Latest posts by chicky

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:46

Joyce - it is called something like Hawaiian Coral.  The first pic is Coral Charm which starts off a similar colour, but fades to cream as time goes on.  Fleeting, but wonderful

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:20

Its peonyfest time here

plus some lupins too

Newly Transplanted Hydrangeas--Are they dead?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 07:44

You might want to think about re- siting them too (although wait and see if they recover first).  Hydrangeas like a lot of water, so they will never be happy in the rainshadow of a roof unless you spend a lot of time watering them.  Have you anywhere else they could go?


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 07:40

Morning. Just popping out to the GH for a watering session, then a day of work beckons

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:41

Snap Fidget

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:40

Ok, got it now .....its a leucadendron (a type of proteus)

Looking back, I made a pretty good stab at it from memory

What is this...

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:33

If it is from the Charlie Ablone garden it is a tender plant from Australia, that we can't grow over here A something like "lechedendron" ......but I'll have to look it up to check the spelling

Before and (nearly) after

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 23:28

Wonderful DD - looks so settled in already

Should I create a bed for a hedge?

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:46

How high do you want the hedge to be ?  And do you want evergreen?  Or something that flowers?

Yew makes a nice evergreen hedge, and beech is a nice deciduous one - whatever you choose is going to need trimming at least once a year if you want to keep it compact.


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:39

...meant to ask Clari - how were the Grand Design creators?  Lots of teeth sucking noises at the audacity of your plans?  OH likes to guess the price quote, based on the number of sharp intakes of breath performed at the initial visit - he believes they have an exponential relationship πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”)

Discussions started by chicky

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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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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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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