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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 19/01/2014 at 08:47

Lovely day in prospect here.  Bird feeders now all sparkly clean and ready to go back out.  Have registered for the bird watch/count next weekend.

my indoor hyacinths, planted early November are starting to come out too - very pretty blue.


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 22:53

I've bought snowdrops and cyclamen from eurobulbs before, and was very pleased with them.  Keep an eye open for offers in newspapers and magazines too - they often  have "free" (ie pay p&p only) ones on offer in jan/feb


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:27
Welcome back Fidget - holiday sounds an inspired idea

We had a tiny patch of blue sky earlier too. Seemed a crime to waste it because of HW so went out for a long walk instead - quite lovely out there, if a little soggy underfoot.

Not sure if anyone remembers me getting all excited about the first daffodil in the grass verge outside my office ?? Well, it(or one of its close neighbours) is featured in the picture gallery on the Telegraph gardening section today ..... How weird is that ???


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 11:12

Tracey - 50 tete a tete daffodils arrived yesterday - a free offer with something else i bought.  Much too late to plant daffodils really - but nothing ventured, nothing gained - and they should be ok for next year if they don't amount to anything for this


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 09:30

HW here today too.  Nut is not alone with the state of her kitchen, only now it is 9.27 so even more 

Just been for a wander - very wet but not actually raining. I have one tiny snowdrop out, but plenty more on their way.  Trees don't look bad at all - although no longer suitable for Mars missions!  Tomorrow looks to be a better day for my bulb planting ....

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:42

Well its all getting quite exciting - i am intrigued to get this mystery solved!!


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:35

Finally had a chance to catch up on some GBGR - lovely Friday evening watching gardening on telly.  I want a swimming pond .... Best buy a lottery ticket.

enjoy London Dove - might even get some sunshine

Good luck with the earth moving Clari


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:20

Thanks Dove - now I need to ponder which bit of ground ..... Decisions, decisions .... but some actual gardening to plan at last

Buying a hammock online

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 19:17


What a shame - I love my hammock, and was looking forward to a good hammock chinwag on this post ..... A timely reminder that sometimes the rain does stop


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:58

Woody - would you vote for planting in pots now or straight in the ground?

seems to be an evening of votes - next thing you know we will be demanding a referendum on something .......

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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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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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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