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Latest posts by chicky

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:55

Jeannie - lovely to hear your news - i am sitting here grinning at my computer screen  Isn't it funny how happiness can be contagious


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:47

Not too soon - I'd like a nice spring first.  Fed up of all this weird weather.

Dove - pictures will be taken and posted here


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:28

Lily - this is a private garden - not that big - so not really a "walk".  The owner is in our gardening club and has a bit of a passion for snowdrops - he opens it up every other year for us all to look around


Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:03

I'm a wind wimp too  Just didn't know there was a a name for it!

Not been out yet but can't see any damage looking out the windows.

Going to a snowdrop garden in the village this morning.  Lots of lovely clumps of named varieties - i shall take pics !

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 23:45

Ooops - thought i was being helpful. Happy to donate any surplus plants locally instead - wouldn't want to go upsetting any ecosystems ....

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:49

I will make sure i grow on more seedlings than i need - happy to meet at a service station or something to get them on their way  (i have easy access to M3 and M25, which must be on the way to somewhere).  I have already got my seeds so there will hopefully be lupins, delphs, agastache and rudbeckias going spare later in the year, plus surplus lavender ( although that won't like soggy soil !!).  Happy for you to PM me as a reminder nearer the time Artjak


Posted: 14/02/2014 at 19:17

Back home for now - but taxi-ing later.

some plants arrived - a winter honeysuckle and some astrantia - tomorrows job to pot them up (thats if the GH is still there in the morning and not in the land of Oz).

house to myself tonight - might finally get to watch the last GBGR and Winterwatch.  Only a few more Fridays before Monty returns


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:44

Chicky is here, safe and well, but exhausted, having just turned off the work computer.  Thought i'd pop on here for a quick spell of R&R before bed. My head is buzzing with work stuff and i need to clear it, or i will spend the night dreaming about it too

Early start tomorrow - so will see you all at the weekend.  One more storm to go, or so they say - hang on in there one and all ....

PS Ggirl - i used the wool pellets against slugs last year and they worked well and lasted the whole season.  Bit pricey, but if you get a years worth of service then maybe not too bad


Posted: 13/02/2014 at 08:02

You're so right artjak - makes us remember we are not in control.

all safe, well and damage free here.  Hope others are as fortunate


Posted: 12/02/2014 at 23:18

I always thought they were called star gaze lilies because they have sort of star shaped markings but i was wrong ...... Apparently it is because they were the first lilies bred with flowers that face upwards (hence gazing at the stars) - all the others have flowers that hang down.  And on that fascinating note, i am off to bed

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22
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