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Latest posts by chicky

Powdered Seaweed

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:25

Ron, I have only ever used the liquid concentrate, and that definitely needs diluting. 


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:18

Mrs G - we have our own compost heap - the council will collect fortnightly but you have to pay about £50 a year for the privilege.

still can't find that Hoover .....


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 10:00

Lizzie - a house party - sounds like fun! Hope the adults are all the sort who are willing to muck in and help out

rained hard overnight here too, but fine now. About to go and see if I can find my hoover.  SIL is very house proud, which makes me a bit conscious about the state of my house.  She would probably like to see the place dusted as well, but I feel that might be a bridge too farl


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:36

Caz, for the blackfly I would try setting up a bird feeder near by so that the blue tits can have a go at cleaning up.  The brown crispy leaves could be lack of water, or just the plant ageing as it progresses through the year - especially with all the heat we are having.

Ideas for a woodland garden

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 22:39

Dicentras do well for me in damp, partial shade.  My favourite is the white one - think its called Alba.

I pass crocus on my way to work - am now on first name terms with the receptionist!!!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 22:30

GP instructions made me lol!! Particularly the bit about returning home in an emergency

Rain came - like TT, loved the way it smelled!

Hoping for the sun back 2morrow - got 10 for lunch to celebrate FiL's 80th birthday - otherwise it will be BBQ-ing under a brolly...


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 08:26

Morning all - bracing ourselves for predicted torrential rain, so not many garden plans today.

However, popped into local GC yesterday (for bird seed) and discovered the darkest blue agapanthus I have ever seen - Gorgeous.  Its called Back in Black.  There are now 3 gracing my patio (25% off - seemed a shame not to take advantage)

ceanothus removal

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 08:14

I don't know of ceanothus being that vigorous - even if they do come back i think a couple of lawn mowings would see them off.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 08:02

Verdun - lovely pics, thanks for sharing.

i have one clump of agastache, and I have had success with cuttings so am increasing its size.  However, I am  about pictures 3 and 4 - which have much more dramatic flowers  than anything in my patch - are they named varieties?? ( I can feel a wish list coming on!)


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:52

You can tell neither of us is rushing off to work

Discussions started by chicky

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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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