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Latest posts by chicky

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:58

Lovely photos David - that first one really captures the essence of the season - fab


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:54

Hi Stacey - plenty of time for hellebores to germinate yet i would think - don't give up til the spring.

Gardening quiz

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:52

Brilliant Welshonion  - that has been on my mind all night, and now i have the answer. You could add an Olympic Size Swimming Pool to your list too - a very common comparator for volume.  Wonder who dreamt them up to start with?


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 06:45

Morning all - glad the missing bakewells appeared Archie !!

All quiet here after last night's pyrotechnics.  Wonder if it ever made it to Norfolk?

off to make a cuppa before i start my day - have a good one peeps......


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:51

hi Donna - like KEF's Mum we have magnolias that we just leave to get on with it.  At this time of year they lose their leaves (they are deciduous) - next May you should get more flowers and it will come into leaf again.  If you look you will see little furry buds on there already - that is next years flowers.  They are magnificent in a good year, but you can sometimes lose all the flowers to a late frost ..... Grrrr !


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 20:35

Gg - your thunderstorm has arrived here now (didn't take long!!).  Watch out Lily and Potty - its on its way


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:54

Lily - what sort of clematis? And we need pictures of new furniture!  I like to share in other people's purchases.

picked up my pyracantha red saphyr today - v pleased.  Took a picture of it in GC carpark to share with you peeps (attracting v strange looks from passers by) but then managed to delete it by mistake.  Will have to wait til weekend now as i never seem to be home in the light anymore

Gardening quiz

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:49

Give up !  ..........


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:41

Oh dear Gardengirl - don't be scared!!  Think of it as early fireworks.  It'll be on its way here very soon - and i have to turn out again at 10.30pm to pick up littlest chicklet from a school trip - joy!!

My orchid has finished flowering

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 19:38

I have a few, so that i can put the ones that have just flowered on an out of the way windowsill whilst i wait for them to make new flowers, and have the ones in flower on show.  They can take 6 months between flowerings.  They like light but not direct - mine are on north and west facing sills.  Only water them about once a fortnight.

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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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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