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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 07:18
Apparently not - seems they can't taste it


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:54

So as from next Monday we can start the 10,9,8..... crescendo


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:51

Another great colour !


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:50

Hi Dove - is it soon enough to retirement day to start doing the big countdown yet ??


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 06:48

Dried chilli powder seems to work for bird seed - not sure if it would work sprinkled round plants. 

I have had some success keeping them from nicking all my young apples this year by hanging net bags of smelly soap in the trees (or might have just been a happy co-incidence) - apparently they don't like the smell.


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

Discussions started by chicky

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

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

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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