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Latest posts by chicky

Planning a small orchard

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 22:41

I would also recommend Ashridge nursery - we bought our fruit trees from there three years ago (4 apple, 2 plum, 2 pear - all different varieties) and they were really helpful.  Their website is a mine of information on the things you have to consider for pollination groups etc, but all very clearly explained.

Our Victoria plum now has its first bumper crop, and we are looking forward to 3 Conference Pears, 1 Beth pear, and a whole load of Sunset and Blenheim orange apples.  Its SO exciting

Not sure where you are, but also worth trying to get to one of the taster days that a lot of the fruit gardens run (I am in Surrey, so can get to Wisley or West Dean) - then you can really find out what tastes good to you, and take it from there.


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 06:55

Morning all -just been out to water - there's definitely an autumn nip in the air.

However, pots of annuals still looking very fresh - should get a few more weeks of colour out of them yet.

Stacey - am planning a visit to Wisley on Sunday (to the flower show) - will be interested to hear what its like.  I shall use you as my Sherpa!

Should I cut down peony plants

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:56
I leave my leaves on so i can find my plants again in the spring.

Plant identification

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:51
Whatever they are - i want some ! So pretty!!


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:24
Been working so hard i've forgotten what time of day it is ( will that get me out of detention??) - but had to admire the goblins - what fun.

Seem to have lost my smileys????????????

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 21:15
Lizzie - enjoy your hols - venice is magic - very jealous of you!!

Dumb Question Amnesty!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 00:21
Just to say i have successfully grown 6 foot bamboos in both pots and troughs, creating a living but portable barrier. Need watering occasionally, but never fed them - seemed indestructible.
Not getting in to the rights and wrongs of border disputes ( don't know enough to comment) , but as a planting solution it might work

Problem with editing posts

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 06:55

seems to be ok for me (i'm on an iphone) when you submit for the first time.

i didn't know you could edit something once it was submitted - do you mean there is a way for me to correct my typos after all??


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 06:50

Morning all 

work medical later so not allowed brekkie or ( more important)  cuppa tea

first plum from our victoria tree ( not just this year, but ever) - littlest chicklet got to eat it - she is the fruit monster in our house- and declared it delicious.  Plenty more where that came from!

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:53

Many thanks - I knew you would come up trumps.  OH wanted me to go and hunt out the owner of the garden - I told him I knew a better way !!

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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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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