Latest posts by chicky

Love lies bleeding from seed

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:27

does anyone grow love lies bleeding ?  Never tried it before, and have healthy looking seedlings, but they are getting a bit top heavy.  Can I bury deeply when I pot on?



Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:26

Wonderful wheels Winter

OH bought cannas and bananas last year - they seem to have survived the winter in our unheated GH.  But only just producing leaves yet ....nowhere near flowers.  Seems like a bit of a faff keep bringing them in and out - but they are his babies, so he gets to look after them

Got my penstemon planted out.  Went to do my gaura and found several of last years have survived after will have a forest this year.


Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:15

Thanks ....still smiling broadly here


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:23

So excited, I had to share....there is an orchid growing in our meadow.  OMG that out of my system....back to the weeding

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:18

Thanks both I have been holding my breath, just in case I was wrong, but now I am really really super excited

Will post my pics on orchid-observers - thanks for the link landgirl

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 13:20

We have an area of grassland which we have been trying to turn into a wildflower meadow. This year the yellow rattle is really getting established (thanks Nutcutlet), and new flowers have started appearing (we haven't sown any seed, so it is just what is in the seedbank, plus donations from passing wildlife).  Today,I found this



 The last pic is its leaves - sort of like a mini-tulips leaves but narrower, with purple spots on.

my Sarah Raven book says it might be a Heath Spotted orchid.....does anyone know

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:49

They look splendid with that orange Mrs G

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:47

Have a great time on Friday ...lovely garden

Getting myself on the notification list for this thread, as I would be up for a Beth Chatto visit if it was a date I could take off work.


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 11:42

Welcome back Panda - glad you had a fab time  Time to rest up now

Just back from GC with 2 baby courgette plants.  About to pop over to the GH - bet I find mine have germnated overnight

My mind is made up on the crambe - thanks Dove and Hosta.  none in stock at crocus, but have gone on the email waiting list


Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:58

Oooooooh flower beds  Look forward to watching the project progress

Discussions started by chicky

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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