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Latest posts by chicky

What's Your Favourite Gardening Book?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:56
Love that one Artjak - also anything by Christopher Lloyd - if pictures are a most then Colour for adventurous gardeners - if you can cope without pictures then the well tempered gardener.

For general garden related ramblings i love the Morville books by Katherine Swift, or Anna Pavord the gentle gardener

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:07
Good idea about the bulbplanter - must remember that !

Cleaning the inside of watering can rose

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:01
Mine get blocked - not by scale but by bits of debris. If you let it dry out completely you can shake it all out of the end that joins the spout - with a bit of patience

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:52
What a coincidence - i was thinking exactly the same - not sure whether to Alternate, or do blocks of each, or just keep the varieties very separate. Will be watching answers with interest

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 17:49
Good luck Marion ! Would love to see your garden on the screen. And Nut - you should give it a go - its not weeds, its wild !

And Berghill, and Punkdoc, and Verdun - throw your hats into the ring ! Would suggest Lizzie too, but guess the title excludes her

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:26
Dove said she was off on a mini-break - no need to call in search and rescue yet Hope she is having a lovely time ...

Neglected flower beds

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:23
I would get rid of the moss if you can. And mulch should be ok over yet to emerge plants at this time of year. They say to mulch round plants, rather than over them, to stop the crowns rotting- but i would think that would be less of a problem at this time of year. You might also discover emerging perennials when you strip off the moss - it forms quite a thick mat.

Time to get busy!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:13
I love my GH BB2 - hope you have many happy hours pottering in yours

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 06:44

Lily, you're right, it seemed strange for the alarm clock to be going off in the dark again.  Work for me, but taking the train, so will probably pop back in later

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:17

This is my first year of using them, so can't comment on durability yet.  But the inside of old loo rolls do the trick too, and you plant the whole thing.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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