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Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:11

That'd be lovely Clari, but will have to drink it on the go - the mad morning dash has begun

How to take cuttings from a Lavender Stoechas?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:02

I think the method is exactly the same Catie - i'd try again later this year - sometimes cuttings are a bit hit and miss.  My stoechas ones worked, but i had to cover them with a propagator lid for a few weeks to stop them drooping - even though the books say not to do that with lavender.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 06:59

By now Tracey will be pounding up and down a swimming pool - brave lady.

I'll just finish my cuppa instead.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:18

Mrs G - daisy/leucanth-things form quite a big clump over time, but i have never seen them throw out runners.  Maybe something else ? I love how spring is full of surprises.  Ironing has worn me out - sleep time now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:53

Thanks for the reminder Scroggin - had seen the programme talked about, but didn't know when it was on - have set a reminder now.  Just done my ironing in front of the footie - feel virtuous now.

Lots of things flowering in my garden now - will get out there with the camera tomorrow.

Tall hedges

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 21:44

Think it is hornbeam - but that does the same as Matt says for beech, and holds its leaves in the winter.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:44
Love the magnolia AWB - lucky it escaped the frost

Matt - might need to invest in some ranunculus whilst i am waiting patiently for my peonies (can't do "embarassed face" on my phone !)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:58
Wow - has Nut got anything left

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:55
Lizzie - bare earth is very satisfying when you are about to plant in it ! Make sure you keep the deer out

Matt - lovely colours. I was thinking Thalia for the whit daff too? And can't believe you have peony flowers - mine have only just started throwing up leaves

Lovely tulips Ashleigh - pink and white are my favourite - do you know what yours are called ?

Screening issue, please help!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:41
If its only summer you are worried about you could use perennials - helianthus lemon queen gets to about 8 foot every year - or some of the grasses - miscanthus or stipa (not an expert on grasses, but others on here are)

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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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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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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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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