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Latest posts by chicky

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:32

Definitely a complementary wuss here .....although even then I have disasters.  Who knew phlox "orange perfection" would turn out to be distinctly pink


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:28

OH asked the same asparagus question yesterday - checked my trusty diary, and our first shoots appeared on April 5th last year.  

I think that last sentence qualifies me as a true garden nerd

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:22

I agree with the tomorite Tootles, but i use it at this time of year, when the flowers have gone over and the leaves are still going strong.  I wouldn't be able to find my bulbs in the autumn

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 21:11

How lovely Joybell - such pretty pastels.  What is the pink flowered shrub?

So Annoyed!

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:17

Loads of deer here.  They LOVE tulips more than anything else . However, mine do not eat daffs, chinodoxa, primroses, pushkina, snowdrops or hellebores we grow lots of them.  We have also fenced off an area of garden to grow all the deer ambrosia.

if you want me to give my summer planting list too then let me know ....its getting longer each year.  I plant sacrificial offerings of a single plant, and if it survives then I plant swathes of them.  We rarely see them, but they visit most mornings normally takes them less than 2 days to find new fodder to munch. 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:06

Thanks Dove - and understandable this year ((Hugs))


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:00

Just got the Easter decs out

 4whole days with no work has got to be worth celebrating



Posted: 01/04/2015 at 19:05

Lucky you Pdoc.  Is it HB in Bray, or one of his London ones??

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 07:12

Love your new garden Hollie Will be great to see that border coming together, and I have soil envy.  Looks lovely and black and crumbly


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 07:08

Poor Flynn Hope you work out what is upsetting his system soon.

hugs for Liri and Lesley and their Mums.  Hope both recover speedily

thank heavens the winds have died down.  Luckily no damage here - hope everyone else escaped harm (apart from the dustbin lids - one of the advantages of a wheelie bin).  

Porridge .....yum

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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