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Latest posts by chicky

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 23:38

 - they are a bit addictive once you get the hang 

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 22:57

I have the hellebores from hayloft too - they are all called "Ellen" something ( Ellen Red, Ellen pink etc).  Pinkq - yours looks like an Ellen purple.  I bought mine two years ago, and have flower buds on them all this year.  It is soooooo exciting   Good luck with the Ofsted - i'm sure you'll impress!

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 21:50

Theres a stampede for that door Verd - race you !

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 21:44

Didn't mean to keep you in suspense Lily - just forgotten i had posted this.  the answer wasn't really worth waiting for ..... A beech tree.  Coat/door, here i come....


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 21:18

Ta dah!


Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:10

I can recommend Bowdens too - great plants and very helpful.  I have used them for both ferns and hostas


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 20:03

Fairy - chocolate cake - is there any other sort?  Made with my age old trusty recipe of weighing the eggs - never fails!  But you have to wait for icing else the maltesers will roll off ......


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 19:52

Ann - its Tracey who is off to Grasmere.

great to hear son's op went well Mrs G - and double great that job offers are coming in 

Cake is in the oven - decorating starts later.  Will post a pic if it turns out well!

Still raining - local river burst its banks again.  Never known weather like it - south westerners must be in despair.


Posted: 06/02/2014 at 06:43

Morning Archie, and happy hols Stacey, Tracey, Panda (and Mr Lizzie).  Think i could do with a mini holiday now - getting a bit ground down by the treadmill - and the weather tbh.

cake making this evening - in prep for littlest chicklet's birthday tomorrow.  Going to case it in maltesers and chocolate fingers, after inspiration from a pic on here recently.

hope you eventually got some sleep lily


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 07:07

Hope Ma is ok Dove - might be a blessing if she doesn't remember this time.  Birds are going for it here too - do they know something we don't? Is spring really just around the corner?

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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