Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:43

 Happy Birthday KEF 


Posted: 20/02/2015 at 20:38

...........and work is done

But some of my seeds are sprouting

Happy Birthday KEF   Hope you're celebrating in style


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 07:06

Lesley - you lot  keep me sane by chatting about gardens and plants ... Always does me good to remember my garden in times of work crises

Harlequin ladybirds

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 06:50

We have so many here (mostly in the window frames) that destroying them would be futile - and they eat the aphids just as well as the natives, so they are tolerated, if not warmly welcomed.  Its a bit like the grey squirrels - I'd rather see reds, but that is now a pipe dream here, so would rather have grey than none at all.  Would be awful if nothing was bounding round the trees, or playing acrobatics with the bird feeders!

Gardening today

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 06:44

Minosgardener ... Know exactly what you mean about strange looks at work ....but now I do all my garden chatting on here, so everybody's happy.  Is yours a new garden for you?  Tell us more


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 06:39

Morning all

Sowed my first batch of seeds yesterday .....just peeked......nothing yet

Expecting a nightmarishly busy week at work, so probably won't be posting much - but  I will be looking in.  You lot keep me sane when the world around me is going bonkers


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 10:20

Too early to be thinking about chocolate (although I am a big fan of those Malteaster bunnies....and their limited availability means that it is ok to have one or two when they are available.....who knows when the chance will come round again)

Great to hear Beau survived the move, and is happily settled in.  Always get the roses sorted before you start on soft furnishings, thats my motto.

and pleased that Doves house is now getting ship shape and looks the bizz ( is the kitchen going to be dove grey by any chance??)

got my Dad staying this weekend and he wants to go to the GC to spend a token he was given .....happy to oblige .  OH planted the amanagowa cherry trees yesterday - they look like twigs, so hopefully all the muck we dug in with them will get them flourishing soon.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:14

Wonderful colours Victoria - that hellebore is stunning.  Really enjoyed Paully's video diary too - looking forward to more instalments - love all your paths and terraces


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 17:59

Chicklet has gone to a concert in London tonight - she has just texted to say SWTrains had changed all the station noticeboards to say the train was going to London Waterlove!! Railway banter

Old secateurs

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 13:02

Felco do provide a service where you post them off and they refurbish them (for about £15 if I remember rightly) - well worth it, they are the best imho.  Google for details.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

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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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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

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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Getting rid of brambles

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