Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:33

Nasturtiums can self seed quite profusely - keeping them in pots will stop them running riot.  Having said that, they are pretty easy to pull out if they end up in the wrong place, so not sure i'd really class them as invasive

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:29

Ooooo Berghill - some beauties there - just love that adonis


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 21:00

He's a she


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 16:18

I won the first skirmish of the bramble battle - remains to be seen whether it will have been enough to win the war.  My pipecleaners came from a craft shop and so if you look closely there is now a kaleidescope (?spelling) of coloured fluffy bits sticking out of the butchered bramble stems.  Good job the only person who looks closely round here is moi.  Lovely and sunny - saw a butterfly and a bumble bee buzzing round my crocuses


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 10:07

Good to see you OL - glad the business is going well

Pipecleaners are a tip from edd - a way of getting the SBK into the stem of the hacked down bramble without having to spray it on the azaleas that they are growing through. I tried it about 6 weeks ago, and the results are looking good - so time to tackle the main patch.


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 09:38

more handsome, I should say.  Its the blue t-shirt that does it

Today is the first skirmish of "battle of the brambles" .....secateurs, gauntlets, pipecleaners and SBK at the ready.  Watch my back, I'm going in .......


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 21:06

DD - i always leave the house cleanfor burglars too  Drives OH mad

Have a lovely holiday

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:09

Love that crocus close up Victoria


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:05

Well I braved the drizzle, planted snowdrops and some white foxgloves, weeded a little and cutback all the grasses ....feels like a productive day. And, even better, i came in because i had worn myself out rather than fading light.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:16

Ouch pdoc Glad only your pride was dented

all my windowsill seeds have germinated nicely Just moved them all off the heat and onto the self watering thingummy instead.  Only one that looks a bit sparse is my rudbeckia indian summer - my favourite on account of the fact that the deer leave it alone.  Waiting for a call back from the GC to see if they have seeds in stock to have a second go - if not it will be online.  Feel like my gardening year has now really got grinning happily to myself

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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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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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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