Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:09

Fidget -UFO's once resulted in courgette crumble here ( thought it was apple, til we tucked in, with custard).

not sure about part germinated seed trays Tracey - can you open some vents as a compromise?

lovely pics Lily - spring in the park 

Fairy - sounds as if mini-fairy is becoming a dab hand in the kitchen - result

Went to Uni in Nottingham - happy memories.  But no car in those days so roadworks/potholes didn't worry me....

What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 06:59

I use roof tiles too - we have a stack of old ones at the back of the garage.  OH has commented that i won't be content until i have enough clematis plants to have got to the bottom of the stack.  Its a big stack ...... But he could be right!


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 06:51

Lots of seed sowing happening here Ggirl

 Plus sweetpeas in the GH - will get cosmos and cleomes going this weekend.

just been for a morning visit to the GH - first this year (apart from the emergency dash in the dark a few weeks ago to plant my irises) - greatway to start a day, with a blast of fresh air to the lungs !  Bought my first ever wallflower yesterday (bowles mauve) - will see how we go!

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:29

Panda - I knew it was there - minus a few shoots

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:23

Great pics Max, Panda and Lily - i love seeing photos of people's gardens  Great source of ideas for my own  - plus i can visualise my forum friends in their natural habitat 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:46

Wow - love that sunrise!


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:43

Morning all - work beckons.  OH has the day off, which makes getting going even harder!  Stacey - i am still waiting for some of my thalictrum and astrantias to show - but not given up hope yet!

What a wonderful weekend it was - Lily, alli - hope your aching backs are better this morning.  the newest of my hellebores did a bit of wilting in yesterday's heat - but a bucket of water and a good nights rest and they are standing tall again.  (don't know why that made me think of aching backs)

dove - what news of the pond?  And Tracey - dare i mention GH??


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:03

Thats ok - he's got big musckles  Can't see me trimming many hedges, on account of my mrs pepperpot stature


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:52

Thanks Fairy, Lily, - will pass info on.  OH relies on "chick's chat" as much as i do

first seeds sown ...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:56

Sounds perfect djjj - i always use a west facing sill - south is too strong for little seedlings.  I keep the vents closed til they have germinated, then have them cracked open for a couple of days, then remove altogether.  Keep an eye on them though - once the lids are off they can dry out really quickly 

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Anyone know a good one? 
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