Latest posts by chicky

Californian lilac tree

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:51

Hi Maisie - if by Californian lilac you mean ceonothus, then they do not grow back from old wood, so if you cut back hard you are likely to lose it.  They do grow pretty quickly however, so it might be time to replace it with a new one if you are not happy with the way it is growing.

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:46

Thanks for the headsup - I'll certainly take a peek 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 16:44

Wow - garden's looking great VictoriaS - those rudbeckias are really an eyefull - guaranteed to bring a smile 

Best mulch

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:41

Lulu - we have had great success with composted green waste from the local council recycling company.  It gets so hot when they make it that there are no weed seeds, its nice and black so looks great and has done a great job of suppressing the weeds already there.  I hope it will be improving the soil too, but a bit early to tell that yet.  We'll certainly be ordering some more next spring 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 20/08/2017 at 10:19

Morning   Forecast dry here til this evening, so might persuade MrC to tale a trip to Wisley - they have just opened their new exotic garden, and the glasshouse borders always look great at this time of year 

But first.....more tea ☕️☕️☕️

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 19/08/2017 at 18:27

Just got in from a walk - beautiful Hampshire countryside, and up a hill so we could see the solent   

The lady with sight problems on GW last night is a member of the Garden Group I go to .....don't know her very well, but her Mum is lovely 😊.  It took 12 hours with Carol Klein to make the little snippet we saw .  Mr C was a big fan of the Corten terracing too.

Not much on the box this evening (seen Lady in the Van before - very good ) so think it willbe an evening of cricket (if the rain holds off) and gardening mags.  The next day/night cricket match for England will be in Adelaide .....and we've got tickets 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 13:50

Brilliant news Yvie - what a dreadful few weeks of waiting.  Have a fantastic celebration at second borns wedding Monday, and a well deserved holiday to follow 🎉💍👰🏼🏖🏝

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:21

Can anybody tell me what plant is this leaf?

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:17

Hi there - can you tell us where it was growing?  (Part of the country etc) - the leaves look familiar but I'm struggling to place it

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Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/08/2017 at 08:15

I think a world dominated by nigella seedlings might be a welcome improvement 

Lovely signs of spring - I'll be telling  Chicklet to watch out for the daffodils 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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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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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 leaves🙄 
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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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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

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