Latest posts by chicky

Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:19

We have the same ....who needs a gym subscription


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:02

Meep Panda. You'll be ace

This is my favourite Rudbeckia - Indian Summer - think it just about sums up today



Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:06

Morning all. Another sunny day to look forward to - might try to get out on the bike for a lunchtime spin

finally started ordering my bulbs last night ......autumn seems to have caught me unawares this year.  A sack of February Gold for the meadow, some alliums to replenish stocks and some mini white cyclaminnus daffodils because they make me smile.  Tonight I will be tulip shopping

Talkback: Three tips for growing amaryllis

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:59

The only place I have seen them growing here is at Wisley, in the walled garden against the south facing wall.  But when I went to Jersey at this time of year they were popping up everywhere like weeds 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 06:57

A heart shaped tree ....maybe he thinks that will get him out of buying valentines cards Lesley

Glad Mr Yvie's op went well - hope he is not a fidgety person - the after treatment regime sounds like it would require some patience

Theatre was great - it was a play about a romance with a twist in wartime Glasgow.  Brought tears to my eyes at one point, so quite powerful.

and now to work I go

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:18

 It works for lots of other perennials though

Before and afters

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:16

Just lovely DD

How do i divide my red hot poker

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:13

The normal way is to dig up the clump, put 2 garden forks in the middle, back to back and lever apart.  Failing that, you can use an old saw or pruner.  Don't use a good one as the soil completely kna****ers the blade. Then replant the sections and water well


Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:07

Good luck with the move Wonky ..... Exciting times and nearer the prize winning garden.  Hope you're all settled soon.

late start for me - littlest chicklet needs a later train.  Sitting in bed with the windows wide open and the fresh autumn air streaming in ......lovely.

off to the theatre tonight - a tiny one "in the round" , so looking forward to it.

......and where are my manners .....Good Morning to All

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 06:59

 Happy Birthday Nut. Have a great day

Discussions started by chicky

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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Gardens we have visited 2016

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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