Latest posts by chicky

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:52

I always find cleomes a bit hit and miss to germinate.  This year one pot came up lovely, a second produced precisely nothing.  Then OH knocked the successful pot all over the floor ....jury's out whether a recovery will occur (and I'll leave you to judge whether that is the seedlings or OH)

Unknown flower

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:45

Nut's the genius ....I'm just an apprentice

Should I lift the iris

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:39

Thats gorgeous TetleyT ....worth the wait. How are you btw ??

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:35

Geums and some of the geraniums go on and on here

Unknown flower

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:32

I would guess at some sort of looks like a mini snapdragon

Paeony flowers

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:30

Did you plant them as bare roots KT?  The ones I have grown from roots have always taken years (ie 2 or 3) to flower, whereas the pot grown ones seem to get in to their stride straight away.  

I also swear by a sprinkling of BFB tickled in around anything that seems to need a bit of a boost

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:23

A hot border sounds like fun Fairy - great to see your building work has turned the corner from chaos into planting opportunities ....things are looking up

Waiting in the gym carpark for pilates to start - with time for a noodle with you lot first.  Cold and windy here - weekend looking dire too.

Hows the knee Hosta?  Can you dance a jig yet to warm up 

great to hear Mr Joyce is home

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HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 07:02

Glad the day went well Dove and Wonky - sharing memories of Ma is a wonderful way to celebrate the life she had.

Just been over to my flower garden and the GH.  Everything is growing lustily after yesterday's downpours ......which makes up for my hellebore disaster

Chicklet made it back safely yesterday, so we are back to a quiet house .....Chicklets definitely need to be in pairs to get to their maximum volume

Great photo (several pages back) Lizzie.  So many beautiful towns nestling on the shores of the lake .....we took a boat to visit Bordolino and Sirmione.

I'm joining Liri in ridiculous excitement at the prospect of Chelsea next week ....checking the forecast on an hourly basis

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

We don't really have neighbours, so I can't blame them.  Most of my plants have been grown from plugs - about 4-5 years old now, and have never shown signs before.  One or two more recent were Harvington Hybrids from a Wyevale - they looked healthy when bought, but perhaps were harbouring something.

i might drop a couple of leaves into Wisley's plant pathologists for them to have a look too.

Hellebores - black spot?

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 12:44


thanks for the help though - looks like I have some digging up to do 

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