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Latest posts by chicky

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:41

Big thumbs up for Peckover from me too - its where OH got the inspiration for my obelisks !

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:16

I love garden visiting - for spotting new plants, what looks good with what and generally just soaking up the atmosphere.  Each winter I think I must do more visiting - but then my garden seems to monopolise all my time once the summer comes round again.  I need more weekends !!


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:13

Hi Lizzie - did you make it to the Weald and Downland museum?


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:49

Fairygirl - just seen your fab pictures of snow topped ridges on the camera thread.  And its reminded me to ask about your knees - will you be scaling those peaks again soon??


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:43

Thanks for the miscanthus advice verdun - i shall try and find space in the GH.  The variety is Professor Richard Hansen - reddy plumes to start with, but golden now.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:33
Not sure what happened there - that was last night's post. Must be in some sort of time warp!


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:29
Yum yum - thanks. Surreptitiously tapping on my phone whilst waiting for ceremonies to start. Sure the teachers won't notice !!

Verdun - now that you have your mind on grasses - i have three miscanthus types in pots bought in the summer. Am i too late to plant them now? Or should i just sink the pots in the ground, or should i keep in GH??? Many thanks


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:31

Christmas pudding made and (v important) stirred.  Lots of wishes made.  All ready for 8 hours steaming tomorrow.

Fruit for Christmas cake also soaking.  Kitchen smells all Christmassy !!  Know I'm not allowed to use the C** word yet - but given that I am doing genuine Christmas baking, I feel that I should have special dispensation for this weekend only.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 13:15

Whatever its name, it is a beauty


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 13:11

Andy - so sorry to hear you have been in the wars. Really hope they can sort out whatever it is - in the meantime take it easy - its perfect weathet for armchair gardening

I have a day of errands today, then some garden tidying up tomorrow.

Sad to say goodbye to Monty yesterday - i always enjoy GW on a Friday evening.  And its reminded me to get out there and take some viburnum opulus cuttings

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

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

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

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
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