Latest posts by chicky

Is this a Hellebore?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:17

Its the native one - also known as the stinking hellebore.  I was a bit worried about the name but apparently it only stinks if you crush the leaves 😷 

They get tatty after the first year,  but seed really easily so there are always babies waiting to take over πŸ˜€

Cardboard planters and peas

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:13

I plant sweetpeas like that and the tubes always go mouldy- I just ignore it ..... never seems to do any harm 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 13:10

Thanks for the suggestions on mulch - am waiting on a reply from the local council,  but had not thought of trying local landscapers.

Sitting waiting for my medical - tummy grumbling loudly.  

Just realised what day today is 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 06:48

Morning lovely peeps

Work medical this afternoon, so porridge now, but then fasting til 2pm.  Work and drinking water .....not a happy combo 

Quince now firmly anchored in the ground  Plus lots of stuff cut back and a few other plants in their final positions.  Trying to find a source of large quantities of green waste for mulching.  Have tried googling and can only find places charging £100 for a builders bags worth.  Have emailed local council.  Does anyone else have tips on how I could get a truck's worth delivered without a second mortgage?

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 17:37

How exciting . Will be lovely to meet you all 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 16:22

Just having a quick cuppa before I head back out for some more chopping back.  Wonky -amethyst phlox is my absolute favourite 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:57

It even caused checkout envy .....I had to keep a very tight hold of it

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:51

Just to tempt you further Dove

can you see why I was smitten 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:14

Just had a look around and caught up ......hadn't noticed the nonsense before, but it is utterly ridiculous.  Big ((hugs)) Dove - keep on keeping on.  I'm now feeling quite cross  Since I am about to head out to the garden, secateurs in hand, that might be unfortunate 

Bought a gorgeous new japanese quince called Hot Fire at Wisley yesterday, deep deep red, I couldn't resist.  So that needs planting up too.  Not a sunny day, but no rain, so should be productive.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:01

I hope you can Tbird - fingers crossed.

Beaus Mum and I have met before (day out at Wisley) - so I will know one face, but looking forward to meeting many more 

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