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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:19

I had been having this problem since Friday, but this morning it is working perfectly again.  Seems like the techie people have been hard at work fixing it - many thanks to them !


Posted: 27/08/2013 at 07:18

The message facility is now working for me again.  Many thanks techie people


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 23:17

Potty - it is a chap at Hampton Court Flower show (I treat myself to a few more every year - I think they are 50p a throw).  I have a leaflet in the GH - will let you know the company name tomorrow - too dark now

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:43

Heartfelt sympathies Lizzie - know exactly what a pain they can be ( critters, that is , so far never had to deal with moles!) - but on the other hand i feel pretty priveleged to have all that wildlife on our doorstep. Sitting outside again this evening and can hear "things" crashing round in the undergrowth, and occasionally barking at each other.  I like to tell myself doing battle with them makes me a more resourceful gardener.

on a more depressing note, holiday over, work tomorrow. Only 4,633 working days til i retire ( just got out the calculator!!)


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:26

Madge - i have centaurea montana bought as plants ( think they are just ordinary perennials with roots, as opposed to bulbs or corms).  I have had them about 3 years and they pop back up every spring and flower their socks off with no help from me - my kind of plant


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:18

I keep my young plants in an unheated GH over their first winter , but that is mostly so i can keep an eye on them ( and beat the slugs) when they appear in spring - i'm sure i would lose them (literally!) otherwise. But i don't think it's essential.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:41

Oh yes, and chianti !


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:37

Matty - perfect - what a find!  Glad to see the pink wheelbarrow is still going strong too

FG - worth the hassle for when the little baby lasagne buds appear!


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 16:56

Choices, choices Mrs G !  I would have chosen both and flitted between the two !


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 16:50

Nora - one at a time - you've got all winter!!

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 08:36

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

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33
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