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Latest posts by chicky

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:36
Thanks Lizzie - lots of clematis growing on in GH ready to smother it next year. Up til a couple of months ago it had a huge leylandii hedge behind it which we felled, so it now has loads of light. The trellis is to keep the deer out

Lily - oh made it from scratch - it is three fence panels wide. Will ask him about dimensions later. We found one we liked in a Hampton Court show garden once, and he took the measurements for the uprights and the beams to make sure it was chunky enough. If oh is handy you can always make these things much better than a kit. Keeps him out of mischief !

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:27
We have heather growing wild on a bank by our driveway - its obviously happy there so was thinking of adding to it. Lovely honey scent when the sun shines on it.


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:21
Matty - my smilies with hats come and go at random

Big hugs for tues Stacey - everything crossed here.

Lizzie - West Dean is lovely - especially the walled gardens and orchards. The open museum is fascinating too - leave plenty of time to wander - it is huge. My favourites are the railway worker cottages.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:36

Lily, mine is quite a big pergola:

 I have a Conctance S up each of the front posts, and 2New Dawns at the back to grow up and over and meet in the middle.  This is year 3 and the NDs are just starting to cover the top.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:28

Constance Spry only flowers once, but it is very special when it does!  I have it growing up the upright post of a pergola, with New Dawn going over the top.  They are different pinks, but go well together.  My Mum was a Constance, so it is one of my most treasured plants.

Gertrude Jekyll has a wonderfu scent that carries a long way - love that one too.

Sarah Raven

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:18

Never tried her website, but she does great books.  I love the one about bold and beautiful flowers.  And have been very pleased with the quality of her online nursery plants.  


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:05

I remember - she posted a video of her garden not so long ago.  I had been planning on a visit, but we were on hols on her open day.

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:02

Fantastic Hollie - really looking forward to seeing how it develops - but what a great backdrop.  Darkness and owls are very special


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:47

Chucking down here but good forecast for tomorrow. Will try and get my inside bits done today so i can make the most of it.

hope poorly peeps are looking after themselves well.

i enjoyed GW- never knew why it was called a Bourbon rose Very excited to read we have a new gardening tv series to look forward to.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:04
Back in blighty - it was a work trip. Meeting rooms in Brussels look like meeting rooms here - they just take longer to get to. Only plus was chocolate on the table instead of a plate of biscuits!

Aim to make it home before GW starts - fingers crossed.

Ggirl - what a haul

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