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Latest posts by chicky

Tomato support

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:30

I use the vertical string method too - a la Beechgrove- have found it much easier than canes, and nothing ever collapses that way(have had a few cane disasters in my time

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:28

Love the blue of that delphinium - and a very pretty poppy has snuck into the background too

clematis in containers

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 22:11

I have two clematis in pots, and I did line them with bubblewrap (about 5years ago now)- i was following a tip from the GW magazine at the time.  I feed every year with the osmacote slow release feed pellets, and they are doing really well.  Mine are the summer flowering, Group 3 varieties though - not tried it with an evergreen.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:55

Sanjy - I've been admiring your wall plant holder - even more so now I know it was once a gate.  And your fireplace is a masterpiece.  

Lovely blues Hefty (my favourite colour flower too), and lovely space flowersintherain

Keep the pics coming I love this thread

Anyone have damage from last night's tulmultous weather?

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:45

Felled lupins, but other than that, unscathed.  Surprised there weren't more branches down, gven they are in full leaf

Kniphofia not flowering......... :-(

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:33

Jo - i've waited 3 years for flowers, but have more than one spike per plant this year.  Don't know about moving though.  My crocosmias have all flowered in their first year.

i'm not a great mover of plants (too timid) but others on here do it all the time, so I must get braver....nothing ventured, as they say


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:27

Hoping so Fidget  Pleased to say that was the only damage I could see though - lots more that could have been mullered seems to have survived.  And I get cut flowers for the table  ......did I ever mention my annoying Pollyanna tendencies


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:20

Well done Winter

Just got home to survey the damage .....tis an ill wind etc etc



Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:38

Mmmmmm Can I have some brain food too please


Posted: 02/06/2015 at 06:23

Morning Winter - good luck with the theory test.  Morning Dove - we're stll here, but its a bit blowy  So far there are no trees down that I can see (not going out to investigate......this is not the sort of morning for a dressing gown wander) and my alliums still seem to be standing to attention

Hope poorly peeps make speedy recoveries.

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

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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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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