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Latest posts by chicky

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 19:26

WW - meant to say - your evening yesterday sounded so lovely - often the ones you don't have high expectations of turn out to be the greatest crack !!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 19:25

Back home at decent time tonight.

Verdun - your lawn exploits on Morning thread sound amazingly time consuming.  Better not look to closely at our expanse of grass/dandelions/moss. Our rule is that if it is green, and can be mown without too much trouble, then leave it be.  But I do like admiring other's bowling greens - so pictures please !

At GC at lunchtime - for once had a serious reason to go - need to plant up a special pot for a couple of weeks time.  But whilst I was there, i fell in love with some autumn gentians - blue as blue.  So they came home with me

My Perennial Hibiscus.

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 06:44

Wow - you must be really proud.

I have four hibiscus,grown from bareroot stems - this is their third year and not a flower in sight - I am envious!

Hi new to the forum and looking for design ideas

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 06:39
Coys wrote (see)
Great only thing is i haven't a clue on growing from seed 

Three years ago, neither did I - but you can use this site to ask what to do every step of the way - much better than books !  (Although if you want to read up on it too Carol Klein's "Grow your own garden" and the Readers Digest book of Propagating are good)


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 06:32

Morning Stacey - remember the "A" word must be avoided at all costs.

Too horrible out there to go and inspect my GH - and was home late last night so didin't do it then either.  By the time I go out this evening I am sure there will be so many red tomatoes that I will need a bucket to harvest them all. (can we have a flying pig smiley please !)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 22:37

What a lovely colour rose

i keep notebooks about the garden - I hate it when I can't remember the name of a plant.  Slightly OCD, but I'm like that about most things.  Have lists all over the place too - then all I have left to remember is where I put the list.

Lavender border in acid claggy soil - too big a battle?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 22:27

My soil is acid clay - so I grow my lavender in pots - they seem to do better that way.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 22:25

Evening all - rained all day today - garden needed it, but I got fed up with it after a couple of hours.

Love my garden club - some massively knowledgeable people there, and really interesting lectures once a month.  One this weds about the gardens of northern France.  I tend to get there just in time for the talk, and leave straight after - don't really go for the social (or cake) but it is great listening to passionate people talk about gardening once a month.


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 18:04
Oops detention


Posted: 09/09/2013 at 18:03
Matty - enjoy your time away - hope it does the trick. I'm sure the begonias will be fine with their ordeal.

Discussions started by chicky

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

A reminder 
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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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