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Latest posts by chicky

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:58

Thanks Verdun - thats put me on the right track.  Would bonemeal be ok as a feed, and is it best to feed at the same time as pruning (which i think is best in March?)

Which Daphne?

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:44

I am a big fan of jaqueline postil for its scent.  Companies like Crocus often do 20% discounts in February, which might make one less pricey.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:28

Just bought my Chelsea tickets - not sure anyone else is that keen - but just in case, here is a timely reminder that May will soon be upon us 

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:15
Fluffy Cloud - i had heard not to coppice Midwinter Fire as it is not too vigourous. But if you don't cut it back don't you lose the vibrant stem colours? I have a couple that are now in year 3, and i haven't touched them - but i thought this year i should maybe cut some of the stems on each plant right down low. Do you think that is the right thing to do?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:07
We want a photo diary too, Woody

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:25
Oooooh - lovely!! Felt a blast of summer in the middle of a January day

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Posted: 08/01/2014 at 09:03
KEF - i've just been thinking the same - which bits of my garden can i get at to tidy up, without treading on the soil. Think i have some i can tackle this weekend - provided the rain holds off

Narcissus starting to grow

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:48

Ones in the grass verge at work are already showing buds - although not open yet.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:46

KEF wrote (see)

When you look in the mirror and your Mum looks back at you

 

Happens all the time to me - have even been known to have a quick chat whilst she is there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:34

Fidget - what tough times for you and the family - be strong

Raining again here - will it ever stop? Treeman came today to take tops out of the dodgy trees, but it was too windy for him to do it safely, so we now have to wait again.  He has assured us that if it falls of its own accord it will be on the grass rather than the neighbours house, so feel a bit more reassured.  And no more gales forecast for the next couple of days.  But will still be happier when it is all sorted - now booked for next Friday.

looking forward to starting my seeds off - but will wait til mid Feb, and then start colonising the windowsills.

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 12:20

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

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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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

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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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40
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