Latest posts by chicky

Christmas decorations

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 12:35

Love those wedgewood baubles too - very effective and highly original

we have collected a few German wooden decorations overthe years - the ones that swirl round by candle power .....can remember all the fabulous weekends we have had at Christmas markets whenever they come out again

Love candles in glass holders too🎄🎄

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 11:04

Very foggy here - can't see across the garden 

Decorating our tree today - rest of the house was done last week, but we have saved the tree so Chicklet can join in.

One of the nursing homes we visited yesterday was perfect, so thats Dad sorted when he comes out of hospital.  As well as being clean and friendly, it has views over Southampton water so he can watch the boats going too and fro (keen sailor, my Dad).....he's already requested that his binoculars are added to his packing list.  So happy that things are falling in to place

Winter flowers

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:54

None of my others are flowering GD - think this one is being warmed up on account of it being surrounded by concrete

A Gardener's Hands

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 10:49

Don't need to try Vicki's a result of this thread earlier in the year I discovered L'occitane's one minute handscrub (thank you Yvie) it is marvellous, miraculous stuff

Winter flowers

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 11:40

Lots of colour on here - inspired me to go searching round the garden for the first time in weeks (not often here in daylight atm)

found a brave little primrose self seeded in our steps - it must cower every time we clump down the path

and the viburnum bodnantense doesn't photo well, but is pumping out honey scent like theres no tomorrow

Seeds to start early

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:42

I start all my perennials (delphiniums, rudbeckias, echinaceas etc) in Feb, but leave cosmos, tomatoes, cucumbers and other annuals til March.  The annuals seem to shoot away quicker and hence get leggy, so need to be left til lighter days.  I also have the benefit of an unheated GH to grow them on in (normally from beginning of April when the clocks go forward).

Chiltern seeds are ace

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Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:37

Great warning Dove - will definitely watch out for that

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:34

Didn't realise you were from Southampton too Flowers.  Hope you are making a good recovery and the meds are keeping you comfortable.

Best wishes to Wonky too - STAY IN BED 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 17/12/2016 at 09:30

Lights at Kew were lovely ......well worth a visit✨✨✨

Found 2 nursing homes local to Dad that do convalescent care, and have places available.  Chicklet and I are going to visit both today, and then to see Dad on the way back.  The medics have said that once he has his antibiotics he can go out for the day, so we can collect him to have Christmas Day with us after all  So looks like a plan is coming together.  Think Dad is relieved - he sounded normal on the phone yesterday for the first time since he was taken ill......its obviously been worrying him.  He has friends that have been in both places, with good reports, so fingers crossed.  My Mum used to volunteer in one of them too - so that gives it a special connection

......any baby yet LilyP?  I'm on tenterhooks too now !!

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 16/12/2016 at 08:41

((Hugs)) for Lesley - sad news, and such a shock.

Lots of phone calls to make today to see if I can find some respite care for Dad.  They seem to be ready to send him home next week, but won't let him out of the Southampton area, which means a lonely house.  Have some contacts to follow up, hoping someone will have some space.

On a happier note, meeting up with sisters, nieces and a full complement of Chicklets () to visit Kew Gardens light display this evening.  Forecast is dry.....really looking forward to it

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