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Latest posts by chicky

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:14

Bev - love the colours too.  What a pretty acer !


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 22:07

Survived the grumpies !  So glad you're feeling a bit better Matty

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 07:04

Just read back - it is obviously a fencling ...

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 07:02

Great job, FG.  Straight as a die too !!

Remind me again - will this be a fence when it grows up?

Does anyone else..........

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:58

We just bung it all on.  We keep adding for a year, then scrape the top off, use the bottom and start again for the next year.  All seems to rot down fine.  Have just started to use this year's lot.

I'm sure chopping will get you there quicker - but waiting a year suits us fine.


Posted: 08/05/2013 at 06:55

Morning Dove, FG and Andy. 

and Evening Pash ! 

Rain overnight (got what I asked for so mustn't moan) - my water butts need refilling, so thats ok.

Pinched out my Cosmos (taking Verdun's advice this year and will get them really stocky before planting out).

Working in London today - train station and grumpy commuters here I come .....


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 22:15

Night everyone - must be all that fresh air making us sleepy

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:20

No gardening today - unless watering the GH counts !  Glorious again, but (dare I say it) we could do with some rain!

Plants in the garden seem to have doubled in size the last weekend.  Last week I was worried I had planted everything too sparsely - today i can't find places between the plants to step !

Watch out with that pickaxe, FG !

Plant ID

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 20:13

I have a few elders growing from cuttings, and they look very like that.  Just been out to check their leaves, and they also have that very slight zig zag around the edge.  So my vote goes with elder.

If they are, homemade elderflower cordial is great - check out the web for recipes

Email notifications are back

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:31

Blackest - many thanks for letting us know what is going on - I for one appreciate it !

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

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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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14
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