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Latest posts by chicky

Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 19:46

Love those borders NL

Cottage garden borders and floppy perennials

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:33

Helianthus lemon queen gets to 8ft and needs no staking - one for the back.  I also never need to stake my phlox, which stand 3-4 ft proud on their own.  A couple of judiciously placed shrub roses are good for things to flop on to.  Plus heleniums, echinaceas and shasta daisies all hold their own pretty well.  

I have to stake my delphiniums, oriental poppies and peonies, but not much else.

hope that helps

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:22

Thats the way   - fantastic flowers there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:20

Lizzie 

Meant to say - there is a thread called Perennials taking over all about gardening in France that you might want to take a look at - about 3 pages back now.

not sharing a dungarees pic

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:09

All this talk of frocks - i'm in dungarees with the legs chopped off to make them into shorts.  Very fetching. Chicklets bundle me into a cupboard if anyone comes to the door 

Too hot to garden - got the first bit done, but the second will have to wait til this evening.  Good load of stuff for the compost heap generated already.

Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:38

I have a Duchess too - first year, no flowers yet.  Only has a trellis to scramble up, so hope she will be ok

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:36

I sneaked some cream and duckegg blue in too RM - it was the furthest i could push

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:33

Looks great Vicky - orange and purple really work together there

Dahlias as cut flowers

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:29

There is a little icon that looks like a tree - just to the right of the one you use to insert a smilie - click on that and follow the instructions to upload an existing picture from your iPad.....

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:25

Morning All - lie in for me

Looks like the sun is going to hide behind the clouds here today - which is good, as i have two garden areas that need some attention, and i would have melted if i'd attempted it yesterday.  Both need a serious weed and tidy up, and some judicious hacking back too.  Thats a gardening skill that never gets enough attention in the literature.....the great hack back.  Maybe i should write a book .....

Woody - we want pictures of your awards, trophies and prize winning entries

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: Today at 21:36

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

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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