Latest posts by chicky

Crocosmia v. agapanthus

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 06:30

I thought so too  The other alternative would to pot up the agapanthus in pots and then sink those pots into the flower bed.  The agapanthus would like the root restriction that would give, and the crocosmia would not be able to invade the space.

Crocosmia v. agapanthus

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 21:40

Crocosmia can be a bit thuggish- can't see the agapanthus fighting its corner very well - I'd move them elsewhere if it were me 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 21:30

Wonderful planting raisingirl ....I'm not sniffy about crocosmias - I love them ❤️  Can't beat a good blast of lucifer to wake up the retinas   And we have a rather lovely AnnieMarie too

Glad you're a sweetpea convert Iamweedy - you've obviously got the knack   Got a group of Staffords in my garden fact, they are in with the crocosmias for a penny etc 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 21:15

White House antics makes Game of Thrones look favourite tweet of the day

Took this photo from the kitchen window earlier.  You'll have to zoom in behind the rudbeckia/hydrangea combo to see who was sunning himself there this evening

Not a care in the world, and it was a very noisy kitchen full of people at the time 

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 06:28

Morning all 

Joyce - the walk is from Brighton to Eastbourne over the seven sisters - so nice sea views, but a bit of up and down

Busy start to the week at work   Best get up and at 'em   

Cherry Tomatoes

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 23:05

Mine are doing well too

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 23:04

Love my new trekking poles ❤️❤️❤️  Managed 18 miles without incident.  Gorgeous views, sunshine, few clouds and a bit of a breeze made it perfect for walking. We realised at the end that we had chatted happily for most of the 18 miles 

Bed now, exhausted but happy

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 07:40

Morning peeps  My word did it rain last night  Biblical proportions . The borders can't take much more of this - they are being battered flat 

Up early for me on a Sunday - off to Lewes for a walk along the South Downs with my sisters (who are the ones that roped me into this charity walk thing).  Armed with my trusty new trekking poles, so hope my knee holds up this time 🤞🏻.  Best get a wriggle on.

Such a cute bat 🦇 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 22:49

Just beautiful AuntyRach 😍

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 11:25

On a jam packed train to Londinium - you'd think it was rush hour 

Fairy - it was my knee felt twingy at the end of last weeks efforts - and didn't want to push it and make it into something serious.  Am meeting my sisters for a trek along the south downs tomorrow, and might try some walking poles to see if it helps.

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