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Latest posts by chicky

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


Posted: 23/03/2014 at 20:42

I'd keep them in - treat them like seedlings.  They will be ok to be planted outside for good sometime this summer.  Your GH will be up and running long before they arrive

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 19:42

My Mum was a nurse - maybe thats where it came from!

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Anyone know a good one? 
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