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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 09:20

Great picture Frit.  Can almost warm my hands in front of it.  And I need to as it is supercold here - one of those frosts that turns the trees white.  Not much planned though, so I can keep warm under the duvet for a bit longer

What half price shrubs are tempting you Verd??  Do tell

Popped into the GC yesterday to start browsing through the seed packets, and there were practically none there.  Can anyone recall when they start selling them in earnest?


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:56

Here you go Fairy



Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:27

Weekend starts here.  Was hoping to fit some gardening in, but think I might be thwarted by the big freeze.  For now, I am snuggled in front of the fire looking forward to some gardening telly.

Glad you made it safely Panda - have fun.  And glad that Fairy's boiler saga (why are they always sagas?? - its not like they are rocket science) has come to a happy end.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 19:16

How very very sad LilyP.  Thinking of you and all her friends and family.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 07:04

So glad all went well Matty - here's wishing you a speedy recovery

Hydrangea Advice

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:54

Some hydrangeas (especially the lace caps in my garden) do have dry, brittle stems - i think it is just their nature.  Like yours, mine seem perfectly healthy and flower well, so I don't think it is a problem.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 06:46

Morning all  Blackbirds, milking, t-shirts head is swimming and I haven't finished my first cuppa yet  Glad to hear that Stumpy is a "stayer".

have a lovely time at the christening Panda - hope family are on good form

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 20:54

Stoke49er ....I think you'll find one pays more ....its all to do with the quality of the holes


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 06:45

Wind came whistling through here last night too - didn't do much for my beauty sleep.  Will be a bit ragged today.  OH has just been for a bit of an inspection, and thinks all looks ok.  Must remember to put my bin out this morning - left it last night for exactly the reasons Dove saw.

went to gardening group last night - picked up a new snowdrop Mighty Atom. Need to find it a home this weekend


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 06:46

Morning all - we escaped the white stuff, so bau here

Hope Ma's teeth fit (Thats the nearest I could get to a smilie with teeth)

wrap up warm everyone!

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

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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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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