Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:28
Fidget, you are making me chuckle

Best keep the alkaseltzer handy for the morning


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 22:25
Sounds like a good afternoon Fidget

Was a beautiful day here today - feeling pretty pleased that I cleared most of the visible weeds, plus a load of deadheading and a bit of pruning. Feeling a bit achey now ....out of practice with this gardening lark.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:28
Enjoy your grandchildren Lizzie and Liri

Looking forward to photos of the triangle border as it progresses Panda

Settling down for Beechgrove on the planner now ..... Syl


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 10:57
I've been up for hours too Fairy

Just spent one of those hours watching clouds of butterflies on our buddlejas - hundreds of peacocks, admirals, frittilaries, browns and whites. My ocd nature got the better of me in the end, and had to come in for my I-spy book of butterflies to identify them all.

Plan for today is to do all the things I failed to do yesterday


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 21:37
Hi David - think it is something to do with an advert the site has contracted to run at the weekends for a few weeks, which upsets it all. Dove knows more.

Btw, since you are looking in, just wanted to say I am growing half Eagle sweetpeas, and half other sorts.....the difference is staggering . Will definitely be going 100% eagle next year !


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 16:49
Done precisely zero of what I had planned for today. But feel relaxed
Now trying to psyche myself up to get off the sofa and go for a bike ride ...those holiday pounds have to get shifted somehow. You can't go to Italy without sampling every flavour of gelato on offer would be rude

ID. Please

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:46
I'm growing the second one for the first time here - just checked, and the label says its a torenia (mines a purple one, but buds and leaves look the same).

Posting Issues?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:41
Seems to be a common problem Steve .....interim solution is to change your settings to basic editor. That lets you post text, but no smilies (unless you know the keyboard versions ) and no photos. Means I will have to brush off some of my little used adjectives .....amazing how lazy we get when a yellow cartoon face is the way to convey everything !!


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:37
Panda - shocked one is with a little "o".


Posted: 01/08/2015 at 10:29
Ignore this post - just trying out my basic editor smilie skills !



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