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Latest posts by chicky

Rose questions now I've sorted the begonias :)

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:35

Tracey - you are not too late to order roses barerooted if you get a wiggle on (they need to be in the soil by March). All my roses have come from David Austin - if you go on the website you can request the latest catalogue - full of advice and pictures galore.  Not got any yellow ones, mine are all pink or white.  Can recommend Gertrude Jekyll, winchester cathedral and shropshire lad.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 17:44

Back from GC (left the witch hazel behind - £30 was a bit steep) and the GH.

Had a nice time pottering with seeds and cuttings.  That is until ......spoiler alert for those eating their tea ..... I couldn't work out why the watering can that had been left full in the GH was not pouring properly.  Looked inside to find not one, but two drowned mice.  Screamed so loud i woke up the neighbours ..... Yuckkk, still shuddering now 

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:14

This is OH's department - but he says he is pleased with his Karcher - had it three years now.  He has not used it heavily, but gives the hard surfaces an annual clean, and used it to sort out a drain problem .  Found it a bit harsh for the teak/iroko furniture - it opened up the grain on the crossbar we tested, so have not used it for that.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 10:03

Morning all - trip to the GC this morning - have some vouchers that expire this weekend, and it would be rude not to spend them.  If they have witch hazel Pallida i will also indulge (with a christmas gc token).

Then the plan is to shelter in the GH and sow some wildflower seeds - taking my podcasts with me for company.  

Have a good day one and all 

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:25

Failing to get on the RSPB site here too - not sure their new fancy website is worth the extra hassle.  Will keep my results scribbled on the back of an envelope and have a go at submitting later in the week - thats if i remember.

its a shame - i normally enjoy my bird count - this year its just been a frustrating battle with technology.  Wonder whether overall participation will be up this year ?

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:19

What lovely pictures - reminded me just how gorgeous montanas can look.  I have a couple which were only planted last year, so hoping for a few blooms this spring, and a mass in future years 

Clematis propagation

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 09:16

Ashleigh - if the hardwood cuttings don't work then try some softwood ones in July/August - i have had success with group 3's that way

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 00:04

What a nightmare Dove - so lucky noone was hurt.  The weather at the moment is really scary

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 20:10

Great to see you Fairy - miss you when you go flitting off!

birds counted - nearly all the usuals obliged by putting in an appearance.  Was a lovely day til about 4 when a tornado seemed to rip through the valley.  Branches down all over the roads again.

seed sowing tomoz (wild flowers that need cold to get them going) plus some hardwood cuttings - all GH jobs, since forecast is appalling

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 09:53

Otnorot = toronto - of course !!  Why didn't i think of that 

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

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Wildflower id

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Cap on soil

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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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