Latest posts by chicky

Coming soon... At last ....Chateau de Gateau

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 10:44

Love the sign - I'm pretty sure it was  Topbird who came up with the name too

Sounds like plans are coming together ....when do you plan to open?  Its all very exciting 

Lots of good suggestions from Chrissie on bunting - try googling how to make bunting for other hints and tips.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 03/06/2017 at 10:29

Morning  Beautiful day out there

Need to go shopping for container plants (never managed it mid-week) - trailing lobelia and other froth.  Then will plant up my summer pots and get my latest secret garden delivery in the ground (some thalictrum and some salvia .....all a bargain, and such fantastic quality plants)

See Monty has hit the headlines banging the drum for independent nurseries vs supermarket plant sales.  I was amazed, and slightly disturbed, that 40% of people now buy their plants from supermarkets 

Tomato Plant

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 06:53

Tomatoes do need direct sunlight - I wouldn't move them into the shade.  The curly leaf is just the way they sometimes grow - its not a problem, and as Lyn says, the older the leaves are, the more they grow out of it.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 02/06/2017 at 06:33

Morning. Its nearly the weekend

Had a nice meal out with friends last night - wasn't too late, but feeling rather weary this morning

Just been for a garden wander ......these beauties caught my eye.....great way to start a day 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 01/06/2017 at 19:29

Just checking in ๐Ÿ˜€  Out on the razzle this evening๐ŸŽ‰.... but need to post something to start getting emails for this thread.

see you in the morning folks .....

New pond

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 06:54

Absolutely beautiful

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 31/05/2017 at 06:27

Morning all

Another grey start here.  Need to start thinking about planting up my summer pots, what with June around the corner.  Might take a stroll down to the GC at lunchtime to see what colourful confection is on offer.  Already have pots of isotoma and blue salvias growing on in the greenhouse, just need some colourful froth to go with them.  Nemesias were a success last year, so might try them again๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 23:18

Bon Voyage Yvie - have a lovely holiday โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ

Amazing boot Dove - hope it does the trick, and you find plenty to keep you busy whilst it heals. As Joyce says.....plenty of tennis to watch in the next few weeks.

Enjoying Springwatch - but I like the presenters.  Loved the pigeon who just had to get that special twig under the peregrine's nest ......stupid boy 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 08:26

Hope the fracture clinic can get you hobbling Dove.  Dad managed with just a stick after a few days, but you have a knee to repair too   You need a few sedentary projects to keep you busy for a while 

Very grey out of my train window โนโนโน

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 06:50

Thanks Pat - will PM you nearer the time 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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 leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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