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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:52

Morning Dove.  Did you know there is now a gizmo you can get that lets you turn your heating on and off remotely from an app on your phone?  Gives you the ability to do it from anywhere in the world.  Research has shown that the most common place people use it from is their bed.  Perhaps not quite what the inventor had in mind


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:44

Great tree choices MrsG - liquidambers are one of my favourites, specially at this time of year.  Apart from anything else I just love their name.  We need pics once they are in

Due some sunshine today, after yesterday's squalls.  Must get out there at lunchtime to make the most of it.  Am taking my free bulb token with me, so will go to GC and make my choice .... will it be crocus, or wild tulip, or fritillary, or iris....decisions, decisions .....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:24

Wow !! No wonder its warmer than here.  Jealous of your heliotrope - have seen it growing at Wisley (southeast england) but never given it a go myself - its meant to have a lovely scent.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:21

Hey BusyBee . Good to see you back.  Hope your summer was good - sound like you are continuing to live up to your name

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:43

Those glads are spectacular Victoria - like the small flowered aster behind them too  Lovely photo of the cat leaving the scene too


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:38

Morning all

Why do weekends fly by

Got a midweek talk by Cleve West to look forward to this week - so i'll get some garden time in that way.

Enjoy yourselves, whatever you are up to

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:18

And here's mine



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:03

Wonderful colours Lyn, Lizzie and Artjak.  Love that heliotrope Dimwit - where are you, that is so warm??

here is Mr Chicky's star:



Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:57

Spent hours weeding, but only cleared a very small patch.  I hate sheeps sorrel with a passion.  Reckon its going to take me every weekend til Chr*******as.

Got out on a bike ride before it got dark - 20 miles burnt a few calories.

looking forward to a bit of Downton here too

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:33

I like to keep gardening in the winter (apart from December, when other things take over).  I work indoors all week, so like being outdoors as much as i can at weekends, and the garden gives me a reason to be out there.

got so much weeding to do for the next few weekends, can't think about letting up yet. At least yesterdays rain will have softened the ground to make it a slightly easier task.

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

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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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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