Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:59

 Happy Birthday Nut. Have a great day


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:55

Morning all

just been for a morning dash with the watering can (pots have got dry with this nice weather, and I wasn't here to sort them out at the weekend).  Almost overnight my big hostas have gone from green to a vivid yellow orange .  I think autumn is really creeping up on us

have a good day everyone - especially pdoc ((hugs))


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:44
How awful Pdoc - hope you get it sorted. We have had neighbour problems in the past and it was a horrible place to be. Maybe the reminder of how to display a bit of common courtesy might work in the long run (for some people it seems to take a while to sink in) .....but there might be a time lag whilst they strive to show they are not backing down. Keep strong and hang on in there. Out-nice them !!

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:35
Given the assorted comments some of the guests have made in the past, I think "my way" might set the right tone for the rest of the day (on my phone, but where is the winking smilie when you need him ?)

Love Pachelbel's canon


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:18
Lily - Pashley isn't NT, but well worth a visit. As Lizzie said, tea on the terrace is pretty special

Lizzie - Sarah Raven's is only open a few days a year (thats why our weekend away was organised for that particular weekend). Its very nicely done - productive (veg and cutting garden flowers) but attractive too. Not as many eye popping colour combinations as I expected, having read her "bold and beautiful" book - but inspiring just the same.

Topbird - bike ride sounds brill . As you say, life without adventure sucks !!

Ideas for fruit and veg for greenhouse for young family

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:55

Richard - it depends what your children like to eat.  Mine were big cucumber fans, and the mini ones are "cute" and they can have one to themselves.  I grow mini-munch with quite a lot of success

Indelable marker pens for real?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:51

I use sharpies ....but they don't normally reach their first birthday, so respect.  The labels are still readable though


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 06:42

We did some moon watching here too - quite spectacular here, but we had very clear skies.  Feel I could do with a lie in to compensate - but thats not going to happen.  Need to get out there and check on my new purchases before I set off for work.

The other garden's I visited at the weekend - well worth a visit for anyone who can get to the East Sussex area - were Merriments and Sarah Ravens, who was having one of her open days.  Both were lovely


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:42
Fairy - the retail therapy helped too ! Kniphofia, anemones, epimedium and a stunning geranium Khan followed me home


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:36
Fantastic garden visiting weekend. wall to wall blue skies and sunshine. Surprisingly i think Sissinghurst was my favourite (I didn't expect to like it but I thought it was magical) .....closely followed by Pashley Manor. Kent/Sussex is looking beautiful at the moment - feeling blessed to live in such a beautiful country as ours.

Have eaten too much, and laughed a lot too. Great weekend - made me almost forget we are now Chicklet-less.

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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