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Latest posts by chicky

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:40

This is worse than a cryptic crossword ......  maybe the J is for just??

My motto is IFAPIFAP .......... if you are going to do something, then go for it !  Easier than Verdun's (but then they are all easy when you know the answer).

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:16

OL - I have one a bit like that called Shimmer - she's a bit shy, so trying to hide behind the "sofa" in the pic below ....


 There is also a lovely light purple one called Dianas Delight


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:33

growing cosmos

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:57

Saw a great tip on here recently, that i will be using - because i agree the copper bands are expensive, but work really well for me.  It was to use the adhesive copper tape stuck on rings made of old lemonade bottles sliced up, and use these as collars round plants instead.

Can't remember who made the suggestion - but its genius


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:52


Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:46

Morning all.

Cue for a song ? Only one I can come up with is .....Hi ho, hi ho, its off to work we go ......  all a bit mad at work at the minute ..... best i go try and shake it up/ calm it down/ watch the antics *


* delete as appropriate, according to mood of the moment

What plant is identifiable to which member?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 23:24

No more confusion please Tracey/OL - i only have a little brain 

Sadly, lupins are what i aspire to.  In reality, marigolds are probably more apt . Although these days even the dreaded carrot top is beginning to fade.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 23:05

Great snapdragons, and lovely clematis.  Meant to mention my Cecille is finally making an appearance.

David - you must be the expert at coping with extremes - your garden looks wonderful despite snow, heat and drought


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:44

Thanks Fairy - will be walking along the beach at Hunstanton come rain or shine this time

Peony help needed

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 06:39

Hi Sara - can't help you with the name, but thought i would let you know that i am growing one that my uncle raised from a stem cutting - so if you have some patience you might be able to grow one exactly the same as your neighbours.

also, if you can post a photo of the flowers someone on here might recognise it

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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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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Good Berries

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

No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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