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Latest posts by chicky

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


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:49

Was going to have weetabix for breakfast, but after that comment I think a bacon butty   will hit the spot better


Posted: 26/07/2013 at 07:36

Morning all. Day off today - sister and her girls coming for the day.  Not here til lunchtime though, so time for a spot of deadheading tis morning


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:04

Morning Bev !  Off to work now, but just caught you.  Hope your rearranging goes well - remember the photos when you are finished !

Also looking forward to Verdun's - he has promised photos of his agastaches on another thread - so I am eagerly awaiting.

I love garden pics

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 07:02

So that's what annual quaking grass looks like - I have lots of it in one of my flower beds, but sadly none anywhere near my meadow !  Maybe I should turn my borders into meadows and plant  a few garden plants in the field that is pretending to be my meadow !!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 06:53

Marion - your tomatos are looking great.  Still to get my first red one here - and doubt whether any will make it by August 4th !

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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