Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 12:09

The queen has two every year Lesley ...time the rest of us did a bit of catching up


Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:39

And from me - have a great day Lesley


Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:25

Another mixed border vote here. Rosebeds are dreadful for 10 months of the year

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:21

My package arrived yesterday too. Beautifully secure, with a clever system of snug retaining pots, and notched cardboard boxes to keep it all upright and in place

 Plants look very healthy - quite big and good glossy leaves.  I have given them a drink and am letting them drain.  Later today I am going to pot them up into 1 ltr pots and grow them on in my cold GH - too many frosts forecast at the moment to risk them outside.

But delighted with the first part of the process - well done Sarah Raven

Guess its now over to me, my skills and my garden conditions ....yikes

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:13

Be brave Flumpy - be brave

Only just surfaced after my long day yesterday - but still smiling at seeing my baby  waiting for the mist to clear here, then gonna get out there and continue with operation tidy-up (sure you're probably all bored to tears with it now, but weekend only gardening takes a long time to accomplish even the basics).

Love the ignore button - wish there was one so simple and effective for real life

So pleased to here your sleeping patterns might be returning to normal Hosta . Fingers crossed

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:19
Glad Flatters is feeling better, and fingers crossed for Tigger too

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 20:17
On a train home after a lovely, lovely day . Champagne lunch, bit of a wander round Nottingham's gorgeous streets, tea and cake (with candles .....of course), another wander, round the arboretum this time, then back to the station. Well worth the journey. Sitting here reading gardeningmags, and noodling on the forum, letting the train take the strain

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:45
Oooo - not at home today - hoping for a surprise on the doorstep when I get home

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 11:08
My Mum got married in the 60's and had peach gladioli

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 09:03
Thanks for the hugs guys

On my first train now - looking out the window at gorgeous banks of snowdrops - still looking lovely even though all the ones in my garden have gone over

Discussions started by chicky

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

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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