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Latest posts by chicky

Planting out Lupins

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 06:42

I will be waiting til the frosts are gone before I plant mine out.  I'll harden them off for a week or two first.  I did this last year and got flowers in August, but this year those same plants have happily survived their first winter and I expect flowers in June as normal.


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:02

Thanks again Verd ...seem to have hiccups


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 18:52

Quick question .... Got agastache cuttings growing well in the GH - single stems getting quite tall .....should I pinch them out ??


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 09:40
Thanks Verd - might try and get the pinched shoots to root - I'm getting close to creating a drift


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 07:13

Quick question .... Got agastache cuttings growing well in the GH - single stems getting quite tall .....should I pinch them out ??


Posted: 30/04/2015 at 06:42

Morning all

Really enjoyed Monty Very entertaining but interesting too.  Think OH enjoyed it too. 

And now, after that little bit of midweek gardening excitement ......its back to the grindstone


Posted: 29/04/2015 at 06:52

Morning peeps.  Glad you popped in OL - a compost scoop is a wonderful thing (and I mean that sincerely).

out to see Monty Don tonight  - finally got tickets for a theatre near me (thanks to Topbird and Lily for alerting me to the possibility).  I guess it might have been made possible by the snooker bumping GW off the schedules this Friday .....they say every cloud has a silver lining

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:29

Just Googled MrsG - you are absolutely right to call her Pamela.  But she seems to respond better when she gets called Barbara ......maybe try that next year, along with the BFB

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:13

Oh MrsG, you have just made me laugh out loud (a true lol).  

Not a Babs Jackman expert, but perhaps you could try some clematis food to help her along for next year? or maybe she is sulking because you keep calling her Pam

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:06

Happy Birthday OL, BtG and oneof7

Plenty of cake here already, so here's something to go with it


Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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Tree id

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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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