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Latest posts by chicky

Can containers have spring and summer flowers in them?

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 20:04

I do the same as Artjak - bulbs in spring and annuals like petunia and lobellia in summer.  The annuals have plenty of room to sit above the bulbs - not sure how much room there would be for lilies and gladioli (ie a second lot of bulbs) side by side with the spring bulbs - maybe consider non bulb plants for summer instead?  Or bulbs for summer and non bulbs like primroses or pansies for spring?


Posted: 19/02/2014 at 06:38

Morning Dove and Archie - i'm afraid it is not my body clock but my rather loud alarm clock that makes me join you here.

great day yesterday, but back to work today.  And i am a garden diary keeper, and also keep a notebook of what is where (coz i can never find that sort of thing in a diary, it has to be in a list !)

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:36

What a transformation - love before and after pics 


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:34

Still sat in bed (oh the joys of a day off) - but the woodpeckers are going mad out there, so thought i would share !!


Posted: 18/02/2014 at 07:39

Morning Clari,Stacey,Dove - my its crowded here this morning!  Must be that dawn chorus creeping just a bit earlier every day.

dentist yesterday, but passed a flower stall selling native primroses (farmed, of course!) at £1 a pot - so bought a handful to go under a couple of new trees that went in last autumn, and are looking particularly bare at their trunks.  Tree order arrived - not unpacked yet, so have not worked out what is in the 20ft parcel (assuming it is a cane - or a very tall cherry tree)

day out in London today with my girls, my sister and nieces.  Going to the tower to see the crown jewels, and possibly some ravens ......

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 22:06

Don't worry Red - hellebore flowers withstand a good frost.  They may look a bit droopy first thing, but by midday they will be nodding away like nothing has happened.  Bit like daffodils

What now for my indoor hyacinths?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 20:06

My vote goes with the blue - grew them for the first time this year, but will do it again - luckily no wheezing here. Will plant mine out next weekend, and buy some tete a tetes to fill the container !

 Just to demonstrate Nuts point about the collapsing spikes - they had to be rescued with kebab sticks


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 19:55

Love "touch of class" verdun - don't know the others.  


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:42

Morning all - half term this week, so the usual schedule goes to pot.  working today, but dentist at lunchtime.  Day off tomorrow - day out planned. Then work for rest of week - but OH at home, taking delivery of trees.  Have a good day everyone - punkdoc, hope you are drying out now - i suppose it was it was too much to hope that all forumites would escape damage, so hope you are sorted soon.

Anyone name this bee magnet please?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:34

Hi higgy, it also looks a lot like my winter honeysuckle ... Here it is, although without the blue sky or bee!


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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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