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Latest posts by chicky

Preparing for the storm

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:23

Potty - have you a neighbour you could ring??


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 14:00

Thanks all for comments on my pics - he has a welding machine panda - new toy this summer.  He has made a pair of the planters, and has done me obelisks and peony baskets as well.  Here are some more pics to take your mind off the ironing

 took these yesterday - all looks tidier now as pots are now stowed away.  All hatches now battened - we are bracing ourselves

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:50

My mistake - of course the "new" cosmos is from GF!!


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:45

Seem to remember that i promised you pics earlier in the week - so here goes.

my pyracantha red saphyr

 And here is oh's welding triumph - a versailles planter made from metal ( its meant to be rusty!!).  Just need to squeeze the original pot in (rim shaving planned)


Flower identification

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:30

I planted some this year - unfotunately came up all leaves and no flowers.  Fingers crossed for next year.  They are widely available in GCs as packs of bulbs/corms, at the same time as dahlias go on sale like that.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:23

Daintiness - lovely pics.  Your nerines are a good strong pink - mine are a bit peelywally which doesn't work at this time of year.  Pastels are for summer - now we need zing!

great cosmos daintiness - are you going for another generation next year?


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:03

Callm here, but not expected to get bad til tonight.  Panicking a bit as littlest chicklet is off to the Isle of Wight for a couple of days, leaving this afternoon.  Know it is not much of a "sea voyage" and they will cancel the ferries if it gets rough, but would still rather have my brood round me if there is going to be a drama.

going to cut down some of my taller perennials today - save them getting flattened.

stay safe peeps, and keep in touch as the storm progresses

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 21:20

Wildcosmos - i think it sounds ok - as you say, you will not be disturbing the roots, so it is only like buying a ready planted pot from a GC.  My only word of caution is that i don't know of any of the large flowered alliums that flower in August - most are in May/June - which is why they are the signature flower for Chelsea flower show.


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 21:10

Heavy heart here.  Night all

Sickly Camellia

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 19:05

Sequestered iron really perked mine up this year - but you sound like you are already giving them that.  Epsom salts sprayed on the leaves was another recommendation i had.

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Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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