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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:43

Can echo the TGIF  - although looks like another rainy one to look forward to.  Time to read some gardening mags I think.


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:38
What an unusual flower - Looks like someone has dropped a blue smartie in the centre!

Oops I'm in the dog house

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:25
I have been known to sneak plants in under cover of darkness and declare "that old thing? Its been there years!!" My friends use the same ploy for clothes/shoes/bags - so why not plants ??? To compensate i very rarely buy clothes/shoes/bags so i think we are probably quids in !


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 06:59

Morning Bev, and big hugs to Panda.

Brought in some of my green chillis from the GH yesterday - they are hanging in the kitchen.  I have my fingers crossed that they will change colour!  Also now eaten the last of our pears (we only had 3!!) - they had a lovely taste.  Just our sunset apples left to harvest.  They are quite small - need to eat them in pairs.

Hope you all have good days and the sun decides to shine

gardeners world

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 19:10

James - Unfortunately, yes.  Last one is normally around Halloween

Good Berries

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:54

Brilliant - thanks for all your replies.  Off to google pyracantha, skimmia, hollies and coral beauty.  Will let you know what i go for in due course

Serious! Really

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:52

Apparently I used to dance to White Horses too - but can't remember it myself


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 18:49

Got home before dark for the first time in ages.  Sun was shining so took advantage and got out in the garden.  Planted out my chinodoxa and my asters, and potted up lots of rooted cuttings in the greenhouse.  First bit of gardening i have managed for nearly 3 weeks - so now I feel very satisfied.  Weather forecast says it is now going to rain forever, so that will settle them in nicely.

Bev - I have a daughter off tomorrow too because of the strike.  Haven't seen it mentioned anywhere on the news - was beginning to think she might have dreamt it up!

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:58
I'm going to give cleomes a go next year - having seen pictures on here earlier in the summer. Rudbeckias and echinaceas work well for me ( although echinaceas don't flower til the following summer). Have also had success with scabious and salvias ( the perennial ones - transylvatica i think they are called). I love growing things from seed - makes me feel like a "real" gardener

Posting on an I-Pad

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 15:37
On an ipad, i can only post if i access the site from google, rather than safari. No idea why !

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

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Wildflower id

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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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