chicky


Latest posts by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:25

Thanks Nut - its not in my garden, so won't be able to take more pics, but it was about a 2 ft mound shape.

Loved the blue too, Patsy.  It was in flower today, but not sure since when, or how long it will go on.

Plant ID - blue flowers

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:14

Can anyone tell me what this blue flowered plant is, whether its a shrub or perennial, and if its hardy ??

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59330.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59331.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:09

Not really a "visiting" garden - but just been to a conference at one of the Oxford colleges - garden was amazing

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59322.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59323.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59324.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59326.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59327.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59328.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59329.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:59

Lovely pics Bizzie - we went to the Sussex Prairie Garden about this time last year and were blown away

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:54

Brilliant pics Beau - really captures it well.  So pleased the sun shone for us

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:43

Oh Dove, you poor thing ((hugs)) - hope you get some sleep tonight with all those bruises.  Broke my arm a few years back - the not being able to drive was the worst (apart from hitting ctl-alt-del on the pc, which could only be achieved by holding a wooden spoon in my mouth).  Take it easy whilst it all heals.  

Great pallet train Ggirl - those Sholing passengers are lucky peeps.

Home again now from my Oxford adventure - will post pics on the gardens visited thread (i know it was work, but my coffee break felt like a garden visit) - but here is where i stayed

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59318.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 And here was the view from my room

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59319.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

Helenium

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:41

If you are going with the red/orange theme then geums would be good for earlier - Mrs Bradshaw is an orangey red, and the tangerine series do what it says on the tin!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 07:39

Morning from hogwarts.  Will take a photo before i go.  The gardens are beautiful - really well stocked.  I guess the courtyards are the equivalent of walled gardens as a microclimate.  There is the largest pyracantha i have ever seen, smothered in berries, on one wall.

right, best get going - have a good day all

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:59

We wondered what Daniel would say if we were the first Forkers to be expelled from an RHS garden

Helenium

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 21:43

I grew rudbeckia rustic dwarves from seed this year, and was really pleased with the browny/orange selection i got.  Not expecting them to come through the winter, but will try some more seed next spring.  They might give you some fillers whilst the rest gets established ... Very exciting project there

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59009.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

Replies: 10    Views: 254
Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
Replies: 110    Views: 2422
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
Replies: 14    Views: 288
Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
Replies: 13    Views: 338
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
Replies: 20    Views: 543
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
Replies: 6    Views: 306
Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Replies: 11    Views: 762
Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
Replies: 12    Views: 559
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Replies: 6    Views: 721
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Replies: 6    Views: 584
Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Replies: 13    Views: 650
Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

Replies: 13    Views: 569
Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

Replies: 15    Views: 966
Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

Replies: 6    Views: 550
Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

Replies: 6    Views: 433
Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04
1 to 15 of 36 threads