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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:49

OH searching for the torches - i am searching for the bendy straws - he can't understand why. 


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:39

Thanks Nut -thats the sort of decisive answer i needed


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:36

Rain lashing down now.  Generator at the ready ( we have about 6 power cuts a year and decided to get ourselves sorted).  Feeling a bit nervous (lots of trees here). Trying to decide if another glass of wine would help


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 19:22

Will keep my eye open for bogof daffs archie!  Maybe start a thread to get wider pick up?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:53

Fairy - ballade is pink -never grown it before but fell in love with it on a display at chelsea this year.  Hope it lives up to expectations!  I have considered ballerina too Bob - maybe next year.  I think they have them in the "free" GW offer in the Oct mag?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 18:22

Very calm here now - think this is the proverbial lull!

Little chicklet has made it safely over the sea -phew!  Gardenfantic, look out for her!

tulip pots planted.  Ballade and white triumphator.  Spring seems like a long way off


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 17:51

I cut back flowerspikes and bring pots into gh (unheated) for the winter.  Some lose their leaves - in which case pull them off when they turn yellow/brown - and some are more evergreen.  Don't water them til you see the new green shoots in spring, then start with the tomato food twice a week.  

As for tonight, i would move them to a sheltered space if you can still see them in the dark!

Herbs - Bay

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 16:07

I bring mine into an unheated GH each year, after it kept getting knocked back by the frosts.  It is doing much better now (been inside the last two winters)

Good Berries

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 15:55

Just to finish this thread off - i went for pyracatha red saphyr - and here it is ....

 Thank you all for your suggestions ..... I love this site!!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 15:51

Oh wow Mrs G

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