Latest posts by chicky

Deer oh Dear !

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:32

We get lots of deer damage here, but my list of what they won't eat is growing every season feel free to PM me if you want the list....

on your bark damage, I have found that cutting a bin bag into thin strips and winding it round the damaged area like a bandage works - every year I take it off and renew with one slightly smaller .... Gives the tree a chance to gradually repair itself.

we make temporary chicken wire barriers each time we plant a new tree or shrub.  Once they've been in a few years they then seem tough enough to cope with bambi's attention

New garden prog just about plants

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:22



Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:19

We had some rain eventually....but not much.  Put on a hat and went out there anyway  My GH is now empty, save toms and cuc's, and nearly all my annuals are now in the ground.  Really looking forward to seeing how the "night and day" snapdragons, and the heliotrope turn out ....first time for me for both.

just had our own potatoes and our own shredded cabbage leaves for tea (plus a piece of chicken that Mr Lewis provided) ....i'm quite liking this veg growing thing

I think I've done it

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:23

 Well done this time of year people who don't garden miss out on all the fun


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:29

Back again Just had freshly picked blueberries on my porridge ...what a treat.  OH netted them this year - which means I can wait til they are perfectly ripe without losing them to the blackbirds


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:41

We've missed all the showers - think I'm going to have to get the hose out today if the garden is to survive the impending heatwave.  Cloudy here, so hammock will stay in the cupboard today and the planting fest will definitely happen instead. good news about your beans Dove.Bad news about the camera Fairy - but glad you had a good walk.

but first ......another cuppa

Jardins Ouvert/Open Garden

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:42

Have a wonderful day tomorrow DD - hope you have lots of visitors.  And enjoy your'll be looking gorgeous  Will be thinking of you tomoz

sweet pea

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 23:16

Mine have only started flowering this week - if they are looking green and healthy, the flowers will be coming soon.  Make sure you give them lots of water to keep them happy.

Cut down Perennial Poppy?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:36

I cut mine down too - get foliage, but no flowers later in the year, but thats much better than tatty leaves. Will be getting in there with the secateurs tomorrow.

30cm plant plugs - GW offer

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:29

Mine arrived last week - potted into 9cm pots (mine were jumbo plugs...not sure what the 30cm refers to).  I'll let them grow on til autumn and plant out then.  The damp towel idea sounds a great one

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
Replies: 14    Views: 527
Last Post: 20/04/2017 at 01:49

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Replies: 7    Views: 402
Last Post: 24/03/2017 at 15:43


Planning a trip - any tips? 
Replies: 6    Views: 383
Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

Replies: 8    Views: 454
Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
Replies: 11    Views: 487
Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
Replies: 4    Views: 710
Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
Replies: 61    Views: 4426
Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
Replies: 17    Views: 1255
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

Replies: 2    Views: 897
Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Replies: 10    Views: 874
Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

Replies: 2    Views: 817
Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

Replies: 3    Views: 740
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
Replies: 10    Views: 941
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
Replies: 0    Views: 765
Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
Replies: 14    Views: 1403
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50
1 to 15 of 58 threads