Latest posts by chicky

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:58

I grow rudbeckias from seed every year, and don't find them too tricky.  Mine are still currently in their germinating trays. In a couple of weeks I'll prick them out into bigger seed trays and put them in an unheated GH, but I will cover them with plastic lids every night til its reliably warmer, and put fleece over that too if a cold night is forecast.  They then go into individual pots and then planted out in garden early June.  I am in the southeast, but in a bit of a frost pocket.

hope that helps ....they are well worth the effort


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:51

Our Buzzards get mobbed by crows too Lyn - thought we just had a wimpy pair, but seems its a common thing.  Love hearing them "mew" from way up there - such a distinctive sound.

Frosty start here this morning - thought it was meant to be getting milder.

Hope a good night's sleep was had by all .....happy tuesday folks

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:18

Great video clip Clari - very distinct and signing easy to follow.  Works on an iPad for me

Felley Priory Bluebells.

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:12

I'll be up that way in April Fidget, but on a Monday, which is the day Felley Priory is closed

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 06:43

Morning . Glad its finally cooled down for you Pat

Short week this week. Must find some twigs to decorate with Easter stuff this evening why didn't I do that this weekend in the light, rather than scrabbling round tonight with a torch

Happy first day of Spring (or Autumn if you are antipodean).

Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 22:07

I am a big fan of phlox paniculata - never need staking, and loads of colours to choose from.  Flower from early July til end August.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:50

Gorgeous well DD

Busy day of weeding, planting and pruning.  Out there all day.  At one point could hear a right racket of twittering in of our oak trees - a flock of redwings had come to call  very excited, as have never seen them here before.

Mr C is ok at the moment - waiting for procedure at the end of this month to find out exactly what his new problems are. 

What plant is this.

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:51

I can't tell either - but you could probably get asimilar effect on a north facing wall with a climbing hydrangea

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:33

My goodness - you've gained another 6ft of garden

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 09:15

Morning   A day in the garden beckons for me too.  Need to do lots more weeding (using my new "lush" kneeler) and have some foxglove seedlings from last year to plant out. Plus a few lovelies from my garden visit on Friday ...managed to squeeze them in amongst Chicklet's shoes  A red corydalis, a clover like something, a borage, and some purple and white stripey crocus (sounds garish, but looked quite stunning naturalised in their grass).

And must remember to sow my Cosmos seeds too 

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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Have I got an orchid???

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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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