Latest posts by chicky

Front garden. Ideas on plants

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 22:13

Some ferns do ok in dry shade too.  The RHS website lists which ones, and also gives suggestions of other things that will thrive - there's more than you think

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:51

Lovely gardens Mrs G and WP - so much colour.

The clematis climbing up the trunk looks great - a ready made obelisk


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:45

Safe travels Obelixx - will a move to Vendee give you very different growing conditions?  

Panda is probably singing Kum-by-yah round a campfire as we speak

Night all. Love weekends, but they wear me out


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:41

Thanks for the gen on Mrs KC Tbird ......I planted them a little further back than planned

successful day of planting and potting on.  Noticeably cooler here - about to head out for another walk before dinner.  Might need a waterproof

Camera Talk

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:36

Oh my word. The shots on here are incredible.

That dragonfly is so vivid, the bee is curious - what a way to sleep, your mountains are stunning as always Fairy, and the pipit shots are great too.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 18:12

Mine has still got the last few flowers to come -- have been very pleased with it - love the colour and the variegated leaves.

Are you going to try and take cuttings Vic?  If so, let me know how you go about it, and how you get on - might try and copycat


Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:30

Clouded over here, so today is a gardening day.

Invested in some new lilac geraniums (splish splash and mrs kendall clark) which need to be got in the ground.  Also ridiculously excited that my salvia caradonna cuttings all seem to have taken .....8 more of that great plant for next year.  Still a bit of a novice when it comes to cuttings, so gives me a buzz when it works

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 22:51

And what a way to hide the compost bins and wheelbarrows:

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 22:48

Visited an NGS garden in Frensham Surrey today.  Chatted with the gardener - it is all her own efforts, no paid help.  It was absolutely packed full of plants - gorgeous

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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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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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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