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Latest posts by chicky

When should I plant Phlox

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:33

Woody - i think you could do either, but i would go for autumn planting.  My logic would be that these are not young fragile plants, but ones that are well acclimatised to the conditions of your garden (they've lived there a while) so they should settle in fine.  If they were young plants from a nursery, i might be tempted to mollycoddle until spring.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:18

Happy birthday littlest Fairylet

Sunshine here but no gardening today.  Littlest chicklet and her friends (15 years young, all of them) have requested a trip to the zoo!!  Marwell is not far from us, and have a very little baby leopard that has been on the news.  So i'm taking them, armed with a pile of papers from work that have to be looked at some time this weekend - might as well do it at the zoo

Gardening tomorrow - need to get my new crocosmias in the ground and have another session digging up oak saplings - definitely my worst weed of 2014.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:38

Will be following the new thread David

Interesting about the scent of the blue ones - I had some this year, and they started off smelling lovely, but ended up so rank that the chicklets evicted them to outside the back door

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:27

Liri - I find cleaning bathrooms shifts most things on my hands.  Normally do them late on Sunday evening after a weekend in the garden - then I am presentable for work on Monday.  Don't like to think too carefully about what the active ingredient might be in Mr Muscle (other cleaning products are available) - but it does the trick

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:18

Lesley - so glad they have worked out what is wrong with your Mum - fingers crossed they can sort it quickly and make her comfortable.  Never rains but pours.

Clari - lovely to hear you are having such a blast at work - doesn't count as salt mines if you are enjoying it that much

Sitting here waiting for Monty - don't like this new timing lark

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:26

MrsG - September will be a scorcher ..... You heard it here first.  Good to see you - summer hols are hectic aren't they

Right !! Wriggling to do

Plums Again

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:24

My favourite for a glut of plums is to halve them, remove the stone, then freeze on a tray.  Then you can bring them out, drizzle with honey and bake - delicious with ice cream

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:20

Bekkie - just responded to you on the phlox thread and it made me realise I don't know very much about your garden - do you have a GH or a cold frame?  And are you more flowers or veg??

phlox paniculata

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:17

Love my phlox - take no looking after at all and flower for ages. Here are some of mine this year ...

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 Bekkie - not sure about specialist growers but hayloft do great deals on phlox (10 plants for £10 etc) - but you have to be prepared to grow them from bareroot.  They also take well from cuttings - can you beg some from your neighbour.  Do you have a GH?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:06

Morning KEF.  I can't fleece a whole garden.  Looks like my late summer display could be rather short this year.  

Morning Bekkie - think we'll all survive a touch of frost better than the garden

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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