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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 06:48


Littlest chicklet's last parents evening before the GCSEs next summer.  They all said very encouraging things.  Lovely to see her growing in confidence outside the house - she has never had a problem with us, but finally the rest of the world is getting to see the real her too. Clucking around like a proud mother hen

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 06:33

Matty - be strong, you're a fighter.  And we are all right behind you.  Sending positive thoughts your way, and many ((hugs)) too.  

Greenhouse disposal

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 07:03

Steve - what a result


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 07:01

Yuck David - thats a bit of an eyeful first thing in the morning

 Not a good nights sleep - rain battering on the roof all night.  Do not feel like work at all....but here I go anyway.....


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:51

 So sorry Matty 

Sofa shopping was a disaster - have now established all the things Mr Chicky doesn't like - but none of the things he does.


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 10:30

Hiya OL - sorry to hear things are stressful - planting up your sink sounds a great way to have some downtime.  Enjoy your day out Lily


Posted: 16/11/2014 at 10:08

Have a good trip Dove (bet you're long gone by now).  Enjoy snuggling with the papers LP.  And fairy - you're a dynamo.  Hope the mist clears soon KEF - at least no rain for now.

shopping trip today - need a new sofa.

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 18:37

I try to avoid the red hot pokers too

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:28

Not today, but I often "sit" on plants - when you plant close together there is no room to bend down


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:25

Lots more weeding done - amazing how liquorishy agastaches smell even when they have lost their leaves.  Potted up some bareroot sedums, achillea, asters and geraniums to fill some gaps next year.  Also decided to plant my alliums in pots - i know i have gaps, but I can't remember where - this way I can slot them in next May.

Time to read some more of my book - a fascinating account of how someone round here recreated a jekyll garden from the original plans.  Will visit next summer, but thought I'd learn the story first - bit like reading the book before you go to the movie

Discussions started by chicky

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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