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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 06:50

Morning DD - good luck with the bureaucracy

First Frost Here

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 22:11

Looking beautiful MrsG


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 06:46

We inherited a weedy specimen when we moved here - very few berries, and it soon came out as compost fodder.  But it might not have been profusion - different varieties often have differing levels of berries.

Transplanting raspberry bushes

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 06:41

Love raspberries too.  We have autumn ones that have been a great success and are thinking of adding some summer ones too.  However, we have been recommended to plant them in separate beds, as the autumn ones are vigourous and send out runners, which will soon swamp the summer ones.


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 06:33

Wonderful colours Bill. Quite cheered my morning up

Had a quick pop in the GC yesterday and invested in some indoor/prepared hyacinth bulbs.  Planted some this time last year and they came into flower just as we took the Christmas decs down - the time of year when things really need brightening up.  Went for white instead of blue this time - heard the scent is a bit less intense. Will get them in the pot this get me in the mood for planting up my tulip pots at the weekend - after all, its November now.

Winter Readings

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 20:56

Oh - well done Pansyface - I forgot Anna Pavord's Curious Gardener - loved that one too


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 06:48

Poor LillyP's aunt - that sounds dreadful treatment.

Thought we were going to get our first frost - it was very cold already when I got in last night - but the clouds must have come over, as no sign of Jack out there.  

Just ordered a copy of the book of letters between Beth Chatto and Mr Lloyd - should be here by the weekend.  Have heard great things, so hope I enjoy it

Help with penstemons

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 22:04

I cut mine back about April each year - by that time you can see the new growth coming through and you can cut back to that - get rid of all the straggly bits and you will be left with a lovely fresh green mound

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 21:53

Well I predict our first frost tonight.  Just drove home and its down to 2 already.

Small container tree

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 18:48
One of the small acers is what I was going to suggest too - snap Bob !

Discussions started by chicky

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: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

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

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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