Latest posts by chicky

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 07:14

What a great thread - such vivid colours out there

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 26/10/2016 at 06:56

Oh dear Hosta - early start indeed.  Still pitch black here, with the owls hooting away, and you will be at work by now

My sorbus tree arrived yesterday - and a beautiful one it is too.  Must pop to the GC at lunchtime to get some tree guards to protect its trunk from marauding bambis.  Think this weekends job will be to get it (and the boxes of daffodil and allium bulbs that are messing up my kitchen) in the ground.

I've been to Barnsdale today

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 22:22

Great colours Nut. A lovely garden - must make a detour there again sometime soon.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 07:56

Morning all - slightly later start today as working from home - means I can spend my coffee breaks wandering round the garden spotting autumn sights Great view of your garden LilyP - what a brilliant acer

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 07:00

Very sad news Pdoc. ((Hugs)) - lots of them

Loved Henry hiding under the stairs too - its like he was saying "who, me ??"  Hope the constructive phase can now begin.

Having the very last of our autumn raspberries on my porridge this morning - they have been amazing this year.  Lots of tomatoes still ripening too, so I am ignoring advice to rip them all out for another week or so.

Best get a wiggle on - work beckons.  Littlest chicklet on half term this week, so don't have the discipline of a train timetable to keep me from faffing

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 09:20

spare room and dumping ground are interchangeable terms here too - littlest chicklet uses it as an extension to her bedroom, and she has inherited the messy gene.  We used to laugh when she was younger - she would leave her clothes in a heap on the floor exactly where they fell and then step away looked like a snowman had melted.  Her sister, meanwhile, gets twitchy if everything is not "just so".  Obviously nature and not nurture

Off to Southampton for a shopping day today .....someone has been promised a new handbag 

Sorry to hear Mrs Pdoc is searching for work.  Hope she finds something (close to home) very soon.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 21:01

Well I am going to put in a vote for crocuses in lawns - I love them.  We had them (inherited) in our last house, and seeing them open on a sunny February day was a delight .  We never found it a problem letting the leaves die down (they are quite grass like anyway)....but we never had a bowling green lawn 

I'd do it here if I could, but the deer eat them

Sharing my forsythia

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:47

Great sequence Flumpy - great to remember just how much changes over the seasons .....coz we don't notice when its slowly changing around it

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:40

Fabulous story. Hope to see annual updates

I have an oak tree growing from a special acorn, known as Mum's tree.  It is now 7 years old, and I am hoping to be able to keep it in its pot (its a big one ) for a few more years yet.

Magnolia Susan

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:27

Magnolia Susan is spectacular for a few weeks a year, whereas an amelanchier will give you flowers in spring and lovely autumn leaf colour too.  So I guess your choice is between an annual hit of wow factor, or more muted but longer display.  I'd personally go with the magnolia, because I love that short burst of glory every spring (always assuming the frost doesn't muller them)

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More gardening TV

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