Latest posts by chicky

Climbers in pots

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:50

There are certain clematis that do well in pots - look at the patio collection from Raymond Evison.  I have Aveline growing in a large pot - gets fed once a year with slow release fertiliser, and it flowers its socks off.  Its been there about 7 years now 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 06:32


Garden is breathing a sigh of relief after yesterday's rain.  Think that song should have been about raindrops on hostas and whiskers on kittens 

Pruning Magnolia?

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 06:55

Hi Leadfarmer - I don't think magnolias like being pruned - they send up lots of watershoots.  I'd try giving it a dose of feed and a good mulch instead, and see if that makes a difference.  Also, make sure it gets lots of water in August/September - like camellias and rhodies, I think that is when they are making the flower buds for next year.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 06:48

Morning Amber ...missed you there 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 06:47

Morning Dove, Morning Peeps yet to arrive 

Left work promptly yesterday, so was home in time to fitin a brisk walk with Mr C .....up Black Down, the highest point round here (although thats not much of a claim to fame .....lets just say its a hill, with lovely views ).

Expecting to be late tonight, so have just had an early morning greenhouse watering session .  Love how everything is shooting away now.  Think i'l. Be giving the cosmos their first pinch soon .

Have a great (if somewhat damp) day ......don't forget ☔️☂☔️☂☔️

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 23:01

Visions of Pdoc 

Night night 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 06:38

Morning Wonky. Good luck Clari 🍀🍀🍀

Quite a bit of rain yesterday will have done the garden some good   More expected tomorrow, but respite today.

Hope Lizzie made it home safely - will be nice to catch up with GS No. 10

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 06:46

Morning Dove, Morning Clari. Good luck with the new job tomorrow - will you have to travel far for it?

Very dark here - we're promised rain this morning 🌧🌧🌧. Should settle my new plantings in nicely.  Quite happy for it to rain all week this week, but can we have sunshine next week please  the countdown to Chelsea has begun 

Help with a border

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 22:04

We had a load of stumps removed by Stumpgrinders - its a franchise, but was not expensive and did the trick 

Manure seeds planting ideas/advice

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 21:59

We used green manure once, and never again - it takes years to get rid of the unwanted seedlings 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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