Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:06

That stumped me for a bit Lily. Til I thought of my old friend Edward the breadmaker. No flies on me  (or ants, either)

Wonderful images in my head of Hosta throwing shapes


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:51

Fairy - not sure Mr C has ever written a Christmas card in his life. Starting now would be a dreadful shock to his delicate system   


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:29

Loving  that sunrise Dove


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:28

Quiet weekend planned here. Mr C seems fine after his latest procedure, but we have learned our lesson and will be taking it slowly this time.  Some Christmas card writing planned here too.

Just booked my 2016 tickets for the Garden festival I went to in the Cotswolds last year ....Carol K, Mr B (assume Beechgrove have given him some time off ) and Matthew Wilson, plus a tour round Rodmarton Gardens ....v exciting

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 15:19

Not cleaning my tools after every use .....and not cleaning pots before I re-use them.  But I have the same aversion to cleaning inside the house is that ok?


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 23:36

Just home .....all went well.  We should have him back home tomorrow - well on the way to being mended.  Thank you all so much for your thoughts and good wishes ....they mean more than I can put into words.  You are all very special peeps

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:41

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snowdrop


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 23:03

Thanks all for your good lucks and good wishes  


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 23:01

That was my Grandad's favourite riddle Runny. And his favourite song was "there's a hole in my bucket" .....are you getting the picture

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 22:57

Absolutely agree with Buttercupdays and Jo - its lovely having plants in your garden that came from friends and family, and they are never truly yours, just borrowed for a while.  And I never fail to think of the givers when I am wandering round seeing whats what ......think thats why I'll never be a proper garden designer ....I keep things for their associations, even if they don't look spot on

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

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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