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Latest posts by chicky

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:27
We have heather growing wild on a bank by our driveway - its obviously happy there so was thinking of adding to it. Lovely honey scent when the sun shines on it.


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:21
Matty - my smilies with hats come and go at random

Big hugs for tues Stacey - everything crossed here.

Lizzie - West Dean is lovely - especially the walled gardens and orchards. The open museum is fascinating too - leave plenty of time to wander - it is huge. My favourites are the railway worker cottages.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 11:36

Lily, mine is quite a big pergola:

 I have a Conctance S up each of the front posts, and 2New Dawns at the back to grow up and over and meet in the middle.  This is year 3 and the NDs are just starting to cover the top.

Climbing Rose

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:28

Constance Spry only flowers once, but it is very special when it does!  I have it growing up the upright post of a pergola, with New Dawn going over the top.  They are different pinks, but go well together.  My Mum was a Constance, so it is one of my most treasured plants.

Gertrude Jekyll has a wonderfu scent that carries a long way - love that one too.

Sarah Raven

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:18

Never tried her website, but she does great books.  I love the one about bold and beautiful flowers.  And have been very pleased with the quality of her online nursery plants.  


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:05

I remember - she posted a video of her garden not so long ago.  I had been planning on a visit, but we were on hols on her open day.

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 10:02

Fantastic Hollie - really looking forward to seeing how it develops - but what a great backdrop.  Darkness and owls are very special


Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:47

Chucking down here but good forecast for tomorrow. Will try and get my inside bits done today so i can make the most of it.

hope poorly peeps are looking after themselves well.

i enjoyed GW- never knew why it was called a Bourbon rose Very excited to read we have a new gardening tv series to look forward to.


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:04
Back in blighty - it was a work trip. Meeting rooms in Brussels look like meeting rooms here - they just take longer to get to. Only plus was chocolate on the table instead of a plate of biscuits!

Aim to make it home before GW starts - fingers crossed.

Ggirl - what a haul


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 06:19
Morning all - watch out Belgium, here i come ! Am on train 1 at the moment - only 5 more to go

Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

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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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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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

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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