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Latest posts by chicky

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:11

I've got a few that flower well, and have made it through the last two winters (although they were mild ones) - they are a bit more gaudy than the heleniums they are with, but go well together.  Agree about them flopping though.

can't grow coreopsis - something eats them - think it the meeces


Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:03

Missed you early birds but a lovely cuppa being enjoyed here too.

have two very weedy patches to attack today, but apart from that its a quiet time out there at the moment.  Still picking raspberries, plums and tomatoes.  But some of our trees are starting to colour up, so the seasons are definitely a-changing.

are you planning any garden visiting in Italy Lizzie?


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 23:31

Lily - i had a lovely pink/white petal tulip this year called ballade 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:01

Oooo Lizzie - spotted Red Jewel on Hardys website this morning ..... But they were out of stock.  Let me know what its like !!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:53

Dad still healthy, Mum died 5 years ago - far too young.  Not sure its something you ever really get over.  

So haven't yet had to deal with elderly parent problems - but my heart goes out to those who do.  Must be very difficult when the carer roles are reversed.


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:27

Thanks Liri for the rubinzwerg recommendation - its in my notebook.

oops Fairy - but at least you had three troubles .... so no more are due .....supersticious, moi ??

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:07

Wonderful Verdun - love them - especially 1,3 and 4. The oranges are my favouritE - although am now on the lookout for a red after last nights GW. Your new takes great photos - well plenty good enough to post here anyways.


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:57

And topbird is jetting off too - happy hols to you all

Looking forward to helenium pics Verd (Ooops - edit to say found them now - fab)

Given up trying to keep up Fairy .... Just plunge straight in with my tuppeny ha'penny.  Apols for bits I miss - no personal slights intended.

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:52

Only things i can think of need sun to keep flowering in winter (pansies etc) - if you were using pots you could rotate them from sun to shade to keep them going.

something with berries might be your best bet.  Some of the cotoneasters self seed in our patio/paving, so i assume they don't need much moisture.


Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:49

An update on the cuttings front ... all but one of my lavender have collapsed, so just gone out and had another go (probably too late, but nothing ventured etc etc).  But my penstemmon and agastache are looking pretty healthy 6 weeks after i took them ... Hopefully will have a den of vipers for the garden next year (black adder and blue boa ....I'll get my coat)

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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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