Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 05/06/2015 at 07:20

Morning all

Go for it've got all the ingredients to make it work - knowledge, passion, space, time and not afraid of grafting - you'd be great


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 23:05

Littlest chicklets exam was "ok" ... thats as much info as I can hope to glean

Cecil Brunner is one of my favourite roses.  Here he is performing at our last house....this is what you have to look forward to

 Night night


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:38

Glad you had a great day Wonky and Dove ....what plants were purchased share

Bit of sunshine still left when I got home thanks KEF

Off to google west country villages, eat my tea, and slump in front of springwatch.  Loving those baby barn owls

Tomato support

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 20:34

Watery - heres a clip that shows you how - ignore the bit on pruning at the beginning, and just watch what he does with the main stem of the plant and the string.  Normally you do it as they grow a little bit at a time


Tomato support

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:34

We have punched a hole in the rim of each pot, and tie the string to that.  Although at Beechgrove I think they just bury the string under the roots of the plant.


Posted: 04/06/2015 at 06:30

Morning Dove, Morning Hosta (although you're probably long gone by now).

lovely day for a garden visit - enjoy.  I have been there a few times, nearly always at this time of year - the gravel garden always looks stunning, and I expect their meadow will be in its full glory

On a more mundane level, I am off to work - dropping littlest chicklet to maths exam on route.  She is looking sooooo tired.  Only another week and a half to go


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:53

Good Morning Lovely Peeps

Isn't it amazing what abit of sunshine can do to your mood.  No wonder Verd is always smiling.  Might have to start remembering where I hid my summer wardrobe (its not extensive, but I do have a couple of short sleevedshirts somewhere)

Tomato support

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:30

I use the vertical string method too - a la Beechgrove- have found it much easier than canes, and nothing ever collapses that way(have had a few cane disasters in my time

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:28

Love the blue of that delphinium - and a very pretty poppy has snuck into the background too

clematis in containers

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 22:11

I have two clematis in pots, and I did line them with bubblewrap (about 5years ago now)- i was following a tip from the GW magazine at the time.  I feed every year with the osmacote slow release feed pellets, and they are doing really well.  Mine are the summer flowering, Group 3 varieties though - not tried it with an evergreen.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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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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