Latest posts by chicky

Echinacea offer

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 20:56

I have had success growing them from seed (Magnus and Pink Parasol).  They are the normal single pink types rather than the fancier doubles or different colours

I would be wary of plugs at this time of the year - tricky to get them through a winter when they are that small.  They are fine in spring when they have more time to bulk up for their first cold spell

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:22

Beautiful colours - its been a fantastic year


leafy lane


view across Golden Valley - at this time of year it lives up to its name πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸπŸ‚

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 17:13

Well done Andy . Quite an achievement that .....hope he wins tomorrow.

Dare I ask why son's bed is being dismantled Lesley?  Good luck with your bumper roast tomorrow.

Tulip bulbs all planted and pots all tidied up for the winter.  Then went for a quick walk before the sun went down - those autumn colours are the best I have seen for years round here.  Walk was a bit hilly - think I might have earned 40 winks.......x10

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 05/11/2016 at 10:02


Today is tulip planting day. Didn't get to the GC yesterday lunchtime (pesky work got in the way ) so have to venture out on a grit hunt first.  Then have to empty the pots of their summer greenery to make room for the tulips ......could be an all day venture this.  Think I need to find my fleece first - its bitter out there.

Poor Mr C is feeling crook - the after effects of Thursdays flu jab

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 09:40

Didn't realise there were so many Today programme listeners (makes my commute almost bearable) ..    Can I just say that Nick Clegg made more sense this morning than I have heard for a long time ..   to coin an old catchphrase, I'm with Nick 

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HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 06:46

i'm awake 

Morning Dove

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 04/11/2016 at 06:42

Morning all you lovely peeps - Happy Friday

My tulip bulbs are shouting "plant me!, plant me!" .......only one more day to wait guys.  Got to pop to the GC to get some bags of grit at lunchtime, and then I am all set.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 03/11/2016 at 07:11

Brrrrrrr ......Jack Frost has visited good and proper for the first time this year ......white and crunchy out there.   Now, where did I put my gloves?

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 06:59

Morning - no frost here.....the cosmos survive another day

Happy hols LilyP - imagine you are there by now .....have a wonderful time🌞🌞🌞

4 across is "discombobulated" Hosta ........thats my contribution to the times crossword done can I have some of whatever's in your flask

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 22:10

Definitely Daring   Living life on the edge   Hope its a good 'un

This greeted me on the driveway this evening:

Mr C grew them, littlest Chicklet carved them......a real family affairπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

Discussions started by chicky

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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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 leavesπŸ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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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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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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