Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 06:57

Morning all. Hope you have sent hiker off with his rucksack, and have managed to sneak back to bed DD

Sending ((hugs)) for Yvie and her family - hope you all start recovering soon, OH gets a date and they start taking some proper care of Mum().

Lizzie - hope the antibiotics work their magic, and DavidK - always plenty of room in this canteen of cutlery

Would love a Kew trip if there was enough notice to get a day off work booked in.  Count me in.


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 06:57

Enjoy the big Smoke Dove - looks like the sun might shine for you.  Have you got plans??


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 06:41


enjoy Aarhus Fidget. If he ever needs a third laptop carrier then I'd like to apply for the job.


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:07

Old Speckled Hen is famous for its carb content .... Suggest you add a couple more to tonights menu.  You'll need something to sip whilst watching all those shoes.

Thanks all for watching my back this morning - the prospect of Bushman certainly kept the natives at bay.  Conversation was had, and I didn't even raise my voice.  Not enough to undo damage done, but maybe enough to stop it happening again. Some people have the emotional intelligence of a teaspoon.

lovely horses Lizzie - so nice to have them as friends even if they are no longer ridden ....very intelligent creatures with personalities all of their own.

Sorry to hear about DD's family nastiness .....their loss I'm afraid.  i'm sure Charlie won't miss a tetchy uncle and aunt when he has a lovely family all of his own.

and hope ortho has some solutions for you soon Hosta - at least with a diagnosis they have a chance of coming up with a plan.

glad Runny is slowly getting back to normal ......shingles - horrible - never want that again

Gotta go ....we have a family evening watching Nemo planned. Love Dory


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 07:14

Thanks guys ....cover me, I'm going in

What is this please?

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 07:12

Clarice - am I right in thinking you live in the South of France?  If so, when did you sow the seeds of the first one?  I only ask because I have amaranthus that look like that (as pdoc and fidget have said) but they have been flowering for months in not so sunny Surrey.  I would expect you to be way ahead of us in terms of flowering, not behind, so I am a little confused


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 06:51

Morning all.....still hanging out for an Indian summer here - fingers crossed

Seems very dark this morning tho - not sure if thats the cloud, or the fact that the sun is getting up later now

Hope Wonky's migraine has subsided now ( -you poor thing), new windscreens pass the garage test, pdoc enjoys his post-in-law brownie points, and everyone else has a tip top day.  I'm heading off to work to have a conversation that has been slowly building for a while, and needs to be confronted.  Would rather leave it (not great with aggro, me) - but it is affecting other people, so can't be glossed over.  Hope it doesn't turn into an explosion. Wish me luck

When to prepare new beds for next year?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 20:48

Its looking great Mondegreen

I think digging the beds and covering with a really thick layer of organic mulch (garden compost or  well rotted manure) would be a really good idea.  Over the winter the worms and the frosts will break it down for you, and by next spring you will have wonderful soil to work with


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 20:43

How beautiful ....lucky Jo


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 20:41

Totally agree Dove - our system may not be perfect, but it is one I am comfortable with

For any of you that a) like Alan Titichmarsh and b) live within striking distance of an evening in London .....he is giving the first annual lecture for the NGS on 27th October.  I've just bought a ticket (see NGS website /lecture) so there are definitely some still available

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