Latest posts by chicky

Wind damaged Ceanothus

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:13

Pugets Blue is a lovely one too

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:09

Might watch This Farming Life on catchup tv, just to see those magnificently crafted rosettes

Just back from a wonderful day in London wandering round the City.  So many places I had been before with my "work head" on, and had never really seen.  So many quirky little streets, houses, pubs and churches.  The low point was the barbican, the high point was the timber framed house still standing in Smithfield   Also walked over the millenium bridge ...a first for me.  Think we walked about 6 miles - my feet are certainly tingling now.


Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:41

I love Ethel gloves - you can get them on Amazon.  They have leather reinforced finger tips so you can garden with long nails  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:30

Woop woop Clari. You're transforming that place.  The scouts will appreciate it even if your lousy colleagues don't.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 09:23

Morning all

I grew cosmos antiquity last year - really pretty colour, but shorter than most cosmos, so keep it near the front. (Think I put a picture on a recent cosmos thread ) I also bury them deep when potting on.

Both Mr C and I have a few days off - we had been planning to go away, but health stuff has postponed those plans.  So today we are hopping on a train to London to do a "hidden walk" ......he has a book, so we won't be following a lady with a yellow umbrella - we will guide ourselves

magnolia in the snow

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:34

Now thats not a sight you often see. Strangely beautiful, although I imagine its destroyed the display for the rest of this season

Keeping planted seeds safe

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 19:16

I leave the branches quite long and then place them over in a sort of criss cross grid

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 18:33

Get better soon Wonky.

Once Katie was out of the way we had a very nice day - been out there pruning hydrangeas and weeding.  Will sleep well tonight

lovely to see some of the things I planted last year coming back strongly.  I like weeding at this time of year, you discover so much going on when you are so close to the ground

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:40

....and cecile brunner is good too

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 11:38

Pauls himalayan musk, new dawn, and shropshire lad are good for me opposed to iceberg, st swithuns and constance spry, which normally get a bit of blackspot

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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