Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 18:00

Angelica - it all depends on the sort of seed.  Some sunflowers only have one large flower, others are multi stemmed and multi flowered.  Both are very cheery  enjoy!!


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 07:01

Shelley, I didn't mean join the RHS - but it might be worth ringing them to see if they can tell you which of their affiliated clubs are in your area.  There are 3,000 altogether, so must be one near you.

BTW our garden club has an annual fee of £15 - but they have also arranged 10% discount with local GC's - so if you buy a lot of plants you soon get the £15 back !


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 06:55

Oh Bev, I am so jealous !  My first words this morning were "I need more sleep!".

However, not to be. Dull here.  Just done the morning inspection and all is looking good with my plot. Mad day to look forward to today - trains, planes (well not really) and automobiles ...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:27

Late tonight - popping in just before I hit the sack !

Busy day of weeding, cutting back, bit of planting and some lying in the hammock (got to be done!).  Feel suitably relaxed and ready for the week ahead.  Bring it on


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:30

Hi Glyn

2nd are hollyhocks - just cut the flower spikes to the ground when they are finished flowering.  They will die back in winter and reappear next spring.

Can't see 1st, 3rd looks like some sort of helianthus, but not 100% sure.  Others will know


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:22

Shelley - ours is affiliated to the RHS, so their website might be worth a try

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:30

And Bob - what lovely colour combinations in your beds

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 18:29

Great clematis Chris.  They put on a real show, don't they.

and love the sparrows on the SP's too

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 11:03


who said late summer was tricky in a garden - the colours on this thread at the moment are lovely! That evening primrose looks good enough to eat ( might improve my tetchiness too)


Posted: 11/08/2013 at 09:35

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

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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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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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