Latest posts by chicky

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:58

My original plant did not make it through the winter, but 3 seedlings have popped up nearby .... so its still watch this space chez Chicky !!!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:59

Thanks Pat, thanks Dove

Saw the Ireland thing too - Donegal looking as stunning as I remember.  Enjoy your visit Lizzie.

Now, really must dash 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:51

Didn't know this time existed on a Saturday morning ......Cotswolds, here I come 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 07:12

Catastrophe indeed Dove .  Hope there is tea instead

One more day at the grindstone, then really looking forward to my weekend.  Tomorrow I am going (with some friends) to a Garden Festival in the Cotswolds.  Lots of speakers - I'm booked in to see Troy from Sissinghurst, James A-S (who was hilarious last time I heard him talk .....very irreverent) and James Dunnett, the meadow man.  Plus a garden to look round at the venue, and some stalls.  I think cake will feature too 🍰🍰🍰.  Can't say better than that

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:54

Sounds like it could be a go-er. I've only been once before, in Autumn, and I'd love to go again.  I'll put it in my diary, and we can all talk again nearer the time

Do subscribers still get free gifts on Cover?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:24

You still get the free gifts - your magazine comes in a plastic wrapper, and any freebies are included inside that.  You just have to be careful not to throw them out with the advertising bumph

Apple tree choice?

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 21:20

The best apple we grow here in Surrey (so not far from London) is Lord Lambourne - great taste.  We also have a Sunset, which is cox like, but easier to grow - prolific, if quite small apples

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 18:07

I am seriously considering driving up to Beth Chatto's on Saturday 22nd April for her Garden Festival.  Does anyone else want to come along?

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Last Frost

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 07:38

It says ours will be last week of April too  My garden obviously hasn't read the right rulebook 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 07:23

Morning all.  Slightly later start for me this morning - working at home, as I have to get something written, and it will be easier without the distractions of an open plan office.

Meant to say yesterday (few pages back now) - hello to Orchid/Sunflower Lady  Hope all is going well with the business, and that your lttle men are on good form 

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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Last Post: 24/03/2017 at 15:43


Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

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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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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