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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 06:52

Morning archie, Morning Lizzie.  Still wild here.  Off to negotiate my way to work through the tree debris ....

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 06:49

Which tree carries a bucket and spade .....


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:40

I am so jealous  - hope you all have a lovely, lovely time

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:24

Oh goody - i love the garden picture threads.  Glad you started one Lizzie.  Your garden is looking beautiful even now - look forward to seeing more.

will get snapping at the weekend


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 22:18

Stay safe Verdun, pottie pam and anyone else down in the southwest - sounds horrendous.  I hate wind most of all - v scary.

Loved those hellebores Fidget - many pages ago now, but i am only just catching up with you all.

enjoy evening with your son tomorrow Lizzie.   I will be out on the razzle tomorrow myself, so will be absent for a while .....

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 09:09
Louise - i always "sprout" mine indoors and then move them out.

I find that if i don't start flowers like rudbeckia off in mid Feb it is a struggle to get flowers out of them til summer is almost over. So i will stick with my tried and tested method of flowers in Feb, tomatoes etc etc in March

However, i am in the south east, so that maybe why it works


Posted: 04/02/2014 at 09:03
Just seen a lovely rainbow - put a smile on my face !

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:35

Its my first go at dahlias too - folks on here recommended Bishops Children, so i thought i'd give them a go!  Done delphs and rudbeckias before with some success.  Exciting, isn't it


Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:20

Late home - somehow tea didn't happen.  Toblerone cheesecake would hit the spot nicely

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:18

In a couple of weeks i'll start some off in a heated windowsill propagator - flowers mostly - rudbeckia, delphiniums, dahlias and lupins.  I will also get going on sweetpeas in loorolls.  The tomatoes, cucumbers, cosmos and cleomes will wait til March.  I move things from windowsill to unheated GH once the clocks go forward and i can visit them once a day (work full time, so don't see the GH in daylight ours from one weekend to the next at the moment).  What about you?  What are you going to sow in your conservatory??

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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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

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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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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