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Latest posts by chicky

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:44

We have a sunset, Lord Lambourne, blenheim orange (all mentioned above) and a Newton Wonder.  Have had at least one apple from each in 4 years, but they are definitely still getting into their stride.  We chose the varieties after a visit to the West Dean Apple Day - where I tasted more apples in one afternoon than I would normally eat in a month.  Amazing how different the flavours are when you taste them side by side.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:41

A picture paints a thousand words

Hope you get it sorted - at least at this time of year it won't take long to refill if you have to drain it.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:35

Sometimes the site does rearrange things Frit - but we know what you're saying anyway


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:27

Morning all

Just poked my nose out the front door snow here.  That makes for a much simpler day.  I hate driving in the white stuff, so if we have any I'd like it at the weekend please.  Hope others are coping - seems like we were lucky to escape.

snowdrops really getting into their stride now - lots of little white patches on the verges, plus the clumps in my garden have flowers just starting to open.  And its very nearly light at 5oclock now


Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:07

Good luck with the move BM - hope you find some time to explore the new garden before the 6th

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:11

Hugs DD - its not easy is it? The happy memories are very special though, make sure you keep them alive  Miss my Mum most days too - but determined to make sure all the wonderful things she did are not forgotten  ( not the sort of "wonderful" stuff that makes headlines - just the stuff that makes the world a better place)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:13

So sad - such a tragedy for one so young.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:09

Couldn't miss out on adding my virtual wishes too  


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:07

Safely back home.  Good traffic wise, but its a long old drive.  Had a lovely lunch with the birthday girl - and so lovely to see the shady bank and pond for real - even the fact that it was blowing a hoolie didn't dampen my enthusiasm.

now time for some pasta, courtesy of littlest chicklet (who is feeling like she missed out on a "road trip").  Girls are happily bickering away - I think they missed each other.  Won't be long before

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 10:02

Ok thanks - will resort to chemicals this once, and remember to nematode next autumn to see me thru the winter. The pots are in a GH, but unheated, and definitely dips below 5.

btw, seeing as you 2 boys are looking in ... Operation brambles and pipecleaners started last weekend. Will let you know the results in due course, on the appropriate thread

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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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Have I got an orchid???

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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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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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