Latest posts by chicky

Planting in galvanised water troughs or not?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 22:51

I've got hostas flourishing in one . They love it (drilled drainage holes in the bottom first)

I have never used it for veg - but Monty was growing garlic in one on this week"'s GW, so would think it would be ok.

Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 22:46

We went on Tuesday and really enjoyed it - but then I always do

We found it wasn't as crowded as usual, which is a bonus, and thought the floral marquee was excellent.  Only complaint we had was the smell in the rose marquue was quite overpowering (and it wasn't of roses) - so we didn't spend long in there


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 21:43

Yvie - Love Hidcote ....and love Kiftsgate even more  looking forward to the pics too.  Glad you had such a lovely birthday treat

Lovely flowers Runny - can almost smell them from here.  Love flowers in the house but can't normally bring myself to raid the borders - so the wind did me a favour really.

Your garden is looking great Dewdrops - what a lovely place to sit

Footie is a bit tedious ....give me tennis any day


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 20:21

Brilliant match. And all the right results too

been very windy here today - some of my delphiniums got toppled .....but its an ill wind etc etc


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 16:25

We googled him yesterday LilyP. Lives in Abu Dhabi and comes back each year to be on players box duty.  Tough work, but someone has to do it


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:07

I like Cash. We once had a goldfish called Pat Cash in his honour

But my all time favourites were McNamara and McNamee. Especially the latter

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Posted: 10/07/2016 at 13:56

Disco Inkernow made me lol

Right, sofa secured, F1 banished from my screen, cuppa in hand .......COME ON ANDY


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 09:26

Morning all

Sunglass smilie is for later - drizzle here now.  At least we know the tennis will happen come what may - that roof was a good investment Everything crossed here.

Will have to uncross in a moment though, as going out to take some cuttings from my new agastache - lost them all last year, so this year I need backups.

Did my potting up yesterday (finally) - 30 echinacea, 30 foxgloves and 30 assorted others take up much more space in pots.  Had to extend my "nursery area" ......added another pallet.  Ggirl would be proud of me

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 21:07

I'm visualising hard  keep getting distracted by visions of pdoc charging in to his stream to rescue ducklings .......but those are positive distractions all the same. πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯. 


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 11:32

Seem to be missing the rain here, so about to get out there for a couple of hours.  Many, many plants simply begging to be potted on.  Will come back in for the tennis though.

Drove Chicklet to the airport yesterday - visiting a friend in Berlin.  First time she has flown on her own ....mucho stress.  I had to laugh when she said that all the times she has flown before she has just followed us, not taking the slightest notice of what was going on, and wondering what everyone was getting quite so tetchy about ......and now she knows.  My baby is growing up 

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

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