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Latest posts by chicky

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 23:22

Trowels, trellis and Titchmarsh!

Forget me nots

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:08

How funny - spent the weekend pulling up this year's FmNots - and found loads of ants nesting in their roots - I didn't realise it was a common thing!

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:06

The talent round here is astonishing !  Thanks for sharing

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 07:03

Moribund committees are the best type


Posted: 11/06/2013 at 06:47

Dove - sorted !  Off to go select a pair of colour co-ordinated wellies from my vast collection.

Or maybe it would be easier to make sure that the floaty dress is khaki green ....

clematis - The President

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 06:45

Back to the President - I have two in their second year, and both are growing very slowly, with only one leader each !  But with Group 2 clematis generally I don't prune back, just train the shoots that are there so they go in a zig zag up the trellis (or bring them back down in a loop if I have missed them and they have gone straight up to the top) - that way you get coverage with the limited shoots you have.  Not sure its the right way, but works for me in most cases.


Posted: 11/06/2013 at 06:41

Morning Daisy and Dove

Dove - will be thinking of you with my fingers crossed (mentally, or I might get even more clumsy) - I'm sure everything will be easily sorted out.

Looking out the window at the drizzle with a bit of consternation - no work or gardening today, but tickets for the tennis at Queens.  Do hope it clears up by noon.  Trying to decide between floaty summer dress (like a society gal) or winter woollies.  Think the ww might win ....


Posted: 10/06/2013 at 06:57

Morning - work today.

Thought I would try and be arty:

 In reality it is the bits I knocked over with my clumsy weeding yesterday.  But Sarah Raven would be proud ....

Enjoy your days

Summer has arrived

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:16

I shall be investing come bulb planting time - if I can remember the name !  Best go make a note now....

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 23:12

Mrs G - lovely pictures - love your circular steps.  Alliums are fast becoming one of my favourite flowers .

Archie - almost a theatre (auricula style)

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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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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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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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