Latest posts by chicky

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:58

Beautiful Joe F - that ceonothus is stunning.  Keep squeezing the plants in - it is giving it a wonderfully exuberant look


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:53

Morning all  Liked the look of that choisya too - what do the leaves smell like Hosta??

planning a GC trip to start the hunt for annuals for my pots .... Normally takes a couple of trips to find exactly what I am looking for - isotoma, blue salvia and marguerite daisies.  Will pot up and grow on for a few weeks.  

Also had some gaura seedlings arrive in the post that need planting, and a load of seedlings that need potting on.  Starting to run out of GH space

Molly says thank you for all your lovely comments .....its making her blush

Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:43

I'm going to Chelsea this year - with my sisters and my Dad.  We have been going for the last few years and always have a lovely time.  We are all lucky to live close enough to get there and back quite easily, so we always go for the afternoon only tickets.  By about 6pm most of the day ticketers have gone home exhausted, so its much easier to wander round the show gardens (its open til 8).  Makes the tickets a bit cheaper too

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:50

Love what you've created there Wonky  Won't be long before the gaps start filling with flowers, but in the meantime you can be proud of the freshly weeded beds.....very satisfying


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:47

 Fidget - Molly (-in-a-bucket) has bloomed X5 .  She is absolutely beautiful, and I am sooooo excited


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 23:32

Think we will be up for a while too .... this one seems very important


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 13:50
Welcome back Fairy just having a sneaky peek in my lunch break

I have nasturtiums on their way - 100% germination

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 07:06

Very pretty Frit.  I can smell the Lily of the valley from here


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 06:54

Morning all Hope no one has been blown away.  Just been out to check for damage, and thankfully most plants seem ok.  Luckily the bit of trellis that caved in was one of the few without anything growing up it  Bracing ourselves for the next load of gales due to sweep through later today.  I hate wind

Aquilegias - so plumptious

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 21:35

Great tip, thanks Bob and Nut.  I have a lot that have self seeded in not-ideal places, but they are so pretty I am loathe to remove them.  So I will leave them for the flowers then give them a haircut

Funny how the fancy ones from the GC don't do nearly as well for me

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
Replies: 14    Views: 853
Last Post: 20/04/2017 at 01:49

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Replies: 7    Views: 518
Last Post: 24/03/2017 at 15:43


Planning a trip - any tips? 
Replies: 6    Views: 516
Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

Replies: 8    Views: 617
Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
Replies: 11    Views: 621
Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
Replies: 4    Views: 892
Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
Replies: 61    Views: 5211
Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
Replies: 17    Views: 1765
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

Replies: 2    Views: 1050
Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Replies: 10    Views: 1066
Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

Replies: 2    Views: 974
Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

Replies: 3    Views: 870
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
Replies: 10    Views: 1087
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
Replies: 0    Views: 907
Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
Replies: 14    Views: 1585
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50
1 to 15 of 58 threads