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Latest posts by chicky

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.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:48
Woody - fraid not - but i did conquer Jumps Road !


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:46
Dove - that will just hit the spot - thanks for looking after us all

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:42
Evening everyone

Had a busy but productive day - moved some things, planted more, tackled some weeds and planted daffs and alliums. Then rode 22 miles on the bike - tour of britain came through here yesterday - we followed their route, just at third of their speed !

Now slumped!!


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 11:36

Does that mean I can now retire too?  Yippeee !!

Mulch or fleece for the winter

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:36
Brill - that makes the mulching job much more simple than i had been making it ! Is it different when you do it in the spring? I must have read somewhere that you have to fiddle around keeping crowns clear!


Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:32
Omg - just seen my " name" in print in the GW mag. Does this mean i am now a celebrity ? Best dig my sunglasses out for when i venture out of the house tomorrow morning. Autographs anyone ??

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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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

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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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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