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Latest posts by chicky

What now for my indoor hyacinths?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 20:06

My vote goes with the blue - grew them for the first time this year, but will do it again - luckily no wheezing here. Will plant mine out next weekend, and buy some tete a tetes to fill the container !

 Just to demonstrate Nuts point about the collapsing spikes - they had to be rescued with kebab sticks


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:55

Love "touch of class" verdun - don't know the others.  


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:42

Morning all - half term this week, so the usual schedule goes to pot.  working today, but dentist at lunchtime.  Day off tomorrow - day out planned. Then work for rest of week - but OH at home, taking delivery of trees.  Have a good day everyone - punkdoc, hope you are drying out now - i suppose it was it was too much to hope that all forumites would escape damage, so hope you are sorted soon.

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:34

Hi higgy, it also looks a lot like my winter honeysuckle ... Here it is, although without the blue sky or bee!



Posted: 16/02/2014 at 22:25

Clari - little and often gets you there - go girl !

Panda - you must invest - peonies are must haves ...... Love my sugary pink Sarah Bernhardts ......


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 20:49

Stacey - no sign of peony shoots here - and i'm not worried about mine - give it a few more weeks.  Very first tulip nose poking through on my pots though - it'll all get properly going in a few weeks.  Glad you are home safe and sound.

And fidget - i am one of the ones who loves Patty's plum.  Any spares, let me know 


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:50

Well I also feel like i have had my first proper gardening day this year - brambles banished, new snowdrops planted and slug pellets scattered for valentines day.  Oh, and group3 clematis all snipped too.  Plus lots of exclaiming and excited squeaking when new shoots were spotted.  Here are the best bits


Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 10:09

I have June - she is lovely !  Have used bowdens before and rate them highly ( have i said that before  - not on commission, promise)

my favourite from them is the kiwi full monty - very pretty leaves


Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:26

Morning all - sun here too And first frost for weeks.

Thanks Stacey - i might give the offers a go - I note what others have said about size of plugs etc, but i have had more than 50% survival rate when i have tried these offers before - and for £5 thats still a bargain.  I agree with Dove and Verdun, that when your borders are full its best to select your new plants individually.  But mine still need bulking out, and that soon gets very expensive at £5 a pot.  I also donate my spares to the garden club plant sales - which means they can afford more star speakers to keep me happy in 2015

Today is part 2 of the bramble assault.  Plus OH is digging more soil over ready for 100 beech whips for a new boundary hedge, plus he slipped a couple of cherries, a brown turkey fig (will need your help Dove), and some stepover apples into his shopping cart.  I have taught him well.  So you can see the attraction of the bargain plant offers - he seems to have blown the garden budget for a while !


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:29

Curry here too - must be Saturday 

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Tree id

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