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Latest posts by chicky

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:39

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:36

Its such a beautiful autumn morning - still, blue skies, everything sort of glowing, that i thought i would share the view from my window

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61008.jpg?width=514&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:28

Blimey Liri - thats some disgruntlement.  Most of us just shout at the long suffering OH for a bit

Your cold is relaxing its grip because its come here instead.  Woke up feeling rotten, but a lemsip seems to be doing the trick (other cold remedies are available).

beautiful morning here - still, blue skies, everything looking faintly golden.  Today I must plant!!  Unfortunately, that will require a bit of weeding first too.  But before that..... Another cuppa

beau - new house sounds exciting - tell us more (about the garden, not the house)

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:11

I do exactly as Dove says - a third off now, then a proper prune in Feb/march

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:09

Some of my white pentemmon are still going - if you keep on top of the deadheading earlier in the season.  Similarly for repeat flowering roses (winchester cathedral is looking good now).  But agree the japanese anemone Honorine Joubert is hogging the limelight at the moment.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:06

Lily - go right ahead - ideas are there for pinching.  Didn't line the crate but did put a good layer of gravel on the base, and used 50/50 grit and John Innes no 1.  

Helpppp! 24 x1 metre border- clay, shady and next to fence- lucky me!,

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:20

Tingly - there is a green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post.  Click on that and follow the instructions ...... and don't give up, it can sometimes take about a minute for the pics to upload.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:03

What a lovely blue Panda - worth the wait

Thanks everyone, for my crate comments .....  pleased as punch here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:00

Busy days for all.  Had a good bike ride - nice and quiet on the lanes we use - but definitely the leaves are now on the turn.

Fairy - my new sedum is Mr Goodbud - took some cuttings today.  It complements some new japanese anemones (that also sneaked their way in to my trolley) beautifully, so will plant them up together tomorrow.

Also treated myself to a bluebird hibiscus - to make up for the disappointment of waiting 4 years only to find the one i planted was pink.  I made sure this one had flowers on, so no mix up this time.  A planting session is required 2moz.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:29

Hope claws are pretty now Panda.  

Had good day - planted up my crate (pics on the star thread), did some weeding and  planted 100 allium and daff bulbs

Off for a bike ride now before the light goes - see you later

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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