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Latest posts by chicky

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:44

Good job there were beetles


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:42

Oh Fidget, what wonderful news .....congratulations


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 19:31

You really have to deal with extremes, don't you David

So pleased we have avoided frost for a while.  Here are some more of my beautiful magnolia in the daylight this time (well, i say mine, but it must be about 50 years old, we inherited it with the house, and i can claim absolutely no credit for its magnificence)


And the pieris is loving the warm nights too


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:26

tsk tsk .... Naughty step for you, young man


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 07:14

Morning peeps  Working from home today, so get to wander round the garden in my teabreaks/ thinking time.  Looking sunny out there, although the temperatures plunged here yesterday afternoon.  Not quite time to hide away the winter woollies just yet.


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 17:50
On a train into london for a night on the razzle (well razzle-ish seeing as my car is in the station car park )

Just gone past a building covered with a wisteria in full bloom :O. Must be lots warmer up here in the smoke !


Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:59

Good advice Dove - i'll make a note to cut him down to size in the winter

Identify please

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:57

And a very pretty one too  Mostly they are red see lots of them around, but not many whites



Posted: 16/04/2015 at 06:51

Morning all  Wouldn't switch to the summer duvet yet Dove - think the heatwave might be about to subside.

A friend from work is just having his garden "done" and I have been helping him with plant selections (mostly "ooooo, lovely, you've got  to have one of those").  Yesterday he turned up with 2x daniel deronda and 2x elsa spath clematis for me (he snuck them in to his nursery wholesale order as extras).  Whopping plants I was so excited .  Other colleagues looked on a bit bemused.  Now, to find ppp's for them ......

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 06:46

Thats interesting David ....most of mine are russell type grown from seed, but I have a few of the named varieties too....will keep an eye out for the difference.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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