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Latest posts by chicky

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:42

You are dead right Paul - its so lovely to share with others who understand my passion (or should that be obsession) with gardening.  And i have learned soooo much.  Its great to always have someone (or three) to ask.  So a big thanks to everyone from me too


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:36

Matty - have used hayloft before and always been pleased.  Plants can be quite small, but they grow away well.  Only had one disaster - with a load of penstemmon that failed - but they replaced them no quibble.  They also managed to tell me the name of the aster i bought from them 4 years ago (their filing system is obviously more effective than my diary) even though they no longer stocked it.  So definitely good guys in my book

Off to find the corkscrew and a glass, and settle down to Monty ..... Feels like we have really turned that corner now


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 13:31
Tracey - good news on the snowdrops - i planted mine in bunches of 5 to get nices clumps next year. Have fun


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 13:21
Go for it Fairy -ridiculous that your daughters opportunities should be constrained by the school's fear of failure - what happened to the "helping them be the best that they can be" ??

Glad you had a good break Lizzie - I'm sure with sons that age your daughter appreciated a helping hand.

Tracey - i love camellias - if it hasn't got a name you should name it yourself !

On my lunch break - sunny here - just been to GC to buy seeds for somerset


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 06:34

Morning all - feeling very happy.  GW to look forward to tonight, and a fine weekend to follow.  Must start the great Spring tidy up - i still have last years perennial stems standing, and the weeds need an assault.  But while i am doing that i am hoping to see lots of exciting new green shoots to marvel over.

have a good day with your son, Dove - and hope the sun finds its way north of watford for archie, tracey and Fairy

Can someone please recommend me great colourful pink/red/ climber :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:51

Clematis are lovely and there are lots of pink or red ones

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:47

I have weekday gardening envy   But I can't pack the day job in as i need something to support my plant buying habit


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:40

Tracey - my dahlia seeds are sprouting on the windowsill.  After recommendations on here i am trying some called "Bishops Children" - which are meant to be dark leaved like the Bishop dahlias (llandaff, dover, leicester etc etc).  

Lily - best wishes for your friend - sending positive thoughts for her

Ask Alan

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 21:31

I loved his "Secret Garden" book and have serious delphinium envy.  How does he get such a fantastic display ?  How close does he plant them, what does he feed them, does he replace or divide plants, and if so how often?  And any other top tips


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 06:41

Morning Matt.  Lighter in the mornings, and only just dark when i got home at 6.30 last night - wonderful.  My first batch of seedlings are already going on the windowsill, and will start some more off this weekend.  Feels like spring is here

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Tree id

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Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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