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Latest posts by chicky

Veronicastrums and heleniums

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 21:55

I've got a few Moorheim Beauty plants too - so far behaving themselves beautifully, and definitely not a thug.  I love the colours - sort of marmalade/burnt sugar.  Don't give them away Verdun - you'll love them


Posted: 17/04/2013 at 21:52

Brumball, I have some Dalmation purple (also Dalmation peach and D cream).  I got them as plugs last summer, so this will be their first summer of flowering.  They are meant to be perennial, rather than biennial - but will wait and see.  Mine have all survived the winter and are beginning to put on lots of growth.  They are in quite a damp spot in partial shade.  Will let you know if and when I see a flower spike

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 19:03

In from work - now off for a walk.  Love these light evenings

Andy - 60 tomato plants is a mammoth session !  Hope the Garden Club and the school are suitably appreciative - should 1) raise some funds and 2) get some more youngsters bitten by the bug we have all caught

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:34

Jess - My ferrous sulphate ones are pretty vibrant blue too !

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:29

Hi sterelitza - they didn't touch my echinops last year (big blue thistle-y thing) - probably because the leaves are vaguely spiky.  The plants were in the same beds as some rudbeckias, which they munched to extinction

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 21:19

Hi there one and all - Dove, your OH sounds like he is really getting the hang of it, taking the baby tomato plants out for a bit of fresh air !

Woo2 - glad I 'm not the only one who dashes into the garden in a dressing gown and wellies.  My neighbours are used to it now

Been away for a while - my computer has a virus, and have only just worked out how to log in on another machine.  Hopefully the computer doctor can fit us in soon, as I can't find anything on this one.

Had a great weekend gardening.  V excited to see my magnolia flowers finally starting to break their buds - less excited to frost forecast for Fri and Sat - which will finish them off just as they are starting.  Lets hope the forecast is wrong.



Posted: 12/04/2013 at 07:00

I think my posts is fixed - well done technical people !!


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 06:58

Dove - will be pleased to - lists are my speciality.

There is a very special satisfaction from crossing things off when you have done them.  Have to admit to occasionally adding something to a "to do" list even if I have already "done it" - just for the pleasure of crossing it off.

Ok - enough already - exposing dodgy personality traits must stop


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 06:48

Its Friday - thank goodness

Hope you all have good days - I will spend it making mental lists of the things I will do tomorrow - nearly all of which will involve  spade !

And "my posts" seems to have lost its squashed tomato - so well done to the boys and girls behind the Forum scenes

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 23:19

MMP - an old land rover enthusiast? !!  Will have to introduce you to my OH, who spends most of his time under the bonnet of his (V reg, when it was at the end of the reg plate).  My last birthday was spent on an off road day (complete with tea and hotdog from Ricks Caff) - he knows how to treat a chick well .  Will tell him about the Aldi Nail Oil pens

Discussions started by chicky

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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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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