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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 11:55

Just done a preliminary survey - will be lucky if i make it to double digits   Maybe tomorrow my eyes will be sharper


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 09:43

I am willing my daphne to open - lovely fat buds tinged with purple, ready to burst any day ...... But will they be ready by tomorrow?  The excitement mounts .......


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 22:50

Think i might have stumbled into a Homer Simpson thread ........


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:29

A virtual "Forker Trophy", which can be proudly displayed on the virtual mantelpiece for one year only ......


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:37

Just finished Anna Pavords "the curious gardener" - well worth a read for anyone who got book tokens for Christmas.  Feel a bit bereft now - hate it when you finish a good book.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 17:46

Sad times Dove

Ideas for this hedge to hide house!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 13:54

Is the wall you are trying to hide yours or a neighbours? If its yours i would think about a climber to soften it - maybe a rose if it is south facing, or a hydrangea if its north.

If it is not your wall, and you are just trying to hide it, then a beech hedge would fit in with the surroundings maybe better than an evergreen. Although beech is deciduous it hangs on to its leaves all winter, so is never bare - and the russet leaves would go well with the red brick.

magazine back issues

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 13:44
I give mine to the local gardening group - they put them out on club nights for people to help themselves.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:06

Not sure about mildest, but surely the windiest.  Sounds like we are about to lose our roof here


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:38
Lizzie - just looked up the Morville garden for you - it is actually called the Dower House. Its National Trust and open Wednesdays all year. If you are going to go i recommend the Katherine Swift books - they are beautifully written

Discussions started by chicky

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

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22
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