Latest posts by chicky

Raspberries - what to do?

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 19:46

Hi SarSpud -yes it is normal for raspberries to sucker.  I would think a barrier might work to contain them though - ours don't seem particularly deep rooted.  We have ours surrounded by grass that we mow - so the suckers get beheaded regularly - seems to keep on top of it

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:52

Sherlock watchers here. Although have to pay attention.  Sadly no G&T as dry January starts today

Glad to hear of footballing success

Seed catalogues

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:49

Chiltern fan here too - although my eyes are always bigger than my windowsills

Agapanthus from Van Meuwen

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:21

Been eyeing Twister up for ages lilysilly - thanks to your post I have bitten the bullet and ordered too .....fingers crossed 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:18

We had louring skies overhead too Fairy - and horizontal rain for the last mile - but felt good to get out there anyway

makes me feel less guilty about the mars bar cake that I am currently snaffling with my tea.  Wonder if Lincoln City won ⚽️⚽️⚽️

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:43

PS the chicklets have now disowned me as an official nutcase 

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:42

Lovely pics Lizzie - daffs already

Good job my new dressing gown has a hood☔️☔️☔️

More out there than expected - lovely to have a good look - note to self, should do it more often at this time of year.





winter honeysuckle

mahonia soft caress

viburnum Dawn

native primrose



sarcocca (?? Spelling - winter box)

hellebore double ellen purple (that was a real surprise, tucked away in my plant creche)

** (and no flowers, but big fat buds on daphne, chanomeles and several more hellebores)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 11:10

One step at a time is the way to do it DD   And those steps will be easier with all your inherent optimism and energy channelled into positive stuff.   Wishing you and Charlie a great 2017

Woken up late - as you do.  Cuppa now, then avocado and bacon sarnies for brunch, then flower count, then walking in the rain .......think thats my day sorted

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 00:08

Happy New Year to all my Forum Friends - may your 2017's be truly awesome

Trachelospermum Jasminoides newbie

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 20:05

I'm in Surrey Humblebee, and lost 2 of these in their first winter

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

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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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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