Latest posts by chicky

Please help me identify these plugs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:33

Rather confusingly the photos turn round when I enlarge them  

If you number the columns from left to right  1-10, as they appear on the unenlarged screen .....

bottom pic:

1 is lavender

8 is echinacea

6 might be geum


top pic

8,9,10 more lavender

2 and 3 delphinium

3 aquilegia

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 19:36

Inspirational LilyP- I love it

Lots of my favourite treasures there Fidget - love them all, but specially the cornus kousa.  Is yours a named variety ? - it has just the density of flowers I am looking for. We have a huge one in our village (about a century old) that stops the traffic at this time of year, but many I have seen have much less dense flower/bract coverage.

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:40

Its gonna be grand DD We'll all be there in spirit make more cake.

 I've said it before, but I enjoy visiting real gardens (as opposed to manicured show pieces, maintained by an army of paid staff) the most.  Thats what gives me the real inspiration.  I like to think "i can do something like that" ....not "wonder how many gardeners or groundsmen work here".   Your passion for your garden will shine through - its the most special part of it


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 06:27

((Hugs)) Verdun .....will be thinking of you and your friend, and really hoping he pulls through ok.  What a terrible shock.

Great pics Runny - looks like you had a good outing

And many congrats on safe arrival of Lizzie's grandson.....lovely news.  And that arrival of new dog goes well (nothing wrong with the name Susie, i'd keep it )

fine here, washing just hung out, GH vents opened, first cuppa made ....and its not even 6.30 yet ....i've been a busy bee

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:39

Thats why I like buying online ....easier to find the order details than a paper receipt


Posted: 22/06/2015 at 06:19

Morning Pauline - your saltmines open early.  Hope you have a good day

Promised rain arrived - nice and steady, and has been going since at least 4am .....should give all my new plantings a really good start.

LilyP - not sure I will ever be that skinny again.  But the dresses will be kept - the girls are similar sizes so can mix and match them for future if the need arises

Work for me ...gotta dash

Weed or not?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:07

Doesn't look like the Michelmas daisies I grow, but looks like it could be quite spectacular, whatever it is.  Tell people it is a rarity donated by the GW forum.  And if you don't like it when it flowers, whip it out before the seeds set

japanese acer

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:56

Acers hate cold winds, so definitely find a sheltered spot.  I water mine (in pots) about twice a week in summer, and never in winter.  Have never fed mine, and they seem to be doing well without it.  Hope this helps


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:07

Love Niobe - what a colour

Loving my foxgloves this year

 And Constance Spry is my favourite rose

 All looking very flowery 



Posted: 21/06/2015 at 21:53

Your girls are gorgeous Frit  - yesterday was obviously a very special day

Great view Fairy - I would have done the extra 5 miles too

Feeling a bit whacked....looking back I can see why ...planted out 80 plants grown from seed (i counted the pots at the end ....numbers girl me), went to visit an NGS garden (wonderful ...but maintained with the help of a full time gardener and a groundsman .... So cheating really), altered a prom dress for Chicklet (yes, another one), cut down my euphorbia cymes (for those who watched GW), and moved a few plants into more PPP's.  So quite a busy day

Vino time now....

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