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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:54

Oh help - fingernail chewing time here. OH just been out to get more logs for fires and the earth round the roots of a huge fir tree (not good with measurements, but must be equal to 5 storey building) is moving alarmingly.  Too far from our house to cause us damage, but on boundary with NDN.  Just been round to get them to evacuate their granny annex just in case.  Now just waiting rather helplessly ......

feel a bit sick


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:15

Just got back from a very windy, horizontal rainy, new years day walk - but it had to be done.  Lots of wet macs now drying in the kitchen.  We went to one of the areas of local heathland, as I was a bit worried about the wisdom of a woodland walk in this weather.  Most of the paths were rivers, but we were wearing wellies, so ploughed on regardless.  Satisfying in a bracing sort of way.  Saw one other couple, and no dogs in our 90 minutes rambling - oh, and a blackbird   and some flowering gorse (can I add it to my NYD list if it wasn't in my garden I wonder...)

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:15

Panda - looks like an iberis to me - don't have any in my garden, but looking at the lists lots of people do.  I am sure someone will confirm or deny.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:04

Nut wins by a country mile !  Unless there are other challengers out there???


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:29

Lovely avawotsit Fairy - is it one of the flower fairies?  Used to spend ages poring over them when i had just hatched ....


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:03

Glad to see JohnH making a speedy return to good spirits - hope you are dancing soon!

I always use M fungi, but no idea whether it works as have never put one in without as a comparison - the GC's love me - i just part with my money, no questions asked.

Foul weather to start a new year - just been to retrieve a chicklet and the roads are flooded in parts.  OH fancies a walk, whatever the weather - think i might wrap up and join him.  And we don't even have a dog to walk 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:51

Ok - my count made it to 11 - as landgirl said, it cheers the soul.  Thanks to Nut for introducing me to what will now become a Chicky tradition - its amazing what you can find flowering if you really go searching.

I have:

viburnum bodnatense Dawn

hazel catkins

a valiant rudbeckia still holding on to a couple of blooms

ditto with a scabious

a kaffir lily

native primrose





rosemary (a couple of little flowers hiding at the back, in front of a south facing wall - that was my most exciting find!!)

Still to come, but not valid for todays count are 2 daphnes, lots of hellebore buds and a winter box. My gardening year has begun


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 01:35

Happy 2014 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:32

Bowing out for the evening -   here's to a very happy, healthy and successful New Year for you all.  May your gardens always have blooms (even on NYD)

For chicky

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 16:10

I want some !!  Might have to remind myself how to knit though ....

slight problem will be that there is only a limited universe of people who know me as Chicky, and the rest of the world might think i have taken leave of my senses.

love the holly berry ones too

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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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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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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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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