Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 20:33

Love, love, love Blakeney point Dove - lovely photos - brings back memories of collecting samphire with my Grandad, and bringing it back for Grandma to cook - she served it liberally sprinkled with vinegar.  Happy days

Glad you enjoyed Miss Saigon Yvie .....never tried the live streaming shows - sounds like its worth giving them a go.

Gave up on gardening - too many showers to dodge.  Helped OH instead, who is transforming the disaster area outside our back door.  I laid one course of a dry stone wall - bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle (with rotation), but one where you are never quite sure if all the pieces are there.  Very proud of my efforts.  Before and after photos will follow, when the after is fully finished.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 11:32

Obxx - Leeds is favourite so far, followed by Birmingham.  We'll have to see what comes back in the way of offers ......

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 10:06

Morning all - been ferdiddling down all night - meant to clear up later, so might get some weeding/clearing/planting done after all.

Birmingham was a success - just Cardiff to go next weekend and then our grand tour of the country is complete and littlest Chicklets application form can be submitted.  Feels like we have covered many miles of train track

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:09

Bit upset about the change of weather forecast - tomorrow is my gardening day ☔️☔️☔️☔️

On a train with littlest Chicklet again today - Birmingham is today's destination   

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:05

Morning Yvie - I can't sleep either ....but in my case its coz that dratted alarm clock keeps going off

Hope you are soon on the mend - horrible when your head feels like its stuffed with cotton wool

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 06:22


Just catching up......wonderful sunrise picture Fairy and great news on embryonic tearoom DD.  Went on a camping holiday to les sables d'ollonne when I was about 14 Ob ....I remember those sands (plus, are there natural salt pans somewhere near, or am I mixing up my holiday memories?).  Enjoy the relly-visit GW.

Work is mad busy at the moment - not leaving time for much else.  Best get going .....


Posted: 10/10/2016 at 06:54

Lovely photos .....look good enough for the Camera thread to me

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 06:51

Happy first anniversary to Mr&Mrs Fidget🍾🍸🍾🍸🍾

Trouble with working on a Sunday is that you don't really feel like the weekend happened.  Onwards and upwards, in the words of the grumpy GQT man

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 22:30


HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 22:20

I read Wild Swans about 25 years ago, and it still chills me to think about it. Magnificent book, but made me realised how blessed I was to have been born when and where I was.  

No gardening for me today.  Had to work this morning, and when I finally finished I couldn't summon the energy to get out there after all. Watched 3 back to back Poldarks instead ....nearly caught up now

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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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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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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