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Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 09:21

 Have a great day Runny


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:46

Lucy Hall (no cheating) - she writes me a lovely letter at the front of every magazine


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:43

You could make the blue t-shirt your signature feature.  Verd and Woody - what a duo.  Set up the screen test now

Regular contributers.

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:36

I love this forum too.  Advice "on tap", always someone to talk gardening too, (when noone else I know in "real life" is really that interested in it), and plenty of smiles to be had.

I work full time, am out of the house 12 hour days, often have to work in the evenings too, have 2 kids, and spend every spare minute of "me time" thinking or doing gardening ....and still find time for the odd forum post.

not really sure why I felt the need to justify myself, but there you go


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 21:28

So pleased Charlie enjoyed his trip - always good to have them safely back.  i have been eyeing up rowan trees too - beth chattos garden had a beautiful one with pink berries

 Mmmmm Gorgeous


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 18:08

Same here Lizzie - with you all the way.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 14:57

Promised myself I wouldn't contribute to this thread...but can't help it

We are all different generations, and Monty Don is my Geoff Hamilton - i didn't have a garden when GH was on the telly.  I learn loads from MD, and expect I will still be singing his praises in 20 years time, because he is "of my time".  Same way as I still think Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet were the best bands ever.

But as well as being an excellent presenter, MD is one of my favourite authors too - he writes books that I love to read - even if they are mostly only tangentially related to gardening.  A very talented man

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:02

I have realised over the years that plants I buy from GC's die on me far more regularly than those I buy online.  I wonder whether its because GC's sell plants that have been manipulated into looking good on display (they must have loads of flowers etc) -which is not great for the long term health of the plant, and certainly does not match the conditions they are likely to encounter in my humble garden.  Online plants from good nurseries very rarely arrive smothered in flowers, and yet they seem to establish so much better.

I am still tempted by GC purchases (who isn't).

The only hellebores that have failed to make a reappearance in my garden this year are the beautiful specimens i bought from GC's last year. So I have just ordered some more Hayloft plugs.  I will have to wait a couple of years to see flowers, but they will be there for the long haul


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:51

Morning all.  Winds now howling here too.  Off for a haircut, then time to pack all the christmas decs into their boxes - currently they are in a large heap on the table ...thats what happens when twelfth night falls on a workday.  Maybe some gardening tomorrow

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 22:30

Really good news Matty - good luck on Tuesday.

Joyce - others have said wise things - your friendship through thick and thin will be very precious

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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