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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:25
Polyanthus theatre doesn't have the same ring to it - but Pretty Polyanthus Theatre .... Now you're talking


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:22
Mine are on a west facing windowsill (in seed compost as Lizzie suggests!)


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:14
You might be right Lizzie - they said auricula on the label, but they were the same price as polyanthus, so could be so. Am pleased with the way they look though - and if they are polyanthus i don't have a theatre, but a collection of old bricks with pots standing on them (!) - so i will carry on pretending

sweet pea supports

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:06
Our GC sells hazel poles, sharpened at one end, as bean poles - in with the veg stuff - not expensive if i remember rightly. Why not give them a ring to save a wasted outing - i remember those days when it took longer to get in and out of the car than you spent at your destination

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:58
Closet One D fan here .... Off to wembley in June - littlest chicklet needs accompanying ..... What can i do ???


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:01

Morning all - pleased it is now light enough to see the garden at this time in the morning

Thanks for all your comments on my auriculas - never had any before - and like Fairy, was not that sure whether i liked them previously - but their little faces are growing on me, so i need to watch i don't get hooked.  But its nice to have something with flowers in the greenhouse, as well as all the green shoots.  I am very excited that my cuttings from last year are all beginning to show signs that they have made it through their first winter - magic stuff,  this propagating lark


Seeds all sown yesterday - germination watch starts here ...... Nothing to report thus far ......

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:19

Don't listen to music in the garden, but do in the car, or on a train.  Love Mozart, but not ever really understood opera.  Have to put in a vote for greatest album of ALL time though - Rumours.  Before my time, but caught it on the second time around.  Never get tired of it 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:54

Can't help with the black insect Lizzie - looks curious.

lovely to see the first blooms of the year - love your crocus peeping out Tracey.

Here's some snaps of my garden this afternoon

 This one is shouting "I'm first, I'm first" - hopefully all the others in the garden will be following soon

 Some of my hellebores - this is their first year to flower - such a proud Mum

 Daphne - looking lovely- smelling even better!

 Bit of zingy lime to brighten things up a bit


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:32

Been out for the evening, but just popping in to say goodnight.  And also to share the auricula "theatre" i created for myself this afternoon


Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:24

Guess who was at the Wham final concert 

Now that IS a positive thought, so long as you don't count the intervening years .....

Discussions started by chicky

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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