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Latest posts by chicky

Gardening quiz

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:49

Give up !  ..........


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:41

Oh dear Gardengirl - don't be scared!!  Think of it as early fireworks.  It'll be on its way here very soon - and i have to turn out again at 10.30pm to pick up littlest chicklet from a school trip - joy!!

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:38

I have a few, so that i can put the ones that have just flowered on an out of the way windowsill whilst i wait for them to make new flowers, and have the ones in flower on show.  They can take 6 months between flowerings.  They like light but not direct - mine are on north and west facing sills.  Only water them about once a fortnight.

Moruga scorpion chilli

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 06:59

Not an expert myself, but i have been told recently that you can keep chilli plants going from year to year by bringing them inside.  Never get mine going early enough to ripen in my unheated gh

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 06:50

Leadfarmer - looks lovely.  I add globemaster alliums to my purple sensations - they flower just slightly later ( but overlap with PS) so the show gets extended by 2-3 weeks.  They are a bit more expensive, but you don't need many of them.

Thanks, Berghill, for the aster reference - its gone in my little black book (except its pink!)


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 06:32

Morning Stacey, Morning Dove,

speed gardening sounds a bit stressful Stacey - sounds like you are having a manic time of it.  Hope you have still got time to plan your pumpkins!  Dove - 9 days left!  Chucking it down here, very dark and the owls are hooting as i type.  Only a few more days and the mornings will be lighter again - but they will be traded for dark evenings instead.  

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:50

Love that kaffir lily little ann - such a zingy colour for this time of year.  And, Berghill, that horizontal aster has gone on my (very long) wish list !!


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:46

I'm going out for my tea - and its a Monday too !!  Curry with the family - my favourite.  See you all in the morning - well if you are early enough to catch me.

And on the gardening front - ordered my pyracantha on the click and collect thing - waiting for an email to tell me when to pop to the local GC.  Will post pics

Non-flowering Gladioli

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:16
Trubill - Snap. Not a sausage from the ones i planted this year ( although plenty of leaves). Got one flower from one i left in the ground by mistake last year (different colour, different place so easy to tell it was last years. I am going to leave mine in the ground this year and keep my fingers crossed


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 14:10
And if we are on winter requests Verdun - can i put in a plea for snow only on the days i don't need to drive somewhere please? Will send you my diary so you can arrange. Many thx

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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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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