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Latest posts by chicky

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

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:26
Dove said she was off on a mini-break - no need to call in search and rescue yet Hope she is having a lovely time ...

Neglected flower beds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:23
I would get rid of the moss if you can. And mulch should be ok over yet to emerge plants at this time of year. They say to mulch round plants, rather than over them, to stop the crowns rotting- but i would think that would be less of a problem at this time of year. You might also discover emerging perennials when you strip off the moss - it forms quite a thick mat.

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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