Latest posts by chicky

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 21:01

Well I am going to put in a vote for crocuses in lawns - I love them.  We had them (inherited) in our last house, and seeing them open on a sunny February day was a delight .  We never found it a problem letting the leaves die down (they are quite grass like anyway)....but we never had a bowling green lawn 

I'd do it here if I could, but the deer eat them

Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:47

Great sequence Flumpy - great to remember just how much changes over the seasons .....coz we don't notice when its slowly changing around it

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:40

Fabulous story. Hope to see annual updates

I have an oak tree growing from a special acorn, known as Mum's tree.  It is now 7 years old, and I am hoping to be able to keep it in its pot (its a big one ) for a few more years yet.

Magnolia Susan

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:27

Magnolia Susan is spectacular for a few weeks a year, whereas an amelanchier will give you flowers in spring and lovely autumn leaf colour too.  So I guess your choice is between an annual hit of wow factor, or more muted but longer display.  I'd personally go with the magnolia, because I love that short burst of glory every spring (always assuming the frost doesn't muller them)

New GW...??

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:19

Think there might be another Big dreams, small spaces coming up


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:16

We have Birthday Eves, Birthdays and Birthday Boxing Days here ......prolong the celebrations, but only go up one number


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:59

Oops - sideways cake ....quick, catch it before it falls on the floor


Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:52

So many October birthdays ......many happy returns to you all

help yourselves to cake

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HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:48

Made it back safely over the border.  Another successful visit, and another one to add to the application list, which is now full.  Time for littlest chicklet to press submit, and we will see what happens next

Won't know what to do with myself next weekend .....oh, wait, I've an idea  I'll get out there in my garden

Off to consume cake here too - mines a choccy one 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 07:53

Morning peeps

Off to Cardiff today on the last leg of our tour of the country.  Another train, another opportunity to drink tea and read gardening mags

Sad to watch the last GW of the season last night, but absolutely delighted to hear that all next year's will be an hour long

Very exciting gift yesterday from Mr C - a "copper kettle" rowan tree ......he heard me exclaiming over the one featured on GW a few weeks back ........and theres me thinking he never listens to a word I say.  At the moment I just have a picture - real thing arrives in November

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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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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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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