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Latest posts by chicky

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:57

Love your pics Ecobaby - great to see gardens packed with plants in every corner .  

My lavenders are nowhere near flowers yet Meerkat - is yours near a house wall?

sycamore seeds

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:38

I've got a similar problem with oaks at the moment, from the bumper crop of acorns i didn't clear properly from the borders last autumn.  At the moment i am just taking the tops off, figuring that without their stem and leaves they won't regrow.  Is that right, or should i be scrupulously removing roots as well??

Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:30

It does get pretty busy, and lots of people get there for when the gates open at 10, but i've never found the crowds at Hampton that bad as it is quite a big site (unlike Chelsea, which is a real squeeze).  Traffic can be awful, and the buses don't get priority, so sit in the queues like everyone else.  We normally arrive at the start and finish about 5 - and in that time have seen everything, plus leisurely stops for lunch, coffee, tea and cakes.  Never used the train, but would expect them to be quite busy.  Have a wonderful time, its my favourite show!


Posted: 05/04/2014 at 01:38

Great news, Verdun - have been really hoping things turn out well.  Look after your Mum - lots of hugs will be required

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 07:01

So thats what its called !  I only ever knew it as "the thing that looks a bit like a forget me not with bigger leaves"


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:00

Tracey - if you decide to place your crocus order don't forget there is 20% off for GW readers this month.  Might be an excuse to squeeze even more in the cart

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:08

Forgive my ignorance, but how will they spoil the houseleeks?  Aren't they just like daffodils that you can plant things on top of for later in the season??

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 23:03

Only just read this thread Clari - you are one very brave and determined soldier

Hosta Problem

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:50

Tracey - one of the gardening tricks i have been trying to teach myself is to focus on the positives. Llke you, I fret over the things with the problems, rather than the 3 lovely healthy plants you have on the go.  Certainly for cuttings, once i convinced myself that over 50% survival = success - then i became much more confident in my abilities  

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:37

I wouldn't think they would compete - the muscari will die back down and lay dormant beneath the soil til next spring.  Sounds like a good combination to me 

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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