Latest posts by chicky

Garden Visit

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 18:20

I have indeed Patsy, and love it too.  Early summer with the wisteria, peonies and oriental poppies is stunning too.  Glad you enjoyed it, and would second your endorsement for anyone who hasn't been

Best time to plant pumkins

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:30

We start ours off in a cool GH about April and then plant out when the frosts are over.  Got some whoppers out there now

Autumn Raspberries

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:27

I'm a big Polka fan .....masses of fruit and really tasty.  Never grown any others to compare it with though.

Ideas on how Solve a Pet Problem Like this...

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 19:34

You're doing so well DD - the start of this story brought tears to my eyes (a trifle embarassing as I was sat in the gym carpark) - but I am now really hopeful of a happy ending for Shadow.  Hugs for Charlie, who must be a bit bewildered by it all.  And big hugs for you too.

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 13:41
This thread is a couple of years old now, so I can provde you with an update

I left them where they were, and got a good display last year and this - however, a new lot that I planted deeply this spring are all leaves and no flower now. So my conclusion is that planting them deeply helps you keep them for the long term without the hassle of lifting them, but by doing so you sacrifice flowers in the first year

Not very scientific (sample size of one ) - but it seems to make sense


Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:24

I have one bud. But i have 15 pots, with 5 bulbs in each, so not a great success ratio

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:15

Me too

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 21:57

Works for me Nut

Wonderful photos TT. You've really captured the feel of the place .....beautiful

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 21:21

 Only one pic from me - shows both sides of the "jury" Nut mentions above

Gorgeous garden, created with so much thought .....I loved it. And great cake too.  Had a lovely day - thanks guys.  And Nut made the sun shine too

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 08:29

Setting off now - got some errands to run on the way.  Weather forecast says the rain will stop at 1pm ......perfect timing.  See you soon 

Discussions started by chicky

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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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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