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Latest posts by chicky

Seed compost

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 15:45

Bump for Laura

Support for Sarah Bernhardt

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:41

I use peony baskets - but OH makes them with his new man toy (welding machine)



Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:36


Feeling better - hooray- lazy morning reading magazines, then a potter in the garden this afternoon..... Perfect .

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:55

Many thanks all - never knew comfrey could be so spectacular - only know it as an ingredient for homemade (smelly) plant tonic.

Woody - made a day of it and went to Kiftsgate too.  Saw THE rose, although obviously not in flower - its a monster - fills a whole border and three trees.  Loved the garden and the views - although not for the faint hearted.  Assume their gardeners are armed with climbing ropes and crampons


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:16

Welcome back Woody - great to hear from you again.  Glad hortsoc is going from strength to strength, and new garden plans sound v. exciting

My WW astrantias are flourishing, and will be let loose in the garden in the next couple of weeks

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:23

Does anyone know what this is ?  Growing in profusion in the shady damp bits of Hidcote today - love the colour....



Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:18

Count to ten (twice) MrsG - you're a bigger hearted person than her.  So glad the lost ring is found, and Ma Verdun is getting a night out.

Just back from Hidcote and Kiftsgate - both remarkable in very different ways - had a wonderful day (lemon drizzle passed muster).  However anyone dreamed of making a garden on a cliff face escapes me - but i am very glad they did.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:07

Horrible task Fidget - feel for you and Mr Fidget


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:24

Morning All

First day of my hols - don't feel great when the pills wear off, but fine when they are doing their stuff.  OH has today off too, and is coming garden visiting with me - so at least i don't have to do the driving.  Will report back later ..... But am very excited

Lovely to see Ggirl back - look after yourself.  Zingy lime should wake those poor commuters up

Hope the ring turns up KEF - hate it when something like that happens.  

Panda, Lily, hope work (or more to the point, colleagues) are ok this week - amazing how the workplace can bring out the worst in some people.


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 18:11

Glad you enjoyed your pootling punkdoc.

i am feeling grotty - temp, sore throat, shivery.  Tomorrow is the first day of my week off work, so feeling particularly aggrieved.  Meant to be going to Hidcote/Kiftsgate tomorrow - need to dig out the day nurse

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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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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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

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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