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Latest posts by chicky

Raised beds

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 22:45

Its not me, but OH, who does the hard graft, but much better to build your own - can customise the size etc.  and it makes it all your garden - rather than something you can order.  

Its difficult juggling supernoodle (got the t-shirt) - but worth it 10 years down the road ...

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 22:33

Fairy - great to see it all coming together - borders are looking great 

David - loads of colour - think I have to agree - spring takes some beating for optimism and excitement levels

Plant addiction

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:09

I'm like that with garden flowers Busy - only bring them in for vases if they are casualties of the wind !

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 20:05

One shopping spree per weekend is probably enough for me MrsG - but hope you and KEF have a great time.  Eat cake, buy plants and chat ...... a near perfect day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:48

Missing Gardengirl too .... hope she comes back soon

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:45

Stacey - wasn't me asking for the GW 10% discount, although OH said we should try!! Never been before - quite bowled over by the acres and acres of plants - thats some operation they have there.  And very pleased with my purchases

 

Really love that stand Panda.

clematis

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 15:58

Am hoping you are right - it was a mouse, not a hoe, that decapitated Dr Ruppel - but hoping he will recover

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 15:55

Ouch Dove - poor finger

Wonderful orchids Bill.

Didn't shop quite as much as Stacey at crocus - but am very pleased with my (odd numbers of) veronicastrum fascination, knautia macedonia, heuchara sweettea, and a dierama to try.  All things that have been on my list for a while, so not impulse buys.  Told OH that, and he wants to see my list and exactly how long it is (fears 2nd mortgage may be required).  I had to explain list is in my head, and is not really that long

He came home with grasses - karl forster and some clumpy ones.  He hasn't got a list, so they WERE impulse buys .... Tut tut

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 10:17

Keep meaning to ask Fairy - what did you use for the hedge in the end - was it spikey?

Plant addiction

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 09:25

I follow the "odd number" rule - but i have big borders to fill and other wise it looks bitty - although i often start with a single, to see how It goes before adding more.  I like annuals for pots, and use some in the garden - cosmos mainly.

i have also been known to sneak plants in under cover of night, and deny all knowledge of new ones ..... But i don't buy many clothes

Discussions started by chicky

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

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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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33

catalpas---digging-out

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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 19:56

mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 23:13

Rose "The Fairy"

 
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