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Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:03

Great bday tree Panda - makes a striking feature. And lovely flowers LPilly - although hope they are wrong about the frost.

fabulous day at the zoo (i kid you not) - but now exhausted.  Lovely to see teenage girls SO enthusiastic about stuff (they seem to no longer care if its cool to get excited) - and so many tiny babies to see.   Baby meerkats are soooo cute.  Thats enough now, back to the gardening tomorrow

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:30

Great pictures Bizzie - those borders are fantastic

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 09:23

Hi Dove - i used to have problems logging in here with an iphone or ipad.  I found if you open the site using Safari rather than Google the problem goes away - no idea why it works, but you might want to give it a go

When should I plant Phlox

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:33

Woody - i think you could do either, but i would go for autumn planting.  My logic would be that these are not young fragile plants, but ones that are well acclimatised to the conditions of your garden (they've lived there a while) so they should settle in fine.  If they were young plants from a nursery, i might be tempted to mollycoddle until spring.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 08:18

Happy birthday littlest Fairylet

Sunshine here but no gardening today.  Littlest chicklet and her friends (15 years young, all of them) have requested a trip to the zoo!!  Marwell is not far from us, and have a very little baby leopard that has been on the news.  So i'm taking them, armed with a pile of papers from work that have to be looked at some time this weekend - might as well do it at the zoo

Gardening tomorrow - need to get my new crocosmias in the ground and have another session digging up oak saplings - definitely my worst weed of 2014.

Hyacinths

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 22:38

Will be following the new thread David

Interesting about the scent of the blue ones - I had some this year, and they started off smelling lovely, but ended up so rank that the chicklets evicted them to outside the back door

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:27

Liri - I find cleaning bathrooms shifts most things on my hands.  Normally do them late on Sunday evening after a weekend in the garden - then I am presentable for work on Monday.  Don't like to think too carefully about what the active ingredient might be in Mr Muscle (other cleaning products are available) - but it does the trick

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 21:18

Lesley - so glad they have worked out what is wrong with your Mum - fingers crossed they can sort it quickly and make her comfortable.  Never rains but pours.

Clari - lovely to hear you are having such a blast at work - doesn't count as salt mines if you are enjoying it that much

Sitting here waiting for Monty - don't like this new timing lark

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:26

MrsG - September will be a scorcher ..... You heard it here first.  Good to see you - summer hols are hectic aren't they

Right !! Wriggling to do

Plums Again

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 07:24

My favourite for a glut of plums is to halve them, remove the stone, then freeze on a tray.  Then you can bring them out, drizzle with honey and bake - delicious with ice cream

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

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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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

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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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

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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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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