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Latest posts by chicky

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 18:08

Have enough trouble with the one I've got Hosta .....couldn't face finding a new one

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 18:04

If I ever get to "maintenance only" I’d have to find a new hobby ....but its not likely to happen any time soon

Time for planting bulb lasagne

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 18:02

I'm like you Liz - always leave planting my tullip bulbs til November.  I think the other ones will be fine if they are planted then too - i have planted (forgotten) bulbs in December before now and they all came up fine - daffs, scilla and chinodoxa


Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:26

I'm flolloped too Dove. Long bike ride, even wore Mr Chicky out. But very pretty North Hampshire countryside - the hedgerows are just laden with all sorts of berries.  No way am I planting any plants today - theres always next weekend.

And when it comes to bumping off Rob in the Archers .....can I join the queue please


Posted: 04/10/2015 at 11:04

Mr Chicky found a new chain and has just fitted it, so off we go

Welcome back KEF.  Hope you had a great time.  Loved Corfu when we went a few years ago

Go for it Clari always feels better when you take control.


Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:08

Morning all

going on a bike ride - not sure whether I will be able to use my normal noble steed (OH is investigating whether he can get a new chain on a Sunday), or a mountain bike with tyres like a tractor.  If its the latter, I will get a real workout.

Hope to find time to plant my new purchases when I get home - might as well make the most of the rainy week to come to settle them in.

Enjoy lunch Dove, hope you make lots of progress to find Fairy's pics now

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 09:02

New Dawn does well in the shade for us.  So does Little White Pet, but it has zero fragrance so I wouldn't recommend that one.

Gardener's rewards...

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:48


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 21:41

If Hefty is reluctant to oblige, this is what you are looking for


Delphinium Seeds

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:14

 I leave mine to sow next spring, in a windowsill propagator, and then grow them on for a year in pots, protecting them from the frosts.  They normally then flower in their second year, when I have planted them out in the garden.  Here's one of mine that managed a flower in its first year


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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