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Latest posts by chicky

Balling syndrome

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 19:22

With all the RHS talk of horticultural careers, maybe they should initiate some sort of training for groundsmen??  Turn it into a skilled job, rather than a hatchet one.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:56

Must remember my free bulbs on Monday - my nearest Wyevale is near work.  I guess they depend on people spending extra whilst they are there.

Glad Woody and Matty enjoyed the Malvern show  - and great to hear it was well supported.

OH spent the day creating a gate in my flowercage which will lead in to our soon to be created veg patch ( the fences to keep the critters out are going up soon.).  It is looking great already - makes you curious what is on the other side that needs exploring.  It is all part of the grand garden plan - a bit gets added each year as time and funds allow.  Means i am in a constant state of anticipation - who needs instant makeovers

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:38

Very pretty Lizzie - is that a rose growing over the tree stump in the first picture?

Autumn colour

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:29

Lovely pictures everyone - still so many flowers out there!  Love your echinaceas Matt - and wouldn't have noticed the duvet cover unless you'd mentioned it KEF - was too busy looking atl the pink flowers ( what are they?)

Love your asters Lizzie.  And FG - it's planting time - enjoy


Posted: 28/09/2013 at 10:16

Love East Ruston Dove.  Will be great this time of year.  They have a new walled garden which was beautifully planted last time i was there.  Sure there will still be loads of colour still. Would you be able to do me a favour whilst you are there and pace out how far apart they planted their grove of white stemmed Himalayan birches? (down by the wildlife pond).  I am thinking of copying ( on a smaller scale) and theirs is one of the nicest I have seen.

Sorry you had a bad night Matty - didn't know you we're having problems with your dog.  Hope they can suggest something that helps.

Mrs G - I'm sure your tulips will be just fine.

just wandered round my garden - there is still so much going on - what a fantastic year it has been.  My Gertude Jeckyll rose is going for it again - and because it is so still, the perfume is flooding the whole garden.  Bliss!!

Pumpkin carvings

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:06

AmazingAmazing !  

When we ran out of pumpkin last year we did peppers too - looked v cute!

Gardeners world

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 19:23

Verdun - they do a downloadable version of GQT - I download it as a podcast every week and then listen whilst I am doing the ironing, or on a long boring car journey.  There is a fortnightly RHS advice one that is quite good too.

and I still love GW - highlight of my TV week.  In fact only 60 minutes to go....


Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:29

Back from my course - am now a negotiator extraordinaire - but exhausted. V v glad to be home

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:26

Nut - made me laugh!  I shut my eyes every time oh goes up a ladder - even if i am standing on the bottom rung footing it

Current problems with forum and login

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 18:22

Hi Daniel -thanks for all the updates,  its a lot easier to be patient when you know people are busy solving the problem.

all is fine for me now - I am using an iPad.  People were experiencing different problems when this all started, depending on what device they were using.

Matty, are you on a laptop?

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

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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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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