Latest posts by chicky

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:57

It even caused checkout envy .....I had to keep a very tight hold of it

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:51

Just to tempt you further Dove

can you see why I was smitten 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:14

Just had a look around and caught up ......hadn't noticed the nonsense before, but it is utterly ridiculous.  Big ((hugs)) Dove - keep on keeping on.  I'm now feeling quite cross  Since I am about to head out to the garden, secateurs in hand, that might be unfortunate 

Bought a gorgeous new japanese quince called Hot Fire at Wisley yesterday, deep deep red, I couldn't resist.  So that needs planting up too.  Not a sunny day, but no rain, so should be productive.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:01

I hope you can Tbird - fingers crossed.

Beaus Mum and I have met before (day out at Wisley) - so I will know one face, but looking forward to meeting many more 

Reasons not to use artificial grass

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 22:47

Visited Wisley today and noticed two patches of the stuff.  Both look dreadful .......shame on you RHS 

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:23

Absolutely Yvie - you can be my friend

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:17

I would think aim to meet up about midday ?  That then gives enough time for people to travel, but still gives us a good time to look around - what do others think?

Also just noticed that Kew has been added to the list of gardens included in the GW mag 2 for 1 card offer this year.  I'll definitely have a card, so anyone who doesn't have one can come in with me for free

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:35

On my way back from town this morning I was admiring cherry blossom, and thought I really fancy a trip to we went.  Mucho blossom - great day

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:08

I live in Surrey, and have a few magnolias - I love them dearly, but do spend most March/Aprils obsessing about whether the frosts are coming to spoil the show for the year

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:04

The flowers are vulnerable to frost (the tree itself will be fine).  If its still small enough to bring it in on frosty nights you can do, but get it back out during the day.

Once it gets bigger, then all you can do is cross your fingers for no frosts in March and April . The sort you have (its a stellata) is a bit more frost resiliant than the tulip flowered ones.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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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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Gardening on TV

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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