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Latest posts by chicky

Propagating vibernum bodnantense

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 19:19

Will give it a go this weekend - love plants for free!


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 19:07

Oh no, late home from work and it seems i've missed the bus.  Will be quiet on here with you all away ....

Don't forget my postcard


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 06:59

Hi Clari - we don't normally overlap - so either i am late, or you are early !  Hope you have another successful weekend of earth moving in your garden, and the rain holds off for you all 

Tree Advice

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 06:57

Theres already some great ideas above.  Thought i would also point you to an article that has just been published on the main part of this site which focuses on trees for small gardens, and might give you some more ideas.  

Big garden bird watch

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 06:51

Ggirl - i will definitely be counting - have done it every year for a decade and it always amazes me how much more you see when you stop and watch the feeders for a full hour, rather than the usual glance out of the window now and then !


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 06:45

Morning Archie - glad you are now fighting fit.  Another London day for me today - and might be a late one, which is a bit grim for a Friday.  Weekend forecast not great, but i now have all the things i need to sow my wildflower seeds in trays, and i can do that in the GH if necessary.  Plus bird counting from the comfort of my kitchen stool

......the good guys

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:15

i used Bowdens last year, and was very pleased - hope they are as good for you StillLearning

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:12

So lovely to hear that news .


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:59

I'll share a bag of liquorice allsorts with KEF any time - the only ones i don't  like are the bobbly ones - so we would get along fine.

just been watching Russia on four wheels - did you catch it Dove?

Dry stone plants Ideas

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 06:53

I use erigeron - the little daisy.  It cascades well and flowers all summer. Sempervirums/houseleeks do well too, and the campanula portenschlagia (?? Prob spelt wrong)

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

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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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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