Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 00:11

I'll be joining in on New Years Day - have already had a recce, but unless they are blooming on Thursday, it doesn't make the cut!!

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:46

How lovely Lizzie - think thats where the phrase sky-blue-pink comes from


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:44

Decisions, decisions MrsG.  Have fun deciding, then redeciding - its all part of the joy

Its a staycation here - just a holiday from work.  Photo is of Frensham Pond - in the heart of the Surrey countryside ...... never gets much press, but it is a beautiful part of the country if you can escape the roads.


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:20

Lovely Verd - looks like spun gold 

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:19

Wow KEF - that ice is amazing - what was happening on the canal bank to give that effect?  Was anything splashing ?

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:16

Goodness - sounds like for once I might be monopolising that TV planner - thanks gmaiden 


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:07

Oooooo, poor back Panda - treat it gently for a while

Its absolutely glorious out there:

 I am so enjoying my holiday

keeping cosmos upright

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 12:22

Verd taught me everything I know

If you stay on this forum long enough you can end up sounding like an expert

Evergreen Climbers for Garden structure

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:13

My mum made very convincing topiary squirrels using ivy to cover a chicken wire frame - took a couple of years to get full coverage, then just needed trimming. She grew ivy up the centre of the frame and let it grow through the wire, rather than grow it round the outside of the frame.  Good luck - think step by step photos might be required to keep us entertained on here


Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:06

Such exciting news

We went to a neighbours drinks party the weekend before Christmas, and met some new neighbours who have a field of horses, and nowhere to put the manure.  They live down the road from us, so pass us every day in their pickup truck.  Well, he has just knocked on the door, and Mr Chicky and he are now working out the best place for him to dump said manure, on an almost daily basis.  So we can have a couple of piles on the go - one maturing, one being added to, and one in use ......result!!  Plus have made some new friends into the bargain.

something tells me that this is not the sort of good news story my family or work colleagues will understand ..... but I know forkers will share my joy

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

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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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

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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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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