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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:25

No snow forecast here Lily, and we are quite close to you.  Meant to warm up on Weds when the next lot of wet weather comes in .....

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:19

Thanks Bex - will definitely give them a try 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:55

Unlikely i will be able to make it - but i do have some Norfolk visiting to do soon, so am posting to keep this in my "followed" threads 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:40

Morning all - pretty icy here too.  Got back to the station at gone midnight last night and our car was frozen solid - couldn't even get the boot open.  The frost must have come down very quickly on an already very wet landscape.  BTW Richard II was superb, and DT was amazing - complete with flowing ginger locks !!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:48
Hi hollie - hope BT get you sorted quickly -looking forward to following the progress in your new piece of paradise


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 10:01

Tried some snowdrops, but they really weren't happy there - after a couple of years i dug them up and rehoused them.

but cyclamen coum is a great idea - i have some clumps that are spreading elsewhere - i shall move a few and see what happens


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:50

Here is our stumpery - all the ferns, hostas and foxgloves are asleep!


Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:17

They look fantastic Bex !  Can you remember what type they were and where you got the seeds?  

I have started to do some research and found references to the "sparkler" and "queen"  series, but not sure which is best to try for a first timer.  Also whether i need to put in an online order with a specialist seed company, or whether i will find them in garden centres ?

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


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 !

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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