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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:03

Beautiful Fairy Lucky indeed.

Will be thinking of you Liri - not an easy situation.  Hope you find somewhere good for her very soon.

Lesley - plantar fasciwotsit is a nightmare - my Dad suffered for months with it.  He found that one of the foot roller/massager things really helped - kind of like a cylindrical hedgehog.  Looked painful, but apparently quite a nice sensation.

had a good afternoon out in the garden.  Dug up all my irises, weeded the patch, added loads of compost and grit, then divided the irises and planted back in.  Hoping for a great display, and no weeds, next year.

then went for a bike ride - chain broke half way round so Mr  Chicky did his knight in shining armour bit and rescued me.  Might make our plans for a day out on the bikes tomorrow a bit complicated

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 19:00

I think the little umbrellas are the liverwort "flowers" .....its obviously very happy there.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:43

Looks like some sort of Liverwort Runny - intricate isn't it

the cannas are Mr Chicky's .....i can't be bothered with all that digging up and replanting.  However, they have done well this year, so I am glad he can

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:36


 Mr Bumblebee filling his boots


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:29

Lovely pics again everyone - Kathy, your garden looks great, LilyP - great colours, and I love the gate shot too, Daryl - some lovely treasures there

A few from around and about today .....aren't you just loving this weather



Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:19

We have the same ....who needs a gym subscription


Posted: 02/10/2015 at 18:02

Meep Panda. You'll be ace

This is my favourite Rudbeckia - Indian Summer - think it just about sums up today



Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:06

Morning all. Another sunny day to look forward to - might try to get out on the bike for a lunchtime spin

finally started ordering my bulbs last night ......autumn seems to have caught me unawares this year.  A sack of February Gold for the meadow, some alliums to replenish stocks and some mini white cyclaminnus daffodils because they make me smile.  Tonight I will be tulip shopping

Talkback: Three tips for growing amaryllis

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 07:59

The only place I have seen them growing here is at Wisley, in the walled garden against the south facing wall.  But when I went to Jersey at this time of year they were popping up everywhere like weeds 


Posted: 01/10/2015 at 06:57

A heart shaped tree ....maybe he thinks that will get him out of buying valentines cards Lesley

Glad Mr Yvie's op went well - hope he is not a fidgety person - the after treatment regime sounds like it would require some patience

Theatre was great - it was a play about a romance with a twist in wartime Glasgow.  Brought tears to my eyes at one point, so quite powerful.

and now to work I go

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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