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Latest posts by chicky

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:02

Mine haven't appeared yet, so i wouldn't worry yet.  Sometimes the plants that flower later are the last to shoot


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:58

Evening all - SB poured - lets see if i am still awake when GW comes on

Operation GH move on for tomorrow - so then i will be able to start off my dahlias.

Tracey, i grow delphiniums from seed - needs a bit of patience, but seem to do much better for me than GC ones - which seem to keel over very quickly (probably Dutch grown, and can't settle in to a new culture).  I have a new lot on the go this year too. 

Archie - hope your "stuff" gets sorted soon - hugs


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:17

Alli - i've used Sarah Raven before - always been very pleased, great quality plants in good size pots and great packing.  

Dove - few pages ago now but LOVE your pond

Expecting a stinking few days at work, so might not resurface til the weekend


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:42
Having a sneaky peek at lunchtime - my only plea is that peeps don't change their name AND their picture at the same time or i will really get muddled ! Unfortunately that didn't help with Louise, who looks remarkably like Verdun . Relations by any chance ? Or just shop at the same blue t-shirt shop

Planting Buddleja

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:09

David K - i think i have managed it .... Time will tell, but its not looking good

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:05

Anything that encourages folks to take those first steps is good.  Likely as not they will get the bug and next year will give a few seeds a go too.  Gently does it!  I first started flower gardening with six packs of annual bedding ...... And look where it led


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:01

Oooh - pond finishing  How exciting.  Bet the frogs are queueing up for the grand opening ceremony soon

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:59

Pleased its coming along Zoomer - i like scroggin's idea of before and after pics - even my borders amaze me that way, so an allotment will be even more dramatic


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:56

 Morning - wet and warm here.  The magnolia has turned slightly pinky brown, meaning yesterday's frost got it.  However 2/3 rds of the flower buds yet to open, so they might still be ok.  Think the fleece helped the Pieris escape.  Tricky business this spring malarkey

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:32

Just planted an asparagus bed here - hope we won't be going anywhere

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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