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Latest posts by chicky

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:09

Can't help you with info on lawncare companies.  We just keep mowing ours, and as long as what is growing in it is green then don't worry too much

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 08:49

Off to London today to see Richard II.  Its my favourite Shakespeare (because i studied it at school), and David Tennant plays the lead role.  Its had rave reviews, so i am hoping it will be good.

Before that i will find time to wander round the garden in the daylight ( a rare treat at the moment) just to see whats growing !

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 20:13

...... when you see every weekend invitation (however tempting) as intruding into your garden time.  

My definition of a perfect weekend is to arrive home on a Friday evening, and not to have to find my car keys til Monday morning .... Unless its for a trip to the garden centre

2014

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:54

Marion, I am looking forward to a golden gallery  That ilex is stunning

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 18:38

Fidget - hugs - take care x

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 11:02
Should be working - but just saw my first open daffodil on the grass verge opposite work - and had to share

Stacey, KEF - we have a stumpery (OH's project) - will take some pics this weekend - just a quick word of warning ... Don't underestimate the weight of stumps - we had to get most of ours dragged into place by a diggerman !

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:58

Thanks Verdun - thats put me on the right track.  Would bonemeal be ok as a feed, and is it best to feed at the same time as pruning (which i think is best in March?)

Which Daphne?

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:44

I am a big fan of jaqueline postil for its scent.  Companies like Crocus often do 20% discounts in February, which might make one less pricey.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:28

Just bought my Chelsea tickets - not sure anyone else is that keen - but just in case, here is a timely reminder that May will soon be upon us 

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:15
Fluffy Cloud - i had heard not to coppice Midwinter Fire as it is not too vigourous. But if you don't cut it back don't you lose the vibrant stem colours? I have a couple that are now in year 3, and i haven't touched them - but i thought this year i should maybe cut some of the stems on each plant right down low. Do you think that is the right thing to do?

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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