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Latest posts by chicky

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:29

I've got it too - growing nicely and produced 3 flower spikes in its first summer (deer ate them all).  Have now moved it, and am hoping for more spikes this year.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

I was told to wait til after the flowering was over, however OH overruled me as he said it would be easier without leaves in the way (our problem branch was rubbing against a telegraph wire, so it was a tall ladder job).  We did it in Jan last year, and didn't notice any ill effects.  So, i think you pays your money and takes your choice


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:10

There's a new Allotment Challenge going SL - but with singles, not pairs this time.  Picked up a few tips on potato growing (not that we have plans to show them - but eating is good).

just back from a 10 mile yomp - Chicklet dropped us off on her way to work and we walked back home - lakes, woodland, orchards, mini peaks, a golf course (luckily empty, so no cries of "four") and bucketfuls of fresh air.

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:56

Oh good - then can I put bindweed and alarm clocks in there too please

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:39

Brambles, sheeps sorrell, the mice that nibble my plants (only those ones, other mice can stay), WUMs, and box blight.  

Do you think there's enough room?


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:36

Christmas is a busy time - and Beau was working for alot of it. I expect absent friends will reappear soon - hope so

This is the last day of what has been a lovely Christmas break - made even more lovely by the threat (in November) that all Christmas leave would have to be cancelled - thankfully it didn't come to that

Will make the most of the last day with another tramp round the countryside somewhere - once Mr Chicky stops snoring and leaps into action.  Suppose I should be  that our household is still snoozing - but the alarms will all be set for 6.15 tomorrow, so we are making the most of it now

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:19

Just seen the Great Garden Bird watch advertised on the telly - pretty sure that has never happened before - and this was a proper advert, not just a mention on a gardening prog or the one show


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:12

I'm doing it for my liver - and of course I know you're not "new" - i even remember all about your little man and big man (and your GH with a chair, and your picket fence and your adorable beagles).  So glad to hear the new business is going well,  but hope we get to see you and your garden a bit on here in 2015


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 00:07

You're not the only one who gets confused SL - and I'm on the dryathlon too.

night night

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 21:06

I agree Gemma - enjoyed it, and will watch again, but only coz I love seeing what people create in their gardens.  The competition element was pointless, and I will be doing my best to ignore that bit in future.  But I thought all 3 gardens last night were gorgeous - particularly the last one.


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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