Latest posts by chicky

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:40

Ok, got it now .....its a leucadendron (a type of proteus)

Looking back, I made a pretty good stab at it from memory

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:33

If it is from the Charlie Ablone garden it is a tender plant from Australia, that we can't grow over here A something like "lechedendron" ......but I'll have to look it up to check the spelling

Before and (nearly) after

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:28

Wonderful DD - looks so settled in already

Should I create a bed for a hedge?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:46

How high do you want the hedge to be ?  And do you want evergreen?  Or something that flowers?

Yew makes a nice evergreen hedge, and beech is a nice deciduous one - whatever you choose is going to need trimming at least once a year if you want to keep it compact.


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:39

...meant to ask Clari - how were the Grand Design creators?  Lots of teeth sucking noises at the audacity of your plans?  OH likes to guess the price quote, based on the number of sharp intakes of breath performed at the initial visit - he believes they have an exponential relationship 🤔🤔🤔)

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:33

What an uplifting sight

There are crops of wild lupins along the verges of the A3 too - by the Milford junction if anyones driving past - I was amazed when I first noticed them, as I thought they were only a garden flower.  But given the ease with which even I can grow them from seed, I suppose its not actually that surprising.  Wonder why verbena B is not colonising our roadsides yet ?


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:26

Morning all - we had a few spots of rain last night, but have now got the sunshine back☀️☀️☀️

Out at a garden talk tonight - chap from Kew about trees ......will let you know if I learn interesting things

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 19:30

Gorgeous Lizzie - I love your garden

Great alpine tray Sparkles, and wonderful lupin - i like the single colours so much better than the two tone ones.  Most of mine are from seed - and have turned out 2-tone


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 09:17

Dad's doing well thanks Lesley - shuffling around a bit more quickly on his "boot" and crutch, and no recurrence of any of the stroke symptoms. His foot is going to take at least 6 weeks to mend (probably longer), and he has an appt at the stroke clinic at the end of this month ......which, given it is a full month after it happened, is telling us they are not too worried


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:58

Morning all

Smiler ......we are all 27 years old (or thereabouts) on here ......hence the numerous references to the famous number.

DD - we need pics as your garden reaches its open day crescendo

Glad Mr Linda is back home, and they seem to have a way forward for him - hope the cardiologist appt  puts your minds at rest.

Glad to see Mr Sunshine is putting in another appearance ......weird to think that last week we had the heating on, and I was wearing jumpers, scarves and winter boots

Discussions started by chicky

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 leaves🙄 
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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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