Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 08:43

Sad news Panda ((hugs)) for you and Ma Panda.

Feel for you Pdoc and Mrs Pdoc .....hope another opportunity comes along soon - maybe one a bit closer to home this time.  Hope the elbow eases soon too.

Lie in this morning as littlest Chicklet has the day off college .....but my computer screen beckons, so I should get moving.......maybe time for another cuppa first


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 08:31

Back from the station run we had the pink skies and frosty bits here too


 I'm sure the novelty will soon wear off, but I like a proper bit of winter


Posted: 23/11/2015 at 07:23

Thanks for the warning Dove - just heading out there myself where did I put those gloves .......


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 18:59

Cracking pics Fairy - wish i'd been there.  Love a good walk on a cold sunny day

Instead, last nights frost finally inspired me to get the garden ship shape for the winter.  GH and cold frame now full to bursting, and the steps are now leaf free.

Agree Adele was amazing. Looking forward to another evening in the Aussie Jungle

Gardening Footwear

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 09:45

Muckboots are very good -  the shoe version.  i got mine online.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 09:29

Just had my sewing machine serviced Don't use it often, but wouldn't be without it. Funny - littlest Chicklet commented yesterday that she had never wanted one of the fancy Disney dressing up costumes (we were marvelling at the eye watering prices in the Disney Store) because the ones we had at home were better (mostly remodelled net curtains that I picked up in a sale from Brentford Nylons .....remember them)

Great to hear that Runny's brave lad is home .....hope he continues to improve.  And bad news about Mrs Pdoc....although as others have said, maybe a silver lining will come from that cloud soon

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:59

Thanks for the link Phaidra - great article


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:23

Happy Birthday Great Aunt Sylvia ...thats quite a milestone

Hope KEF's heating gets sorted, and that you have a fabulous weekend with your friends.

Cold here, but no white stuff - not even a frost.  About to take littlest Chicklet for a shopping day out ....poor thing has had quite a time of it recently, being in and amongst all our latest dramas (she knows the 999 drill much too well for a 16 year old) a girlie day out is required.

Hope Runny's son is making progress - he sounds a real character to have kept his sense of humour in spite of the ordeal ......fingers still very crossed.

and only 1 more sleep Hosta

Saying goodbye

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:07

Sad to see a friend go, but what a lot of light has been let in - even at this time of year.  Its like having a whole new garden to play with

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:38

Wow - thats some commitment. I moan when I have to dig up 3 cannas

Discussions started by chicky

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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