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Latest posts by chicky

Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:21

All my box balls have been grown from cuttings - you start shaping them as small balls, and before you know it they are large ones.  For balls it is quite easy to cut by eye - I wouldn't bother with a frame.  Good luck

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:17

Loving the blackbird nest David K.  Bet you have hours of entertainment watching them come and go - hope you get lots of fledglings.  Like the acers in the background too

Wintersong and WilldB - both your gardens are looking great.  Alliums look stunning against the gravel Winter, and love that geranium phaeum with the white frothy thing Will (technical horticultural description there).

my welsh poppies are brightening up shady corners

 And geum bell bank is looking pretty



Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:46

Great Tardis, Great fisticuffs please.

glad you are having a good timeYvie Padstow.  Happy memories of belly boarding badly

Thought I would share my Olympic rose ....I bought one of the rose bushes that was used to grow the flowers for the 2012 Olympic bouquets .....part of their recycling commitments.  Anyway, decided that first flower of the year would be plucked for indoors

 Scuse the impromptu vase ....most of the vases in this house are impromptu ...i may have the makings of a womble in me too


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:13

Morning.  Work for me today.  At least traffic should be easy with the schools on holiday.  Best get a wiggle on .......


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:26

Pleased you made it Panda.

like your girls, my bed is now calling me.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:13

Don't post very often, but always follow your thread Marion.  Hope you have a very successful open day on Wednesday - your visitors will love it, there is always so much to see  It is indeed a £1million garden


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:53

Ggirl - you broke a crowbar

I thought they were indestructible

Glad to hear operation GH is in progress Is it for the garden, or the allotment?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:34

Well done to all the blue poppy people

And great news that ma Lesley is making a good recovery - hope she will be fighting fit again soon

Did my stint at the Hidden gardens ticket place - about 300 people came today alone - and there will have been more yesterday coz the tickets were valid for both days.  Did a bit of garden visiting too - geum tequila sunrise really caught my eye.  Wish list is growing again.

Came home and did my planting, and now collapsing.  Took the bike, and there is a very big hill between us and the village, which demonstrated just how unfit I have become  Springwatch soon, whilst folding all the washing.  How can two teenage girls generate so much laundry


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:08

Gosh Lizzie - I am weeks away from Sweetpea flowers ...were yours autumn sown ??


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:04

Morning all - and afternoon to Panda, given you have done half a day's work already

We have blue sky and sun - happy surprise given the black clouds forecast.

went "hidden garden" visiting with littlest sis yesterday - some stunning gardens .....and there was cake.  My wish list has expanded again to include clematis Broughton Bride....just gorgeous

Today I am doing a stint in the box office (for day 2 of the event).  Have a couple more gardens to visit aswell.  Think I will get my bike out for the first time this year, and rediscover my love of pedal power.

then I must do some planting ....paeony bowl of beauty, poppy pattys plum and a few jacobs ladders seem to have miraculously appeared on my doorstep ....and they didn't even have sticky labels 

Discussions started by chicky

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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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