Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 19:23

Evening all - seems that in the short while I've been away there has been a flurry of activity - peeps getting sick and then better (, for the better bit), blue skies from far flung places, beds planted up (love the dahlia/canna combo - looking forward to pics that would make Christo smile later in the summer), and fruit shoot induced trips to the naughty step.

thanks for the good luck wishes for the chicklets - and good wishes back to others with youngsters going through similar stresses and strains

About to go and fleece my GH, just in case

Great admiration here for those who have the courage to do "what they really, really want" (sounds like a cue for the Spice Girls ) long as they are prepared to graft for it, and do not expect it to fall into their laps.  As the cliche goes, its not a rehearsal

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 06:59

I like learning a bit about design too.  And not the usual green circles drawn on a piece of paper stuff, but more about what looks good with what, and what happens if you try an unusual combination.  

show gardens are all theatre.....but still get some great ideas from them


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 06:54


Feeling cream crackered this morning - yesterday's early start getting to me

Fantastic pics Lizzie - so glad you and Matty enjoyed the show.  Good luck with getting everything ready for your opening ....the thing with goosegrass is it normally looks a worse job than it is

Exams started for Chicklet yesterday, and littlest Chicklet today.  After all the graft they have put in they deserve to do well.....we've got everything crossed for the next month and a day

Welcome back Bekkie 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:28

Something to look forward to watching tomorrow then.   Zzzzzz  for now.

glad Topbird is having a lovely hols

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:25

LittleMissS - its Tuesday night thats meant to be the problem (forecast 3 in Surrey, which normally spells trouble for us).....i think your potatoes will be ok tonight, and moonlit dash will not be needed.  But I would have the newspaper at the ready tomorrow

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:20

I believe you Verd And many thanks for the heads up ....i had stopped watching the forecast like a hawk and might have missed it otherwise

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:18

Expecting frost here too - and we are in the sunny southeast.  Will be investing in more fleece tomorrow, as my plants seem to be taking up a lot more room since the last time the temperatures dipped

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:56

Beautiful The pergola is looking splendid Yvie - love avalanche.  That Sorbus is pretty special too Joy.  Love seeing all the pictures on here - specially at this time of year


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:52

There's Beechgrove taped from this morning.  And then I will be early to bed - have to be in the office at 7am .....which requires a ridiculously early start

Glad Dove and Wonky had such a fruitful day and that plans are being made....look forward to seeing them come together

Lovely memories Liri - so important not to let them fade

thanks for the hellebore advice - I will keep culling dodgy leaves as I "spot" them 

I'll get my coat


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:52
Congrats Yvie and Mr Yvie - thats lots of years to celebrate ! Some sort of ruby plant should be used to mark the occasion
Just returned from an impromptu GC visit with OH ..... and an acer aureum followed me home. Really nice shape and gorgeous leaves. Just having a cuppa then going to pot it on.

Some of my hellebore leaves have black spot already this year - have cut them off - hope that was the right thing to do ....verd, help needed

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