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Latest posts by chicky

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:58
I'm going to give cleomes a go next year - having seen pictures on here earlier in the summer. Rudbeckias and echinaceas work well for me ( although echinaceas don't flower til the following summer). Have also had success with scabious and salvias ( the perennial ones - transylvatica i think they are called). I love growing things from seed - makes me feel like a "real" gardener

Posting on an I-Pad

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:37
On an ipad, i can only post if i access the site from google, rather than safari. No idea why !


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 09:49
Lily - wild swan quite difficult to get hold of at the moment - and also quite diff to keep alive ! I would wait til spring


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 09:43
Swiss sue - love that quote - i am aspiring to be a real gardener!

Stacey - tawny owls twit twoo to one another AND make a murderous screeching noise ( which was what woke me last night). Barn owls just screech - but it is a different sound - more of a hiss. Not sure about the other sorts. I would guess yours are tawnies.


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 06:54

Morning all - at least that's what the clock says - view out the window begs to differ!  Owls had a noisy night here.  Nice to hear them, but not so much at 4am.

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:47
Dove - i'm in - so long as you make it at the weekend - some of us will still be working next year !!


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:44
Gooaaaaall - we're going to Brazil !!

Good Berries

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:14
Thanks MsB - will check it out

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:02
Only just spotted this thread - love it Bob - what a great job!

Good Berries

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:54
About 3-4 foot - width and height. And preferably something evergreen. Hadn't thought of a viburnum - what sort are best for berries?

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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