Latest posts by chicky

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 22:57

Absolutely agree with Buttercupdays and Jo - its lovely having plants in your garden that came from friends and family, and they are never truly yours, just borrowed for a while.  And I never fail to think of the givers when I am wandering round seeing whats what ......think thats why I'll never be a proper garden designer ....I keep things for their associations, even if they don't look spot on


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:19

Morning all  just got a wonderful scent walking down our front steps, and on closer inspection realised our Daphne (JP) is flowering a whole month earlier than usual. Heavenly

Mr C goes in for (hopefully) his last stent tomorrow, so won't be around much for a couple of days.  He has been back to his old self for the past week or so, so although it will be a shame to have him sofa-bound again, at least we know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is getting closer all the time

It's my birthday

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 22:33

 Happy Birthday Hosta . Hope you have had a wonderful day in the sun, and a magical evening under the stars 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 17:06
Agree on the brown leaved begonia front... and anything that looks like a palm tree (Torbay or otherwise)


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 06:40

Ooops, forgot my manners ....Good Morning Folks

1st December, and countdown starts here

 The eagle eyed amongst you will spot that pockets 1-10 are slightly less bulging ....that's because Chicklet didn't want to miss out this year, so her first ones have been numbered, packaged up, and sent to Uni.  Which also means that it is only 10 more days before we get her back home for a bit.  


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 06:34

Don't think Mr Chicky's childhood training was anywhere close to that. He believes all kitchen vessels and utensils should be given regular useage .....preferably all of them for every meal However, the results are invariably scrummy

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 16:22

A red T-shirt ......its about time that blue one went in the wash

Anybody feeling chatty?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 09:53

Friendliest place I have ever been on t'internet and also brilliant answers to my unending list of gardening conundrums .....its like having GQT living in my front room


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:54
Morning all - photos cheered me up Laura

Hope Panda's journey runs smoothly and the trip goes as well as these things ever can
We, too, have a funeral to go to today .... the lovely grandad from next door. We'll miss him.

Hope LilyP gets some relief (and some answers/way forward) very soon - you poor thing ((hugs)) .....careful ones !


Posted: 29/11/2015 at 09:17

Had a successful day in the woodworking shop - Mr C should have a bulging stocking on the big day.  First project is to line a room with bookshelves, library style .....but maybe some garden related ones will follow

Off to Wisley today - they have a craft fair on, plus I am hoping for inspiration in their GC for a present for a gardening Uncle.  Might have a sneaky peak round the gardens too - but then again I might get blown away.   Hold on to your hats out there folks looks like a rather blustery day (said Pooh)

Discussions started by chicky

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

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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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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