Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:51

Just sneaking in before the day slips away to say Happy Birthday Gemma - hope you had a good one (and that you can remember it in the morning, after all these ladies led you astray)


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:46

It might have been me - i have used Eurobulbs before (the ones in Wisbech) and always been pleased.  My snowdrops are just starting to show, but only a couple of mm, and I'm in the balmy south.  Hope yours put in an appearance soon.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 06:38

I'm awake too -sadly.  Staring at a large pile of Christmas paraphanalia on the dining room table (thats my equivalent of "taking them down") which will have to be packed away ready for the loft at the weekend, and a very sad and bare looking house. Oh dear.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:34

I keep a paper diary in just an ordinary notebook (well, quite a pretty one actually)- sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically.  Wish I did it more often, as I love reading back through it - both as a reminder of what to do this year, but also of how far I have come since those early days

Front garden ideas and insipiration needed

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:28

Crab apples make nice small trees, as do Acers - especially the ones that have coloured stems for a bit of winter interest too (have a look at Sango-kaku for example)

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:24

I always use loo rolls for my sweetpeas - just ignore the mould.  Works for me.  Like SL i have started collecting now, and am hoping I have a good collection by mid Feb, when I normally start them off.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:03

Loved the gardening programs on telly tonight too.  I'm off to bed dreaming of roses.

hope Pdoc's stream behaves in the night, and that BK's worms revive.

Fidget is a wise lady - I love that button - it's been keeping my world oblivious to trouble for weeks


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 06:47

Morning  If peeps were meant to get up this early in the morning, why haven't we got night vision.  

first day back was ok - only 4 more til the weekend

Our decs come down tonight - we count Jan 6th as twelfth night (debate rages, but it was what my Mum did, and thats good enough for me) - then it will feel really bare here too.

however, have just booked tickets for Chelsea, and for a garden festival with a friend in April which has a few good speakers..... So roll on spring 

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:01

I'm with bee witched with a vote for electioneering to get put in the room - it should be banned until a fortnight before polling day..... Not sure I can take another 4 months of this twaddle


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:58

my sympathies DD - I am always like a cat on a hot tin roof when my chicklets go away too.  I'm sure he will have a great time, but that doesn't make it easier until he's back home again

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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