Latest posts by chicky

Seed catalogues

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 18:49

Chiltern fan here too - although my eyes are always bigger than my windowsills

Agapanthus from Van Meuwen

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 17:21

Been eyeing Twister up for ages lilysilly - thanks to your post I have bitten the bullet and ordered too .....fingers crossed 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 16:18

We had louring skies overhead too Fairy - and horizontal rain for the last mile - but felt good to get out there anyway

makes me feel less guilty about the mars bar cake that I am currently snaffling with my tea.  Wonder if Lincoln City won ⚽️⚽️⚽️

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:43

PS the chicklets have now disowned me as an official nutcase 

New Year's Day 2017 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 12:42

Lovely pics Lizzie - daffs already

Good job my new dressing gown has a hood☔️☔️☔️

More out there than expected - lovely to have a good look - note to self, should do it more often at this time of year.





winter honeysuckle

mahonia soft caress

viburnum Dawn

native primrose



sarcocca (?? Spelling - winter box)

hellebore double ellen purple (that was a real surprise, tucked away in my plant creche)

** (and no flowers, but big fat buds on daphne, chanomeles and several more hellebores)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 11:10

One step at a time is the way to do it DD   And those steps will be easier with all your inherent optimism and energy channelled into positive stuff.   Wishing you and Charlie a great 2017

Woken up late - as you do.  Cuppa now, then avocado and bacon sarnies for brunch, then flower count, then walking in the rain .......think thats my day sorted

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 00:08

Happy New Year to all my Forum Friends - may your 2017's be truly awesome

Trachelospermum Jasminoides newbie

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 20:05

I'm in Surrey Humblebee, and lost 2 of these in their first winter

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 31/12/2016 at 09:43

Have a fab holiday Hosta - wishing you lots of sunshine  and lots of sleep

off to the hospital to visit Dad today - yes, he's still in there.  Doing well and desperate to get out, but they don't seem to have the staff around to discharge him .....all a bit odd.

Thinking about some New Years resolutions too .....just read about one that involved planting all new purchases on return from the GC, instead of creating an ever expanding plant creche.  Do you think I could manage that ?


Posted: 30/12/2016 at 18:05

Hope lunch was good Chrissy

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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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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