Latest posts by chicky

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:35

Pdoc - is it a budget/funding thing that we don't train enough home grown staff ?  I have never understood why thousands of bright kids, who aspire to be medics, fail to get accepted on courses because they "only" get a gazillion A*'s, instead of the required gazillion and 1.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 10:28

2 for me Pdoc - never been either, but gardens always serve the best birthday cake๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ

Lesley - I will miss Liri, and obelixxx, by a day.......but will wave to you all when the paparazzi pick me out from the crowd

Will start a new thread for AquGM later - need to get some pics first.

Meant to say yesterday Lesley that I sympathise on the fledgling front.  We have blue tits in the eaves, and goodness they make a racket.  Luckily outside the spare room, so not disturbing anybody's sleep

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 09:31

Pants weather here too ....But have lots of potting on to do in the greenhouse, so it won't bother me too much.  Forecast lousy for tomorrow too .....but will happily exchange a rainy weekend for a dry day on Tuesday (my Chelsea day ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ).

Wonky - aquilegia gall mite stops the flowerbuds opening, and if you look inside the affected ones you see tiny, but bright orange, little grubs causing havoc.  I consulted the RHS about it last year - its a new pest, started in Kent and rapidly spreading in the South East.  Apparently if you can stop the grubs maturing (they drop down and live in the soil once they have finished ruining my flowers), then you can break the cycle .....which is what I will try.  Cries

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I'm not me anymore!

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:47

We need a picture of those lime green Cloggies

Honey Fungus

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:44

Glad I stumbled on this thread .....otherwise I'd never have worked out that TetleyT was now Cloggie

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:58

Going great guns Sophie

Mine has now started to extend its flower buds, and is now showing much more pink than burgundy ....I am liking it very much

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 19:44

((Hugs)) Dove ....what a sad time you are having

Love that amelanchier - glad niece provided a suitable anchor โš“๏ธโš“๏ธโš“๏ธ

Beautiful bluebell wood Tbird. Glad you had a good few days away.  Totally agree with you on the back-biting front....nasty goings on

Hooray to the departing builders Fairy .....onwards and upwards

My aquilegia gall mite has returned.  Think I am going to remove and burn all flower stalks for this year in an attempt to break the cycle.  However, our wisteria is out, our ceonothus are looking wonderfully blue, and the peony and poppy buds are fattening nicely lots to smile about too

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:10

The trick seems to be to take cuttings, lke you would with penstemon .....but I forgot

The longest flowering perennial is........

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:55

I think "cornwall" is his secret  lost all my agastache in Surrey this year

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 21:52

I always find cleomes a bit hit and miss to germinate.  This year one pot came up lovely, a second produced precisely nothing.  Then OH knocked the successful pot all over the floor ....jury's out whether a recovery will occur (and I'll leave you to judge whether that is the seedlings or OH)

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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