Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 06:56

Morning folks

Glad I'm on this side of the Atlantic, rather than sitting waiting for a blizzard to arrive

One more day til the weekend

Hope the doctor can help you out Pat - sounds as if you're going through the mill again

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 06:38

I think it will be a new face - hence the advert.  If they wanted to bring in someone we already know from the TV/radio, they would just approach them directly. 

Could be quite exciting


Posted: 21/01/2016 at 06:33

Morning all

Frosty out there again, but last one for a while here.  Drive to work yesterday was beautiful with all the white trees.  Windsor Great Park even had some light swirly mists to go with it ....very striking.  Even my (yet to be tidied) borders looked a picture with a hoar frost on them.  Forecast much warmer for the weekend, so might make a start on said tidying.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:05

Amazing photos


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Posted: 20/01/2016 at 07:14

Hosta ....suggest you get a puppy

Ginger it is in future, my mental picture of aliens will include flowery bowers and watering cans

Off to work now good whilst I'm away


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:57

Moning peeps. Enjoy the rest of your hols Hosta, hopefully now all the irritations will fade ......its good you are getting a response from both the hotel and the travel company to try and make things better.

Just been scanning the news headlines....did you see they have grown the first flower in space?  Or that they are advertising for an additional (not replacement) presenter for GW this year???  As you can see, even my news scanning only picks up on the gardening related bits.  I think I have an obsession


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 06:51

What a shame you didn't enjoy the show Ginger.  And its ok, I'm happy to keep our weather thanks - i actually quite enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Ankle much better now - thanks for asking Lesley and other folks.  Still in flat shoes, but not limping any more.  Just have to be a bit careful about twisting it too much.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.  With blue Monday behind us () the only way is up

Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 21:39

I haven't grown Ruffled or Dreaming, but have heard they are not so tempermental as Wild Swan (I spoke to Rosie Hardy, whose nursery introduced it a few years ago).  A few of us forumites visited "Kathy's Garden" near Bedford last September, and she had several patches of both Dreaming and Ruffled doing very well.  They are taller than Wild Swan, and like it wetter than the ordinary Japanese anemones.

I'd be interested to see how you get on if you decide to give them a go

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 06:47

Wow Perki - that is an inspiration

And yes, I have bought the same seeds twice in a season - I like the consistency of taste explanation

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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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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