to work well too.


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:45

Just checked the weather forecast - might need a snorkel too


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:44

Have a good journey home AWB.  Hope you find snowdrops on your return - might need your brolly though


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

We're smiling here too Woody

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:59

Can never have too much cake - happy birthday Philippa

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 17:55

Wonderful Lizzie - I just love your garden

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:38

I like lime green with deep blue - how about one of your tender salvias or aconitums?

Witch hazel

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 16:35

The witch hazels with red flowers have some pretty spectacular autumn colours too - this one is from Diane:

 The yellow flowered ones are less spectacular in autumn for me.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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