Latest posts by chicky

Delphinium Seeds

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:14

 I leave mine to sow next spring, in a windowsill propagator, and then grow them on for a year in pots, protecting them from the frosts.  They normally then flower in their second year, when I have planted them out in the garden.  Here's one of mine that managed a flower in its first year


Sungold Tomatoes

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:04

Ours are all still ripening well too - think it has been our best year ever.  Tried Sungold for the first time this year, and I'm hooked .....flavour is wonderful. We'll be picking for a few weeks yet.

missing plants

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:20

I think they are an annual Iain - so you will either have to grow them from seed each year, or buy new plants.  They will not come back year after year.  I've grown them from seed before - they weren't that tricky.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:06

Ooo - forgot to confess - bought a couple of Japanese anenome Lorelei to mix amongst my Honorine Jouberts .....very pretty double pink


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:03

Beautiful Fairy Lucky indeed.

Will be thinking of you Liri - not an easy situation.  Hope you find somewhere good for her very soon.

Lesley - plantar fasciwotsit is a nightmare - my Dad suffered for months with it.  He found that one of the foot roller/massager things really helped - kind of like a cylindrical hedgehog.  Looked painful, but apparently quite a nice sensation.

had a good afternoon out in the garden.  Dug up all my irises, weeded the patch, added loads of compost and grit, then divided the irises and planted back in.  Hoping for a great display, and no weeds, next year.

then went for a bike ride - chain broke half way round so Mr  Chicky did his knight in shining armour bit and rescued me.  Might make our plans for a day out on the bikes tomorrow a bit complicated

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:00

I think the little umbrellas are the liverwort "flowers" .....its obviously very happy there.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:43

Looks like some sort of Liverwort Runny - intricate isn't it

the cannas are Mr Chicky's .....i can't be bothered with all that digging up and replanting.  However, they have done well this year, so I am glad he can

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:36


 Mr Bumblebee filling his boots




Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:29

Lovely pics again everyone - Kathy, your garden looks great, LilyP - great colours, and I love the gate shot too, Daryl - some lovely treasures there

A few from around and about today .....aren't you just loving this weather






Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:19

We have the same ....who needs a gym subscription

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