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Latest posts by chicky

Talkback: Top 10 daffodils

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 07:02
There is a lovely one called Jenny - a tall one, but not too blowsy

Talkback: How to look after roses in autumn

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 06:59
I agree with fidget - cut down any tall growth in autumn ( by about a third) to stop wind rock, then prune properly in about March, avoiding very frosty periods. I then feed with potash in March and mulch with manure, then feed with rose food end April and again in June.


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 06:53
Morning - still on my course, but get released at 5.30 this evening. Haven't had time to make my weekend garden list yet, but i think it will involve mounting the first in a wave of offensives against the weeds which are lurking in my borders. Best tackle it in stages i think.

Enjoy Malvern Woody !!


Posted: 25/09/2013 at 07:10
Well that seemed to work - after a fashion.
Course i am on is truly dreadful - the corporate world is inhabited by some very strange dudes
Will be coming back here for a sanity check whenever i can.


Posted: 25/09/2013 at 07:06
Morning - am i first ?


Posted: 24/09/2013 at 23:49
Daniel ( forum editor) has posted on another thread that the problems are being caused by cache difficulties ( sounds painful) and they are working on a fix.

Meanwhile, keep on with the refresh button!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 16:51
No they are naked ladies (she said with a blush!)

Are your comments updating?

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 07:01

Things are working fine for me on iPad and iPhone but not on my computer, where the world is frozen at 11am yesterday morning, no matter how many f5 or refreshes I do.  Haven't reported it as in a flap, but maybe someone else having problems could make them aware - it's obviously only affecting certain devices.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 15:56

Lovely Marion - didn't know you could grow asters from seed - might try that next year.

Here are my current stars:

 They trick me into thinking spring is here already.

Excuse the hay - OH mowed the meadow, and it seemed to get sprayed liberally over everything.  Big session with a rake needed next weekend.


Posted: 23/09/2013 at 07:46

Morning all - can't do cake for breakfast  - but thanks for the offer !

need to go round watering everything today - am on residential course all week from tomorrow (hate being away from home so the thought is making me really grumpy). OH normally pretty good at plant sitting, but will probably forget now as he thinks its A*******. 

Had our first ever home grown pear yesterday - a Beth- cut it in quarters so we all got a taste - delish!!  Got 3 conference yet to come.  Not a big harvest, but it is the first time they have fruited - not bad for three years old.

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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