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Latest posts by chicky

Early Spring

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:40

Oh, that picture has made me smile so wide

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:31

Here's my promised pic - doing well in a pot atm, but not as big as blairs



Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:24

We have a local galanthophile who sells named varieties at £1 a pot at the local garden group, so i have a few.  I like the simple ones for drifts, but have a few clumps of the bigger flowered special varieties too - ones I picked were Magnet, Kite, Sam Arnott, Brenda Troyle, James Backhouse and Silverwells.  No doubt I will be tempted by some more this spring too.  He is such am enthusiast, it would be rude not to

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 06:56

How upsetting LilyP - that sort of stuff is irreplaceable


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 06:49

Hope everyone has come through the gales ok - i hate strong winds - very scary.  We missed them here this time. 

Wheelie bins definitely fox proof Lyn.

nearly survived the first week back - one more day to go.  The holidays seem a distant memory already.  But weekend forecast looks fine, so looking forward to getting outside

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 22:50

Hi Paul - great garden - you're going to have lots of fun

We have had to have some conifers taken down in the past.  The guy who came and did the work had his own chipper, but was happy to leave the chippings with us. We have then used them to line a few paths, make a greenhouse floor covering, and as a weed suppressant/mulch on areas where shrubs are growing (not flower beds).


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 21:19

It was all the rage in Cologne when we visited about 5 years ago - didn't realise we had imported the custom.  Mind the bridge doesn't collapse ....

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 21:16

Happy birthday - glad the sun came out for your special day

 Have to admit, it didn't look too hopeful this morning - so it was all the more welcome when he finally arrived! 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 19:30

Verdun - sounds like an extreme home makeover - bet some co-ordinated cushions were involved somewhere.  Glad you got your Soft Caress - have not forgotten that I promised you a photo - should be able to deliver tomorrow.

(have just re-read that last sentence and it sounds decidedly dodgy ... But Verd will know exactly wot I mean)

one more day til freedom and daylight at home - wonder if anything has grown 

Hope your heating gets sorted tomorrow Lizzie - I'd sleep in the living room if I were you !


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 06:50

Indeed - lovely news AlanD.  And good morning Wintersong, and all those yet to come.

did a little bird tell me it was someone's birthday today


Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

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

More gardening TV

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

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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