Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:46

Great Tardis, Great fisticuffs please.

glad you are having a good timeYvie Padstow.  Happy memories of belly boarding badly

Thought I would share my Olympic rose ....I bought one of the rose bushes that was used to grow the flowers for the 2012 Olympic bouquets .....part of their recycling commitments.  Anyway, decided that first flower of the year would be plucked for indoors

 Scuse the impromptu vase ....most of the vases in this house are impromptu ...i may have the makings of a womble in me too


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:13

Morning.  Work for me today.  At least traffic should be easy with the schools on holiday.  Best get a wiggle on .......


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:26

Pleased you made it Panda.

like your girls, my bed is now calling me.  

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 22:13

Don't post very often, but always follow your thread Marion.  Hope you have a very successful open day on Wednesday - your visitors will love it, there is always so much to see  It is indeed a £1million garden


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:53

Ggirl - you broke a crowbar

I thought they were indestructible

Glad to hear operation GH is in progress Is it for the garden, or the allotment?


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:34

Well done to all the blue poppy people

And great news that ma Lesley is making a good recovery - hope she will be fighting fit again soon

Did my stint at the Hidden gardens ticket place - about 300 people came today alone - and there will have been more yesterday coz the tickets were valid for both days.  Did a bit of garden visiting too - geum tequila sunrise really caught my eye.  Wish list is growing again.

Came home and did my planting, and now collapsing.  Took the bike, and there is a very big hill between us and the village, which demonstrated just how unfit I have become  Springwatch soon, whilst folding all the washing.  How can two teenage girls generate so much laundry


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:08

Gosh Lizzie - I am weeks away from Sweetpea flowers ...were yours autumn sown ??


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 10:04

Morning all - and afternoon to Panda, given you have done half a day's work already

We have blue sky and sun - happy surprise given the black clouds forecast.

went "hidden garden" visiting with littlest sis yesterday - some stunning gardens .....and there was cake.  My wish list has expanded again to include clematis Broughton Bride....just gorgeous

Today I am doing a stint in the box office (for day 2 of the event).  Have a couple more gardens to visit aswell.  Think I will get my bike out for the first time this year, and rediscover my love of pedal power.

then I must do some planting ....paeony bowl of beauty, poppy pattys plum and a few jacobs ladders seem to have miraculously appeared on my doorstep ....and they didn't even have sticky labels 

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:43

Fairy - airman sculpture was made of layers of thin metal sheet, stacked up with a tiny space between each one - it made it look transparent and ghostlike.  At first we thought it was a hologram and spent a while looking to find the projector ().  We listened to the designer explain - he got his son to dress in airforce gear and they made a lifesize 3D print of him, then used that as the model.

I have never seen anything like it ...quite blew me away


Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:33

Pdoc - wonderful present

I am doing the same in September, with Marchants hardy plants and a Sarah Raven open day thrown in for good measure

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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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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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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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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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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