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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 07:44

Happy birthday KEF - cake and champagne for breakfast sounds appropriate!


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 06:56

Morning all - work for me.

OH is at home planting trees though - hoping it will be light enough when i leave to see his handiwork!  

Flower I.D. anyone??

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:19

Wow Flowerchild  The wealth of knowledge on this site NEVER ceases to amaze me .  I suppose its a case of a hundred gardening heads being better than one.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:07

That sounds great Artjak and Rosie - i always grow surplus, and happy for it to find a good home.  M4 in berks is easy for me

Can containers have spring and summer flowers in them?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:04

I do the same as Artjak - bulbs in spring and annuals like petunia and lobellia in summer.  The annuals have plenty of room to sit above the bulbs - not sure how much room there would be for lilies and gladioli (ie a second lot of bulbs) side by side with the spring bulbs - maybe consider non bulb plants for summer instead?  Or bulbs for summer and non bulbs like primroses or pansies for spring?


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:38

Morning Dove and Archie - i'm afraid it is not my body clock but my rather loud alarm clock that makes me join you here.

great day yesterday, but back to work today.  And i am a garden diary keeper, and also keep a notebook of what is where (coz i can never find that sort of thing in a diary, it has to be in a list !)

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:36

What a transformation - love before and after pics 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:34

Still sat in bed (oh the joys of a day off) - but the woodpeckers are going mad out there, so thought i would share !!


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 07:39

Morning Clari,Stacey,Dove - my its crowded here this morning!  Must be that dawn chorus creeping just a bit earlier every day.

dentist yesterday, but passed a flower stall selling native primroses (farmed, of course!) at £1 a pot - so bought a handful to go under a couple of new trees that went in last autumn, and are looking particularly bare at their trunks.  Tree order arrived - not unpacked yet, so have not worked out what is in the 20ft parcel (assuming it is a cane - or a very tall cherry tree)

day out in London today with my girls, my sister and nieces.  Going to the tower to see the crown jewels, and possibly some ravens ......

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 22:06

Don't worry Red - hellebore flowers withstand a good frost.  They may look a bit droopy first thing, but by midday they will be nodding away like nothing has happened.  Bit like daffodils

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 21:36

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

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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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

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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