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Latest posts by chicky

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:11

I only love black flowers when they are actually really dark purple - hellebores, irises etc

Black centres (as in rudbeckias) are good - but guess that doesn't really count

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:07

It looks wonderful Sprig - what a fabulous setting.  Lovely to see it all start to come together - don't think i've ever seen so many plants in pots outside a TV garden makeover show - thats some collecting you did.

keep the pics coming - its lovely to see projects unfold.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:57

Panda - copper collars round them whilst the shoots get going seems to do the trick.  They are my favourite flower

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:24

And thanks from me too - blocks it is

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:19

Delphiniums from seed work for me - but need patience.  I always go for a blue mix ( blue fountains fromGC, or online) and then you avoid the disappointment of a peelywally white one.  For me, any shade of blue delphinium is lovely  - and worth the wait.  Have never tried cuttings - maybe i'll give that a go this year.  Is it best to do basal ones?

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:56
Love that one Artjak - also anything by Christopher Lloyd - if pictures are a most then Colour for adventurous gardeners - if you can cope without pictures then the well tempered gardener.

For general garden related ramblings i love the Morville books by Katherine Swift, or Anna Pavord the gentle gardener

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:07
Good idea about the bulbplanter - must remember that !

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:01
Mine get blocked - not by scale but by bits of debris. If you let it dry out completely you can shake it all out of the end that joins the spout - with a bit of patience

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:52
What a coincidence - i was thinking exactly the same - not sure whether to Alternate, or do blocks of each, or just keep the varieties very separate. Will be watching answers with interest

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:49
Good luck Marion ! Would love to see your garden on the screen. And Nut - you should give it a go - its not weeds, its wild !

And Berghill, and Punkdoc, and Verdun - throw your hats into the ring ! Would suggest Lizzie too, but guess the title excludes her

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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