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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:36

Morning all. Day off today - sister and her girls coming for the day.  Not here til lunchtime though, so time for a spot of deadheading tis morning


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:04

Morning Bev !  Off to work now, but just caught you.  Hope your rearranging goes well - remember the photos when you are finished !

Also looking forward to Verdun's - he has promised photos of his agastaches on another thread - so I am eagerly awaiting.

I love garden pics

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:02

So that's what annual quaking grass looks like - I have lots of it in one of my flower beds, but sadly none anywhere near my meadow !  Maybe I should turn my borders into meadows and plant  a few garden plants in the field that is pretending to be my meadow !!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 06:53

Marion - your tomatos are looking great.  Still to get my first red one here - and doubt whether any will make it by August 4th !


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 06:47

Morning all

Dove has a day off, so I might well be talking to myself this morning - the lone member of the early shift.

Finally had some rain here overnight.  Probably connected to the fact that I filled up all my water butts with a hose yesterday evening (they are the only source of water for GH, since it is quite a way from the house).  Still, it looks like it was only a light shower, so wouldn't have added much to the butts anyhow.


Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 06:24

Thanks Verdun, I must admit I find echinaceas very tricky


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 06:20

Morning Dove, and those to come.

still rainless here, but cucumbers now coming thick and fast ( from the GH, not the sky).

best get going - have good days all

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:15

Hooray for the long antcipated Cosmos flower

love the colour of those day lilies too

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:12

Verdun- do you get a second flush of flowers from your echinaceas, or do you just delay flowering?  Mine aren't even flowering for the first time yet

A few more "what are these" photos

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:03

Agree the last one is a Japanese anemone - it's just about to flower, so you will soon find out if it is a white or pink one

Discussions started by chicky

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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Rose "The Fairy"

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