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Latest posts by chicky

Summer has arrived

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 06:53

Marion - your tomatos are looking great.  Still to get my first red one here - and doubt whether any will make it by August 4th !


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 06:47

Morning all

Dove has a day off, so I might well be talking to myself this morning - the lone member of the early shift.

Finally had some rain here overnight.  Probably connected to the fact that I filled up all my water butts with a hose yesterday evening (they are the only source of water for GH, since it is quite a way from the house).  Still, it looks like it was only a light shower, so wouldn't have added much to the butts anyhow.


Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 06:24

Thanks Verdun, I must admit I find echinaceas very tricky


Posted: 24/07/2013 at 06:20

Morning Dove, and those to come.

still rainless here, but cucumbers now coming thick and fast ( from the GH, not the sky).

best get going - have good days all

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:15

Hooray for the long antcipated Cosmos flower

love the colour of those day lilies too

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:12

Verdun- do you get a second flush of flowers from your echinaceas, or do you just delay flowering?  Mine aren't even flowering for the first time yet

A few more "what are these" photos

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:03

Agree the last one is a Japanese anemone - it's just about to flower, so you will soon find out if it is a white or pink one

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:55

Good to have you back Nut 

Perenials - cutting back for second flush

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:51

Oriental poppies don't flower again, but you do get a fresher crop of leaves.

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 06:58

LF, those roundabouts are great ! Wouldn't it be wonderful if other councils followed their lead.  We have loads of oxe eye daisies on the verges round here, but they haven't go more adventurous than that yet.

big fan of yellow rattle here too - had great germination from the patches I planted last autumn, so will do the same in another area this year, and hopefully it will start to colonise my whole field.

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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