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Latest posts by chicky

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:37

Know its Wednesday - so Happy Birthday Eve Eve.  We can make this one last all week .... It'll be like the Partridge in a pear tree (or maybe a Panda in a Pear Tree)

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:30

On a related topic .... there is a beautiful white aquilegia called Dove - i've seen it growing at Wisley and taken a note of the name.  You could have a garden full of Doves


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:20

Just sat down and nearly bedtime already.  Chicklet is learning to drive (scary in so many ways) and muggins here gets to take her practising, as OH gets a bit excitable.  Most of the time she just drives to the places I would otherwise be taxi-ing too, but today we went to deserted car park to practise parking, turning and all that malarkey,  Good job it was deserted.  Don't possess traffic cones, so improvised with bright pink washing trugs as markers.  Having a nice sit down with a calming cuppa to recover.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:09

Love the hydrandgea pani-wotsit - only one bloom, but what a whopper.  And now i can see why Queen Vic gives you a smile that lasts all day

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:30

Swoon swoon ..... Waiting more pics with anticipation.  Even the upside down one looks perfect now I have learned how to lock the screen of my IPad.  I could sit and watch that all day

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:26

Thanks all .  Vicky - I'm a gladioli convert - already planning some bright red ones for another spot in the garden next year.  Will have to change my avatar to Dame Edna


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:13

Great to hear new work is going well Clari.  Hold queen vic In your head to get you through yukk work Mrs G.  Right .... must wriggle


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:08

Wow - what a spread.  Glad you had such a lovely time.  Visited Blickling many moons ago (chicklets were in a double buggy) - it was where I first saw sidalceas (had to ask what they were).  Am i remembering rightly that it has a fantastic yew hedge??


Posted: 18/08/2014 at 06:50

Morning Bekkie .  You need to invest in an oven with a timer to cook OH's chicken itself.

Arch sounds great Panda - looking forward to pics - things are always special when someone makes them for you.  Envious of the tree too - did you see the avenue of them at East Ruston?

Work for me today - but doesn't look like I am missing a garden day.  Can we have some warmth back please ? Fingers crossed for that Indian Summer

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:55

Great thread - the "places I must visit" list keeps getting longer

Discussions started by chicky

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

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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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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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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