Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:39

They might not like a garage - can you bring them close to the wall of the house and rig up some sort of shelter - some planks on bricks would do


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:32

Thats the advice I have always followed - bring in about late October, pull off leaves as they go yellow/brown and then just leave them.  I start watering again in about March 


Posted: 23/07/2017 at 22:19

All mine are in pots and I bring them in to a cold GH for the winter (Surrey) - but its more to keep them dry than to keep them warm.  Can you rig up some sort of cover for them (under a bench or something)

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 23/07/2017 at 16:19

Glad you had a good time In London LilyP - and are looking forward to welcoming the Muscovites 

Showery here, but we ignored it and went walking anyway .  Did 11 miles,so now sitting down with a cuppa before setting off again for a short local loop.  If I can get 20 miles under my belt in a day I'll feel abit more confident about the charity walk.

Good job the garden is looking after itself at the moment 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 21:51

Thankyou Giddy - loooove sweet peas 😍

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 22/07/2017 at 20:58

Just invested in a new iPad, doing a quick test to see if photo loading is any easier

oh yes ......miles quicker 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:24

Wow  Gorgeous displays from B3 and JamesO .....thanks for sharing

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 19:19

Great herb patch plant maiden .....and very handy for the kitchen too

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 07:05

Its for cancer research NB, one of their "race for life" events.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 21/07/2017 at 06:45

Morning peeps

Glad you got a good night's sleep Joyce - as you say, makes such a difference.

Last blueberries from the early bushes this morning .....the late one looks like its a week away.  Been very pleased this yeat - MrC's netting contraption has been a success.

Looking forward to the weekend, although showers are promised.  Need to get out there and do some walking.  Seem to have got myself roped in to a 26 mile charity walk at the end of the summer - have no idea if my 27 year old feet can make it that far any more

Bon voyage Liri - enjoy Galway and the gd's 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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