Latest posts by chicky

Windowsill propagator

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 20:22
I have a super 7 too - its turned my seed sowing success rate from disastrous to pretty darn good

My Trip To Australia

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:39

Lovely pics Hefty - thanks for sharing

My favourites are 8 and 9 - looks like a cross between a petunia and an aquilegia. Great spurs, whatever it is


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 19:33

Going to settle down for W&P too - wasn't sure about it at first, but beginning to care about the characters now

and only 2 days til Winterwatch ......that should keep me out of mischief this week

I just had to share this

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:53

Look Mum - I can do a handstand

What type of trees to plant a long a driveway

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 17:20

You could go for an avenue of white stemmed himalayam birch (betula jaquemontii) - they are lovely and airy in summer and striking in winter, when their white bark really stands out.

Something a bit like this:


Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 11:39

I have some flowering, some showing white and some peeping through.  They get a daily inspection (by torchlight on weekdays) and they really lift my spirits.

However, I agree that they are performing to their usual timetable (unlike the daffodils and irises which ate a couple of months early).  Someone said they actually need a bit of cold to get them going, so hopefully last week's freeze will have done the trick

Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 10:40

We love them too Steve Wonderful, wonderful bunch


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 10:35

Have a wonderful time in Ireland Liri - and don't go eating into the paracetamol stockpile whilst you are there .  Your grandaughters will love having Grandma to themselves for the week.  Hope the house move goes smoothly.

Warm but grey here - we're off to pound a few more footpaths. Not liking the look of this week's weather forecast.  I have to say we find the forecasts surprisingly accurate these days (even down to which hour the rain swoops in) ....maybe the South East weather is easier to track?  However, i  am hoping they have got it wrong for Tues/Weds



Fishing for sympathy!

Posted: 24/01/2016 at 09:45

Nightmare . Hope you start feeling better very soon. Not a great way to spend your birthday, but a memorable one.  And how lovely that the peeps in scrubs gave you a rousing birthday chorus


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 16:21

Ooo yes please to pix Tbird. Sounds amazing

Littlest Chicklet enjoyed the new job (sadly, no cake, maybe next week), and finishes at the GC tomorrow.  No more weekly trips of temptation for me.  Will just have to resist the lure of seriously good coffee instead.

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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Gardens we have visited 2016

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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