Latest posts by chicky

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 06:51

For the first time this year I have grown tulips for cutting.  They are bulbs that I had in pots last year, that I decided to try and re-use in rows in a corner of the veg garden.  Really pleased by the number of flowers I am getting - this is the first bunch

 Mr C is a bit put out - veg garden is his domain ...."which part of vegetable garden don't you understand ??!"

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 07:02

the Independent has picked up the story too .......bit of media attention might catch the eye of the decision makers at the  bbc 


....although not sure we are "normally placid" .....they should follow some of the threads on here

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 06:56

Morning Joyce. Have fun working your way through your list.

Just been out to the greenhouse, and its quite warm out there.  Everything is growing away nicely, and I have an auricula flower

Back to the grindstone today .....but will be nice to get back into some sort of normal routine after the last few weeks.  Missing Chicklet though

If you're looking in Fairy, hope you are soon on the mend.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 18:22

Glad to hear your Ma is still smiling Dove - makes all the difference if you know she is calm and comfortable.  Hope you are bearing up too.

Had a lovely day (apart from the saying goodbye to Chicklet bit).  Waterperry is magical ....will put pics on the garden visiting thread, if I can find it, but highlights were the frit meadow amd pulsatillas below



HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 07:44

Morning   Looking out on a rather grey Nottingham morning, but also least its dry.  Going to have a bit of a wander round Campus for a bit then head off southwards, via Oxfordshire.  Have always wanted to visit Waterperry Gardens, so seems like a good opportunity - the frittilary meadow is meant to be good at the moment.

See you later peeps

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 12:49

Mine died right back last winter - but looks like there might still be life in the shoots that regrew last summer.  Fingers crossed.  Oh, and flowers might be nice as well as leaves this year .....pretty please

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:22

Just checked - mine too s a Forest Blue like yours.  It had gorgeous colour flowers when I bought it

Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:18

Not sure if mine was Forest Blue, but I bought one two years ago.  Last year it produced a few leaves, but looked barely alive.  This year its either still dormant, or dead.  I'm hoping its still "getting established".  But I live in quite a cold frost pocket, and I think they can be a bit iffy hardiness wise.  Its in full sun on slightly acid quite good soil.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 09:02

Morning all

Sharp frost here - enough to ice over the bird bath.  It will have ruined our magnolias, but we had a lovely show for a fortnight, so can't complain.  My seedlings are also lidded and fleeced in the GH, haven't checked on them yet so fingers crossed.

Driving Chicklet back to Nottingham today, staying overnight and then back tomorrow via Waterperry Garden to break the journey a bit.  Checked with cardiologist that it was ok to leave Mr C, and he laughed .....he said they would be discharging him happily if he lived alone, so I should go for it.

Still get the exam dream here too.....and the one where the taxi for the airport is at the door and I haven't started packing.  Mr C thinks that if that is the best nightmare I can dream up, then I must have led a sheltered life

spring things

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 21:07

Here's my magnolia stellata this afternoon - frost forecast tonight, so thought i'd capture it before its too late  the frittilaries should survive though


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