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Latest posts by chicky

cosmos

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:16

OL - they do sometimes run away with themselves.  You can prick them out into new pots and bury quite a lot of stem to make them sturdier.  And, having done that, i would move them somewhere a bit cooler to grow slowly and steadily. 

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:02

Have it recorded - thanks Bob

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:01

Wonderful Berghill - always enjoy a tour round your amazing garden, and this month did not disappoint 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:45

Ours was in one of the ubiquitous blue glazed ones - the large size - hope you know the ones I mean, they are everywhere

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:43

Welcome back Wintersong.  Dove, pond is really looking good.  

Glad the first arch is in place MrsG.

Spent a happy day pricking out seedlings - cosmos, agastache, delphs, rudbeckias, chillies and cucumbers.  GH benches are now groaning. Made sure none went to waste this year (a lot are Somerset bound), so have a lot more than usual ...... Watering will be a bit of a marathon

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 11:06

Not an expert Mrs G, but they don't look like any sweetpeas i have ever grown - are you sure you have the right pots ??

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:59

Mrs G - we grew a wisteria in a pot for about ten years because we were training it into a standard - it did fine, and flowered well.  It was liberated into the garden a couple of years ago, but is still kept pruned as a tree shape - covered in flower buds now.  Here it is - will post again in a couple of weeks when the flowers come out

 

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Rambling roses and conifers

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:38

Sounds like a good idea to me.  David Austin has good info on roses - the most vigourous ramblers i know are rambling rector, pauls himalayan musk and kiftsgate.

Growing in tea bags

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:34

I read it like Lyn - there is no tea involved.  They are using the fabric they make teabags out of to form temporary plant pots, and you then plant the whole thing in the ground.  Means no plastic or polystyrene needed.

Walnut tree and climbing rose

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:21

I thought walnut trees did something to the soil around them that stopped other plants growing (although i might have got that wrong).  

Discussions started by chicky

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Rose "The Fairy"

 
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