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Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:58

Knew that tartan plaid was familiar

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:56

I love Ikea planting.  Only I call it "Monet style".  pretentious? Moi??


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:54

Morning All

Looking forward to pics of the Shedlet (small, but perfectly formed).  Glad you had a good walk yesterday Fairy the sound of cuckoos too.  We get them here (although not heard yet this year), but have never seen one.  I am sure they are beautiful in their own way. Good luck with the rellies Clari ....maybe they will bring cake.

Yesterday didn't quite work out as planned - Mr Chicky decided he needed a new lawnmower, so I went along to make sure he picked one that was a nice colour.  He can now keep the grass paths in our vegetable garden neat and tidy (the tractor is a bit unwieldy for tight corners).  He spent the rest of the afternoon playing with his new machine, so everything is looking lovely out there today, and I can get to the GH without wading through knee high (and possibly adder concealing) grass.  Sometimes I wonder whether we have a garden or a safari park.

Hidden Gardens in the village today.  Littlest sis is coming to have a nosey with me

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 08:40

 Google says these are Punk Docs

Have a lovely birthday

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 00:02

Matty - mer du sud is a beautiful deep blue in real life too.  Have been searching for a pic, but can only find one where you see it in the background if you enlarge the photo. The lilac one at the front is olympiad - also from Seagates


Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 22:23

I have Mer du Sud it from Seagate Irises in Lincolnshire.  I have bought from their nursery, but also from their mail order which was great too - they deliver in Aug/Sept every year

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 19:12

Thanks Lizzie - one for the wish list

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:56
The ones i succeeded in getting established (after many failures) are doing well, having just made it thru winter number 2. I'll let you know in a couple of years Verdun

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:11

Ok, time for some "before and afters".  We had a messy bit outside our front door that OH decided to tackle.  He cleared it, built a stone wall, filled it with several tonnes of muck and topsoil, and I filled it with plants.  Here it is one year on:


It's my birthday

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 10:53

 Happy Birthday Clari .  The image is to help give OH a nudge

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

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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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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