Latest posts by chicky

RHS Hampton court

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:20

I love Hampton Court - i always check out the show gardens and the floral marquee.  Went to see MD on stage recently, and he was inspirational ....I'd definitely make time to fit that in.  hope you enjoy - we are going next Saturday


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 17:29

I'm in my hammock Gardening can wait til tomorrow for once  Here's my view



Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:52

Mmmm, ....weekend fry ups are my fave

Forgot to say....played truant from work yesterday lunchtime to visit the Savill Garden. Beautiful wild flower meadows, and a rose garden to die for ....shame pictures don't smell

 Oooooooo.....the error message when posting pictures has gone  Thanks Daniel and the boys and girls


Posted: 27/06/2015 at 10:39

Good to see you back safely KEF - glad the holibobs were good.  

Big excitement here - the Pauls Himalayan Musk rose that I planted to scramble up a tree 6 years ago has not only started to peep out of the tree canopy, but has also flowered for the first time.  And, yes, it is the lovely pale pink I was expecting (would have been disappointing to wait all those years only to discover I'd got a mis-labelled one.) Next year its going to be glorious - but the teaser this year is pretty encouraging.

off for mane taming this morning - might pop into an Ngs garden on the way home, and then I'll be out there planting my heliotrope, more rudbeckia and some snapdragons

Peony drama

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:21

I would say the lupins might resprout this season, the camassias might have done enough for this year to reappear next spring, but would not be optimistic about the peony


Posted: 25/06/2015 at 06:42

Morning Hosta, and those still to come

Congrats on new gd LilyP - what a pretty name.  lots of babies all due at the same time....hope all goes well for SGL's too.

about to do a quick GH foray to see if my cleomes survived their very belated potting on last night .  Well, they have two chances, as they say.

Fairy - I have three beautifully deep red nasturtium flowers just appeared from "Fairy seeds"...... Hoping they will be followed by many more  (many more Flowers, that is .....I am not suggesting there should be a never ending flow of Fairy Seeds heading in this direction)


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:28
My Dad's favourite poem - sounds best in a scouse accent:

There was a young girl called Mary
Sold Goosegogs outside the dairy
When asked what they were
She said "don't know sir
They're like little grapes only hairy"

Bet you're glad I popped in in my lunch break to make that little contribution


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:40

Morning DD - jam looks delicious

Please help me identify these plugs

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 06:33

Rather confusingly the photos turn round when I enlarge them  

If you number the columns from left to right  1-10, as they appear on the unenlarged screen .....

bottom pic:

1 is lavender

8 is echinacea

6 might be geum


top pic

8,9,10 more lavender

2 and 3 delphinium

3 aquilegia

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 19:36

Inspirational LilyP- I love it

Lots of my favourite treasures there Fidget - love them all, but specially the cornus kousa.  Is yours a named variety ? - it has just the density of flowers I am looking for. We have a huge one in our village (about a century old) that stops the traffic at this time of year, but many I have seen have much less dense flower/bract coverage.

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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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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Getting rid of brambles

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