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Latest posts by chicky

Good Berries

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:54

Brilliant - thanks for all your replies.  Off to google pyracantha, skimmia, hollies and coral beauty.  Will let you know what i go for in due course

Serious! Really

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:52

Apparently I used to dance to White Horses too - but can't remember it myself


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:49

Got home before dark for the first time in ages.  Sun was shining so took advantage and got out in the garden.  Planted out my chinodoxa and my asters, and potted up lots of rooted cuttings in the greenhouse.  First bit of gardening i have managed for nearly 3 weeks - so now I feel very satisfied.  Weather forecast says it is now going to rain forever, so that will settle them in nicely.

Bev - I have a daughter off tomorrow too because of the strike.  Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere on the news - was beginning to think she might have dreamt it up!

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:58
I'm going to give cleomes a go next year - having seen pictures on here earlier in the summer. Rudbeckias and echinaceas work well for me ( although echinaceas don't flower til the following summer). Have also had success with scabious and salvias ( the perennial ones - transylvatica i think they are called). I love growing things from seed - makes me feel like a "real" gardener

Posting on an I-Pad

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:37
On an ipad, i can only post if i access the site from google, rather than safari. No idea why !


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 09:49
Lily - wild swan quite difficult to get hold of at the moment - and also quite diff to keep alive ! I would wait til spring


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 09:43
Swiss sue - love that quote - i am aspiring to be a real gardener!

Stacey - tawny owls twit twoo to one another AND make a murderous screeching noise ( which was what woke me last night). Barn owls just screech - but it is a different sound - more of a hiss. Not sure about the other sorts. I would guess yours are tawnies.


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 06:54

Morning all - at least that's what the clock says - view out the window begs to differ!  Owls had a noisy night here.  Nice to hear them, but not so much at 4am.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:47
Dove - i'm in - so long as you make it at the weekend - some of us will still be working next year !!


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:44
Gooaaaaall - we're going to Brazil !!

Discussions started by chicky

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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