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Latest posts by chicky

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 19:05

We have a big hosta grower nearby. His advice is slug pellets on 14th Feb (the valentine day massacre) followed by garlic spray when the leaves come out.  There wasn't a nibble on his thousands of hostas when i went for a visit!


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 06:39

PS Lizzie - we bought a gizmo that plugs in the wall and extends the broadband signal to the parts of the house it didn't reach before (we got fed up of teenage girls perched on the stairs as it was the only place they could get connected) - i was sceptical, but it works wonders.  So now i can watch tv and browse too. Useful when the footies on (which seems almost every night at the moment)


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 06:28


Morning Archie, Morning Stacey 

All that talk of sausage and bacon sarnies (ketchup on both) is making me hungry.  But,like gardening, they are weekend only treats.  2 more sleeps ......


Posted: 29/01/2014 at 18:51

Back from team day - all opportunity of visiting the gardens were rained off.  More trees down on the roads round here - ground is too soggy to hold them up anymore.

still - at least we will have a summer free from hosepipe bans 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 06:40

Oh, i forgot !  Off on a 2 day work thing (team building/bonding stuff - Yukk).  Was really grumpy about it til i discovered yesterday that it is being held next to Saville Gardens in Windsor Great Park, and they have built in time for us to have a wander!  Forecast is awful, so hopefully others will abstain, and i can wander round in my wellies and raincoat on my own  (Team building, my ar***)


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 06:35

Happy Birthday To You, Happy Bithday To You .......

Happy birthday dear Do-ove, Happy birthday to you 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 23:11

Didn't have time to try tonight, and now away til weds.  Will someone remind me then


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 22:59

Good to hear from you Mrs G - i was thinking of you only yesterday (spotted my first allium leaves coming thru).  Hope all is ok with you and yours, and that you have lots of plans for that new greenhouse of yours. Take care


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:06
Oh and Stacey - have you looked at shuttlecock fern - my fav


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:03
Can i put in a request for no snow on Feb 8th - we are hosting a sleepover of teenage girls, and my worst nightmare is being snowed in with them for the following week!
Welcome Poddington (never heard of the programme - must have been in that period between my childhood and that of the chicklets- when i was too busy running around partying to notice what was on TV- those were the days)
Is tomorrow a special Dove-day by any chance ???

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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