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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:08

FG - in my day we used to get them in the post - these days you seem to go in to school - I'm sure it will soon be the norm to get them online.

i personally think post was better - you got to deal with it in the privacy of your own home before you faced the world.  At school the triumphs and disasters all get played out in rather a public gallery.  in the past my daughter has brought an unopened envelope back to the car and made me drive off somewhere before she will open it !!


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 07:58

I could never grow lavender in pots until I started using 50 50 grit and compost. Since then they have all thrived.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 07:55

Stacey - I too saw the Betjeman article in the Standard, and thought how the world is full of strange coincidences !!  Then saw your pic on the evening thread - even stranger !!  

Anxious morning in the Chicky household this morning - off to school for that dreaded envelope.

Would be good to have a quick potter in the garden to take my mind off it, but it is chucking it down.


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:48

Mulch is a layer of " something" put over the soil to stop the weeds germinating and to stop it drying out too quickly. You can use compost or manure, or things like chipped bark or spent mushroom compost (although that can turn your soil alkaline).  Spread a  good layer on - 2-3 inches thick


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:42


... Don't think he is one of Slough's favourite poets


Posted: 21/08/2013 at 08:32

Stacey - doing the same as you - probably heading for the same destination - will wave if i see you! 

... and if you are Betjeman in disguise, best not admit it at home - don't think he is 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:26

Cakelady - make sure you choose trees that will be pollination partners for each other.  We planted some fruit trees a couple of years ago and found the Ashridge trees website really useful at explaining it all.  They even have mini videos of how to plant amd stake a tree.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:16

On train home from London (love my iPhone!). Really lovely day finished off with mexican meal.  Churros and chocolate for pud - yum yum


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 21:11

FG - one direction - nuff said


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 17:23

My noodling took me to Leicester Square - where i am currently surrounded by 70,000 screaming teenage girls - one of whom is my responsibility!  

Discussions started by chicky

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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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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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

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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TV gardening programmes

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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