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Latest posts by chicky

Hard pruning of roses

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:11

I do exactly as Dove says - a third off now, then a proper prune in Feb/march

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 09:09

Some of my white pentemmon are still going - if you keep on top of the deadheading earlier in the season.  Similarly for repeat flowering roses (winchester cathedral is looking good now).  But agree the japanese anemone Honorine Joubert is hogging the limelight at the moment.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 22:06

Lily - go right ahead - ideas are there for pinching.  Didn't line the crate but did put a good layer of gravel on the base, and used 50/50 grit and John Innes no 1.  

Helpppp! 24 x1 metre border- clay, shady and next to fence- lucky me!,

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:20

Tingly - there is a green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post.  Click on that and follow the instructions ...... and don't give up, it can sometimes take about a minute for the pics to upload.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:03

What a lovely blue Panda - worth the wait

Thanks everyone, for my crate comments .....  pleased as punch here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 20:00

Busy days for all.  Had a good bike ride - nice and quiet on the lanes we use - but definitely the leaves are now on the turn.

Fairy - my new sedum is Mr Goodbud - took some cuttings today.  It complements some new japanese anemones (that also sneaked their way in to my trolley) beautifully, so will plant them up together tomorrow.

Also treated myself to a bluebird hibiscus - to make up for the disappointment of waiting 4 years only to find the one i planted was pink.  I made sure this one had flowers on, so no mix up this time.  A planting session is required 2moz.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:29

Hope claws are pretty now Panda.  

Had good day - planted up my crate (pics on the star thread), did some weeding and  planted 100 allium and daff bulbs

Off for a bike ride now before the light goes - see you later

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 13:37

Lovely grasses Winnie - and lovely to see such a stunning front garden.  Bet peeps stop and admire

Todays star is my crate of sempervirums - nicked from an idea I saw at Wisley, and planted up this morning

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60969.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60970.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 feeling rather proud

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 09:21

Morning - just taking Chicklet for a driving lesson, then the weekend is all mine (said in a gollum voice).  Need to plant some daffs, plant some new purchases, and create my sempiverum crate ..... If it works out I'll share pics

Great result at the station Ggirl - you deserve recognition for all the things you do down there, so its great that people are starting to talk about it - go girl

Enjoy Malvern and Picton woody - seen pictures of the latter at this time of year and it looks amazing.  Can you keep an eye out for the names of ones that look like Monch but are greater than 6 ft tall?  Bamboogle gave me a name of one - am on the look out for more back of border stunners.  At the moment Lemon Queen is doing wonderfully for me (helianthus, not an aster) - but she needs some tall purple friends

Glad wrist is improving Dove.  Hope Lesley has a good week.

hugs for Verd.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 06:47

Have a great time at Malvern Woody - must make the effort to get there one year, always sounds good.

Mammoth potting session Lizzie - no wonder you fell asleep on the sofa.

Stay strong Beaus Mum - you are being a rock for all those Jason fans.

one more day, and then finally some gardening.  Had to go and get my car washed at the GC yesterday ( - "now I have heard them all" said OH) - and found a lovely bright pink sedum to add to the collection.  Will take a few cuttings before it goes in the ground, so next year I should have a decent sized clump. 

 

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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