Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 08:21

Morning all

my turn for mane taming this morning.  Might get into the garden and out on the bike this afternoon, now that the monsoon seems to have subsided

growing figs advice needed please

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:52

I think they fruit better when their roots are constrained - we were advised to plant ours (another Brown Turkey) in a hole lined with concrete slabs.  Its been in a couple of years and we have fruit for the first time this year - although whether they get big or ripen has yet to be seen

Highclere Castle

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:04

And here are mine in a border - 2 plants in each clump


Highclere Castle

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:00

It looked like a hydrangea Annabelle to me.

here is a photo of some from Wisley last weekend - they are pretty spectacular, and dead easy to grow (I've got some)


Photos from ipad

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 21:56

Thanks Bob - i assume it strips out the EXIF info when it transfers things to the photostream then.  Always good to understand what is going on behind the scenes ....i am going to bed a slightly wiser chicky


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:14

I don't think you can ever have too many homegrown toms - even if they are just frozen for pizza and pasta toppings they taste so much better than anything bought in

hugs LilyP - a difficult one.  Cherish mini LilyP even more, if thats possible.

rained ALL day - think the garden is well watered now.  Can we have the sun back now please 

off to do some taxi-ing - but have podcasts of GQT to entertain me on the return journey.  Chicklet still hasn't stopped smiling

Panda - getting my finger crossing routine ready for Tuesday

Help needed!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:02

Hi Katie - here's another little site oddity which would be good to fix for us iPad users

Many thanks

Photos from ipad

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 18:59

I find the same Lyn - I always wait til photos have copied over to the photostream, and then don't have a problem.  Whereas ones from the camera roll end up any which way.  Maybe one for Katie Carnie to have a look at ......lets see if I can find her thread

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:13

Brilliant KEF - what a lovely haul

Fairy, Carol, Pdooc and Victoria - love your garden pics.  Particularly like the buddleja/kniphofia combination in victorias, and some of Pdocs are really eyecatching too .....putting Mr Lloyds teachings into practice.  Just goes to show, rools iz there to be broken


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:41

New buds are always v exciting Fairy pics pls

Fidget - meant to answer your question from pages back - Chicklet has a place in one of the Halls on campus for her first year - but thanks for thinking of us.  

Hope a cancellation comes up soon Hosta - mid September does seem a long way away

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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