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Latest posts by chicky

Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:51

I've been watching - rooting for Sandra here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 06:37

White chocolate cookies .....yum.  Not often i think of cookies before 7am, so thank you for that treat Wintersong

Ingredients bought for Chocolate cake Nigella style - thankyou Dove and Lily.  Baking session tonight after work, ready for the big day tomorrow, when my baby turns 16 .....how did that happen.  Made myself smile as I was running round the SM yesterday with a screen shot of the recipe on my phone.  Not long ago I would have got pen and paper out and made a list ....times change without you realising don't they.  It was on the radio the other day that Churchill, in his youth, participated in one of the last horseback cavalry charges, and yet by the end of his life we had put a man on the moon ...... I find that quite amazing.

Enough, enough .....gotta go to work ....wish I had a tardis

fast germination of seeds in propagator

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 07:32

I always start my seeds off in mid Feb - it works well for me.  They are then normally ready to prick out into trays and go into my unheated GH the weekend the clocks change ....which then means it is light enough for me to visit them morning and evening before and after work.  

If i leave it til later i find that I don't get flowers til mid August - and I like to have them a bit earlier than that.

so horses for courses - you have to find what works for you - and you can only do that by trying different things each year.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 07:18

Morning all.  Thoughts are with Verdun and his family today.

spending today wfh - so no car journey to worry about today.  Might be back on here later for some cake advice - its littlest chicklets birthday in a few days and I need to make a sticky chocolate cake

Enjoy the Count Dove

Cutting flower suggestions

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:21

Rudbeckias in a vase seem to last for weeks

What flowers in February?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 20:17

How about February Gold daffodils?  

Sounds like a lovely idea.  I have a little oak tree grown from an acorn to remember my Mum - OH even bought it a special pot for me as a Christmas present.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 06:42

Morning  Freezy cold here again - but no more snow.  Hoping for a quiet journey in.  I think my wildflowerseeds are properly stratifed now, so could someone turn the heat back on please

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:50

Panda - onwards and upwards - you'll find something you enjoy more, I'm sure of that.  Everything crossed for you here.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 21:42

Good luck with that letter Fidget - there are lots of things need saying in there.

Dusting of snow this morning turned into a blizzard on the way to work.  Cars ground to a standstill ....eventually got to my desk at 10.15.  All gone now though - wonder what adventures tomorrow will bring.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 06:41

Morning Wintersong, morning Yvie.  Feel like I am the tardy one here this morning.

light dusting of snow outside - hopefully will be ok to drive in

Hope the beaujolais is a good'un Verd.  I have ordered seeds to try and give it a go myself .....think it could be slightly longer before I get to see any flowers.  Looking forward to your photos to spur me on

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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