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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: Yesterday at 13:48
I've met a few forumers. The worst bit by far is rocking up and annoucing "I'm Chicky" ...... Obviously didn't think it through when creating my profile. (Winky smile - on phone so can't do them for real.)

But everyone i have met has been lovely

Have a lovely time DD and Lizzie - well jel too !

New garden

Posted: Yesterday at 06:56

Just caught up with this thread again - its looking idyllic Hollie - so pleased you have settled in to it so well.  You've made a big difference in the time you've been there, and if the weeds are flourishing in the other parts of the garden then its an encouraging sign.  Keep us posted

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: Yesterday at 06:49

Well i never knew that !  At what point in the year does the sap "change direction"??  Always get confused about plum tree pruning so if I understand the reason for the rules better I have more chance of remembering them


Posted: Yesterday at 06:45

Have a great day with your daughter Dove

Some blue sky here, but resorted back to fluffy dressing gown.  Great displays Ggirl - well done again on the awards.  Still waiting for my pink japanese anemones to make an appearance, although the white are going strong. Off for a quick mooch, then Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho ......


Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:33

I like New Dawn too Woody - flowers on, and on, and on....

Does anyone know what this is/was

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 22:31

Agree its a wasps nest - we were told to leave ours there as when next years wasps come scouting they won't take a space thats already occupied.  I think they even sell fake nests as wasp deterrents for that reason.

fascinating creatures though - if you look closely that nest is a work of art

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:37

Know its Wednesday - so Happy Birthday Eve Eve.  We can make this one last all week .... It'll be like the Partridge in a pear tree (or maybe a Panda in a Pear Tree)

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:30

On a related topic .... there is a beautiful white aquilegia called Dove - i've seen it growing at Wisley and taken a note of the name.  You could have a garden full of Doves


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:20

Just sat down and nearly bedtime already.  Chicklet is learning to drive (scary in so many ways) and muggins here gets to take her practising, as OH gets a bit excitable.  Most of the time she just drives to the places I would otherwise be taxi-ing too, but today we went to deserted car park to practise parking, turning and all that malarkey,  Good job it was deserted.  Don't possess traffic cones, so improvised with bright pink washing trugs as markers.  Having a nice sit down with a calming cuppa to recover.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:09

Love the hydrandgea pani-wotsit - only one bloom, but what a whopper.  And now i can see why Queen Vic gives you a smile that lasts all day

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

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Wildflower id

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Cap on soil

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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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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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