Latest posts by chicky

sweet peas

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:47

I'm with Lyn - its hard enough keeping the mice away from mine in a few short months in the spring - I'd never get them through a winter.  I've been picking flowers since June and they are still going strong.  Went right through til end of September last year.  Every weekend I take off every bloom I can find, that way they never get a chance to set seed, and we have loads for the house.  Fantastic plants


Also, on "nice" ones - I grow all sorts, but the ones from Eagle seeds that I have this year are bigger and better than anything else I have tried ....I'll be going for them again next year


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:28

Exciting news about the phantom hedgehogs

please don't send the rain east too quickly - not due to get off these bikes til 7pm and would like  til then please.

Glad theres nothing serious LilyP - I'm a big Pilates fan too - my work medical scores are up from B- to A* since I started going regularly about 4years ago.  Hope Hostas results come back all clear soon too.

new computer system Steve .....aaaagghhhh - hope you have plenty of old fashioned pens and paper around as a backup

best get a wiggle on ......


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:58

Onwards and upwards Panda - there's one out there for you, and I have a feeling its getting closer.  Stay positive, and the true Panda will shine through

Got the next couple of days off .....taking the chicklets to meet sister and nieces in London tomorrow.  We had such fun doing the "Fat Tire bike tour" in Berlin last year that we decided to give it a go in our own capital I will be cycling through the London parks and learning about Royal Palaces like a true tourist

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 20:48

Gorgeous colour roses DD - the neglect obviously suits them

Verdun - I have kniphofia envy.  All mine flower in June, and I am looking for some August ones - do you know what sort they search may well be over

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 18/08/2015 at 18:37

I just hang them from one of the tree branches Liri (they are small trees, about 5 years old - I am hoping that as they get bigger and more prolific there'll be enough for us and the squirrels to share).  I use smelly soap at the moment, and have not noticed that the fruit tastes of it - i guess there's a lot of fresh air out there for it to diffuse to


Posted: 18/08/2015 at 06:49

Morning all

Panda, this ones for you:

 Hope all goes well

All my gages have gone!

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 22:24

Thanks Dove - not sure why I didn't think of that.  Some camphor "scented" ones on order, and when the smell runs outI can soak them in turps


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 20:03

No other meaning Lily - the road is called the Trollstigen, or the Troll's Way - so he thought it a fitting trophy

pleased to hear Wonky had a good first day - they're always the worst. Hope Runny Jnr had similar 


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:41

Dove -DON'T PEDAL BACKWARDS !!!!! You'll end up on the floor !

At a wild guess your right handlebar will have about 7 gears that you can move up and down gently, with only a slight difference between them, whereas the left handlebar will have 3 settings which make the 7 all high, all medium or all low.  You will manage perfectly with the lefthand set on medium all the time until you get more adventurous.  To change gear you have to keep pedalling


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 18:34

However, in my yoof, I cycled up here

 Still have the same bike!

Mr Chicky bought me one of these as a reward

 He still sits on my desk at work ....but not many people know why

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