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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 08:58
Gilly - sun must have skipped Devon and headed straight for the home counties - its shining here now


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 08:56
On a train too Stacey, bound for Oxford Circus today. Go carefully and try and give your back a rest.
Panola sounds like something you should have for breakfast but will keep my eyes out for them - my violas too an age to get started this spring , although they made up for it in summer flower power.


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:42
Hi Dove - damp here too, but meant to clear up. My crocus order was picked up yesterday (oh works down the road) and Burncoose are delivering today, so i have a bag full of bulbs for my pots and a few things to get in the ground this Sunday. All v. Exciting!

Junior Gardeners World

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:15

My girls' junior school used the forced hyacinth bulbs in glass jars (so that you can see the roots developing) and then sold them off at the school christmas fair - loads of Mums wanted them for their kitchen windowsills - and the children had the thrill of seeing the roots grow and the leaves starting to appear before they were all sold off.

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:09

Verdun - I'm afraid you might need a new hobby - I think "parcel spotting" might only have shortlived appeal .....

No flowers on gladioli

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:05

Hi Emma - no,  I didn't feed them, but never have done before and they have always been ok.  Will let you know if anything appears late - although its getting a bit of a forlorn hope now

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:02

Just got the last lot of plums off the Victoria tree - been our first crop this year and they taste lovely!  Also found my Queen Charlottes (see morning thread) from a GC at lunchtime - I didn't really expect them to have exactly what I was looking for, so was delighted (actually squealed - but that was ok because it was raining and I was the only one mad enough to be amongst the plants - everyone else was in the cafe).

[hello from chicky's daughter   ] - just momentarily lost control of my keyboard there !!

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:14

oooo - lovely (if slightly squiffy). Burncoose wasn't that expensive - I bought quite a few other things to make the postage worthwhile - it would have been rude not to .....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 19:11

Mr Hungry Bee is SO cute !!!


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 06:50

Just checked the weather forecast - best take a brolly

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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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

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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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