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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 22:17

Alli - i've used Sarah Raven before - always been very pleased, great quality plants in good size pots and great packing.  

Dove - few pages ago now but LOVE your pond

Expecting a stinking few days at work, so might not resurface til the weekend


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:42
Having a sneaky peek at lunchtime - my only plea is that peeps don't change their name AND their picture at the same time or i will really get muddled ! Unfortunately that didn't help with Louise, who looks remarkably like Verdun . Relations by any chance ? Or just shop at the same blue t-shirt shop

Planting Buddleja

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:09

David K - i think i have managed it .... Time will tell, but its not looking good

Seed sowing

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:05

Anything that encourages folks to take those first steps is good.  Likely as not they will get the bug and next year will give a few seeds a go too.  Gently does it!  I first started flower gardening with six packs of annual bedding ...... And look where it led


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 07:01

Oooh - pond finishing  How exciting.  Bet the frogs are queueing up for the grand opening ceremony soon

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:59

Pleased its coming along Zoomer - i like scroggin's idea of before and after pics - even my borders amaze me that way, so an allotment will be even more dramatic


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 06:56

 Morning - wet and warm here.  The magnolia has turned slightly pinky brown, meaning yesterday's frost got it.  However 2/3 rds of the flower buds yet to open, so they might still be ok.  Think the fleece helped the Pieris escape.  Tricky business this spring malarkey

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:32

Just planted an asparagus bed here - hope we won't be going anywhere


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 22:28

Hi to new folk

Hope MrsG and Lizzie feel full of beans tomoz.

Glad the GH is nearly there Tracey

Just been watching Winterwatch - shows how often i get control of the TV remote in this house.  Loved the hedgehogs


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 06:48

The world is white!  One of those hoar frosts here.  Hope all those new shoots i spotted yesterday aren't clobbered

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

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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