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Latest posts by chicky

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 06:36

I had given up on dahlias because i can't overwinter the tubers - they all rot on me, even after all the effort of digging them up, washing them off, drying them and storing them in a cool frost free place.  If i ordered the tubers now, or bought them from GC, can i put them straight into compost, or do i have to find somewhere to store them til April ??

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:43

Loving the series - great to see some tv gardening in these dark winter months - well done BBC - can we have more in the same vein next winter please

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:23

I have the "must check everything is turned off even though i have already just checked" syndrome.  I thought it was a sort of mild ocd, not my age ......

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:20

Succumbed to a new one at the GC this afternoon - ivory prince ..... Does anyone know it


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 13:32

Just been out for a garden inspection. Two surprises - one nice (first daphne flower opened - the beginning of delicious scent on our driveway which should last thhe next three months) one not so nice ( my ceonothus has been knocked over by the winds and i hadn't noticed.  Straightened it up, staked it and firmed back round the roots - now keeping fingers crossed).  

Now have some taxi duties, but OH has just asked me to pop into a GC on the way home to get a tree tie - so will have a nosy round whilst i am there.  Am on a mission to find a Disanthus having hear MrBeardshaw raving on GQT ....


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:36

Near Haslemere - so very close to the west sussex border....


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 !!

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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