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Latest posts by chicky

Butterfly watch?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 19:23

Hi Chilli - went for a walk with OH this afternoon, and couldn't believe the number of butterflies around.  Mostly brown ones with red wing tips (must get myself a book to learn their names!) and a couple of white ones too.

Seems strange to think that last weekend there was snow on the ground, and these fellas must have been hiding under rocks somewhere

We are obviously not the only ones smiling coz the sun has finally come out

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:59

Marion - I don't think you can beat rudbeckias for the end of the year.  I find them one of the easiest flowers to grow from seed as they have pretty robust seedlings right from the start.  Indian Summer is my favourite.

No private club

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:49

TT - I also look in the mirror and see my Mum !  Used to think it was spooky - now just think it is lovely

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:44

Flo - don't think the May mag is out yet - I just noticed it in the "coming next month" bit of the April one.  If I remember, I'll post when it comes along.


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:19

Joanne - I agree with Bob. I would give any possibly dead plant another couple of months to resurrect itself.  Once the weather warms up it is amazing how quite unpromising sticks can burst into life.  All my lavenders are looking pretty grotty at the moment - but pretty sure they are all still alive.  Good luck!


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:14

Made me smile - getting a discount coz it had no leaves !


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:10

JG - love your bargain !  I have an Orange Dream which is currently only about a foot tall - can't wait for it to look like that one !

White Crocus

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:49

Lovely !

The sunshine has finally opened mine out too - and the bees are straight in there !!

plum trees - problems

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:48

Our plum buds are just starting to break - but only started this week.  I also found they were slower to get going the first year they were planted - but maybe because I was anxiously checking them every time I walked out the door .  In the second year you get much more relaxed !

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 17:37

Flo - if you get the GW magazine they say the May edition will come with 48 "free" lavender plants.  I used this offer last year - they are tiny when they arrive (like little fingernail size !) - but they have grown on well and are now quite bushy in 1 litre pots.  So if you are willing to wait a year it might be an option for your new paving

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