chicky


Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 07:26

Morning all


Wot are the plans for the sunny corner Dove - do share. Love a bit of garden planning 


Chicklet returns from Berlin today, so somewhere in the middle of my working day I have to fit in a quick trip to Gatwick.....but it will be good to have her home


Hope this hot spell puts the brakes on our plague of slugs ....I've taken to after-dark patrols, and its upwards of 30 a night so far


Enjoy the sunshine folks

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:58

I believe Panda was last seen heading towards a beer festival 🍺🍻🍺

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 22:41

Liri - you're a genius - centaury it was  How you deduced that from my awful photo is beyond me.  But I will go to sleep happy that I have learned a new flower


Night night peepsπŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 18:40

Lots of wildflowers Obelixx, but all fairly common ones - eggs and bacon, knapweed, tomentil, clover, self heal, some heather, and a little pink jobbie that I had never seen before



No orchids though.  We have a solitary marsh orchid growing in our meadow, and one appeared in a weedy patch outside the back door this year too - hoping they multiply 


sorry, blurry pic - the leaves are in focus though

Last edited: 17 July 2016 18:41:30

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:47

I'm not sure I grow Wild Swan "well", but I do have one plant still growing in its fourth year - the others turned up their toes.  It likes it damper and more shady than the more familiar late summer flowering anemones - it is some sort of cross and one of the parents likes damper conditions.


Rosy Hardy of Hardy's plants (in Whitchurch, Hampshire) was the grower that introduced it.  She is very friendly and really helpful.  Perhaps if you dropped her an email Alice she might have some of the answers ?  Worth a try

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:37

Mortuus - doesn't look like a beginners garden to me - looks fab.


Pp - your bank is really coming along - that area will look lovely and protected at the same time.  What else is going in there ?


Thanks Verd and Lizzie  its finally filling out

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 17:31

The redarrows were good 


HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:39

On the plus side, we are sat in a meadow teeming with wildflowers - think I might count the different sorts

HELLO FORKERS! July Edition

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 15:37

Hot, hot, hot here too  i am sat on a hill watching the fighter jets from Farnborough Air show - we were too stingy/disorganised to get proper tickets.  Its very loud and a bit scary, but Mr C is a very happy boy.  I drag him round on enough garden visits   Currently sat under an umbrella - brought it for showers, but it works as a parasol

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 09:21

Looking great Verdun - specially those agastache


Took some of my patch yesterday too







Discussions started by chicky

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
Replies: 4    Views: 297
Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
Replies: 29    Views: 1107
Last Post: Yesterday at 17:42

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
Replies: 17    Views: 428
Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

Replies: 2    Views: 647
Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

Replies: 10    Views: 601
Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

Replies: 2    Views: 642
Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

Replies: 3    Views: 596
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
Replies: 10    Views: 732
Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
Replies: 0    Views: 605
Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
Replies: 14    Views: 1187
Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

Replies: 6    Views: 743
Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Replies: 21    Views: 1425
Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

Replies: 4    Views: 686
Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

Replies: 22    Views: 4084
Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Replies: 11    Views: 835
Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05
1 to 15 of 53 threads