Latest posts by chicky

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 19:29

Well, the promised rain has arrived β˜”οΈ. 

But not til this evening, so we had a good trundle round Wisley.  Interesting to see very little fruit on the apple trees in their orchards - they must have been affected by the same frost that wiped out our entire crop this year.  Plenty of pears 🍐 though, so they won't be going hungry, and some monster pumpkins πŸŽƒ developing.

Mr C has just declared tonight a takeaway curry night 

Shrub Rose for a shady front garden?

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 18:07

We are about to get a James Galway for a North facing wall, because it is recommended for shade.  Howeve, the deed is not yet done, so I can't vouch for the outcome 

A phone call to the nice people at David Austin or Peter Beales should get you some good advice 

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:58

Thank you kindly sir

Monty's New Book offer

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:02

Put my order in yesterday 

Chaenomeles question

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 17:01

We have them growing well in very small spaces next to a wall - so I agree with Bob that its worth a try 

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:58

yes - Tom Hart-Dyke is Miranda Hart's cousin I guess that makes her his Auntie Dee

Californian lilac tree

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:51

Hi Maisie - if by Californian lilac you mean ceonothus, then they do not grow back from old wood, so if you cut back hard you are likely to lose it.  They do grow pretty quickly however, so it might be time to replace it with a new one if you are not happy with the way it is growing.

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:46

Thanks for the headsup - I'll certainly take a peek 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:44

Wow - garden's looking great VictoriaS - those rudbeckias are really an eyefull - guaranteed to bring a smile 

Best mulch

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:41

Lulu - we have had great success with composted green waste from the local council recycling company.  It gets so hot when they make it that there are no weed seeds, its nice and black so looks great and has done a great job of suppressing the weeds already there.  I hope it will be improving the soil too, but a bit early to tell that yet.  We'll certainly be ordering some more next spring 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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