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Latest posts by chicky

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:44

Red - they have bred clematis specially for pots too - think they are called patio clematis or boulevard series.  I have just used Taylors Clematis mail order and was delighted.  Really big plants for £8-10.  Very friendly people too - i'm sure they would be happy to advise if you gave them a ring

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

No people trouble here, but the deer are a challenge.  Have fenced off a flower garden, and recently a veg garden - its a bit like having garden rooms (in my more pretentious moments).  The rest of the garden is theirs to roam ..... by trial and error i am getting a longer and longer list of things they won't eat

And its still quite thrillng to see them wandering round the lawns

 

Had a rabbit last year, and i was in despair - our fences are 8ft high, but not rabbit proof.  Luckily the rabbit is no more, and this year none have appeared to replace it.  Fingers crossed.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

Lovely pics Fidget.  We went last week and loved it - but i was too busy gasping to remember to take pictures ..... Yours have brought it all back.  

It was a long drive (2.5 hours for us) - but made me realise it is worth making a bit of an effort to get to these iconic places.  We left home at 10, and were back by 7, and had a magic day in the middle.  Sissinghurst next on my list too Wintersong

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:32

Wonderful photos all - thanks for sharing.  I think this is my favouritest thread of all

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:19

Survived the first day, but oh so tired.  Is it too early for bedtime yet

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:52

We're on the Surrey/Hampshire border, near Haslemere

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:49

Morning All  Just been out to check GH and heard my first cuckoo of the year

Raining steadily here, and has been all night.  GH babies all survived their first night outside - even the badly flagging cucumbers have revived from their post transplant sulk.

and now....... to work

cosmos

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:16

OL - they do sometimes run away with themselves.  You can prick them out into new pots and bury quite a lot of stem to make them sturdier.  And, having done that, i would move them somewhere a bit cooler to grow slowly and steadily. 

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:02

Have it recorded - thanks Bob

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 22:01

Wonderful Berghill - always enjoy a tour round your amazing garden, and this month did not disappoint 

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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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

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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