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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:37

I'm posh - so TLA is Three Letter Acronyms .... just about the only worthwhile thing yoy learn on an MBA ( Master of Business Administration ..... Haven't got one myself, but have had the misfortune to work with many who have)

Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:55

Sure i heard somewhere recently (?GW) that it is a mistake to plant bulbs too shallowly, but you can almost never plant them too deeply - they always find their way up - so I'd leave them

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:50

Think I've just added acteas to my wish list - didn't realise they were scented too.

Archie, i planted a sedum that colour today - it was called Mr Goodbud


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:46

What a beautiful day - and borders still looking pretty colourful too.  Hard to believe its October this week!



Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:43

Successful day - all plants planted

Feet up now - early start tomorrow .... chicklet has a Monday morning rush hour driving test, and needs to meet her instructor at 7am.  Looks like an early start for me then

Here is a pic of prince Heinrich - for Panda, and Lemon Queen, for Woody

 And here is my new sedum/anemone combo, which i am rather pleased with


should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:34

Mr Chicky has done that to countless forks - doesn't know his own strength.  We eventually invested in a Bulldog one - expensive, but three years on he still hasn't destroyed it (and i'm sure he hasn't been treating it gently).  I would certainly recommend it.

Gardeners' Logic???

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:03
I think your logic is perfect

OH once complained about me taking advantage of some buy 2, get 3rd free on groceries - "trouble is we might be bankrupt before we get to reap the benefits of the third" .... a little harsh I felt

But well done on the propagation - its thrilling when it works, isn't it


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 15:52
Thanks Woody - you're a star - will make notes and get googling. Sounds like you had a fantastic planty weekend

Great anemones Panda - i have them both, and they are doing well. On phone at the mo, might post pics later


Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:42

Wow Clari - are you going to convert it? (The van, not the garlic)

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:39

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

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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Plant ID - blue flowers

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