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Latest posts by chicky

Screening issue, please help!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:41
If its only summer you are worried about you could use perennials - helianthus lemon queen gets to about 8 foot every year - or some of the grasses - miscanthus or stipa (not an expert on grasses, but others on here are)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:25
Morning all - early start - sat on a train already. Very foggy on the way to the station - although that didn't stop the early morning racer boys overtaking with no clue what was coming their way

My Blue Tit was talking to me this morning. Now that he (and his brothers) are firmly embedded in my brain i think i will move on to learning to talk coal tit. In a few years time i should have the whole garden sussed

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:21

Steve - thick fingers or autocorrect - they are all waiting to trip us up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:18

Panda - intelligent, sneaky snails ..... There must be a way to foil them.  Hosta growers swear by garlic spray - worth a try

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:15

Look forward to the tulips Tracey.  Re the 35* GH - its probably too hot for any small seedlings - theres a good chance they will shrivel and not recover.  Can you open windows?  If not, i would keep them on windowsills indoors til they get a bit more robust.

Glad you had a good mini-hols

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:11

I only love black flowers when they are actually really dark purple - hellebores, irises etc

Black centres (as in rudbeckias) are good - but guess that doesn't really count

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:07

It looks wonderful Sprig - what a fabulous setting.  Lovely to see it all start to come together - don't think i've ever seen so many plants in pots outside a TV garden makeover show - thats some collecting you did.

keep the pics coming - its lovely to see projects unfold.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:57

Panda - copper collars round them whilst the shoots get going seems to do the trick.  They are my favourite flower

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:24

And thanks from me too - blocks it is

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:19

Delphiniums from seed work for me - but need patience.  I always go for a blue mix ( blue fountains fromGC, or online) and then you avoid the disappointment of a peelywally white one.  For me, any shade of blue delphinium is lovely  - and worth the wait.  Have never tried cuttings - maybe i'll give that a go this year.  Is it best to do basal ones?

Discussions started by chicky

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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Rose "The Fairy"

 
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