Latest posts by chicky

Dismantling Christmas

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 23:25

Thought I was the only one who left messages for themselves in the decoration box   Mine are usually to do with how many crackers/christmas cards are left over from last year and where I have hidden the multi gang extension lead 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 23:18

Welcome back Dove - glad you had a good time.  Hope chestikoffs are soon on their way.

Wild weather here. Had one power cut already this evening.  Still no gas delivery.  On top of that, no electricity = no heating pump - so wood burner had to be emptied manually to stop the water tank boiling over.  Not much fun, much cursing, and ended up with a pile of smouldering logs in the courtyard .....well smouldering til the hosepipe was turned on them.  Smoke alarms going beserk just added to the atmosphere .  Chicklet will be glad to leave tomorrow to return to a place where there is light and warmth without the associated drama 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 06:33

Missed you there Hosta - have a good flight.....and enjoy that sunshine when you get there 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 02/01/2018 at 06:31

Lovely that your snowdrops are doing so well Iamweedy - one of my absolute favourites at this time of year   Been trying to find a spot they are happy in here for years, and I think I might have finally cracked it at the foot of a shady beech hedge - certainly lots of shoots coming through 

Enjoy your jam Pat - and the rain, if it arrived.

Back to work again for me ......hoping the traffic won’t be too bad today as the schools are still on holiday.  If not, I have an archers omnibus to catch up on 

Adventures in my garden 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 22:42

Happy New Year Marion look forward to following your gardening adventures 

New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 17:14

Think they are snowflakes GD - leucojum (?spelling).  They don’t flower here til April ......but Guernsey is a whole different climate world 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 16:57

Obxx - she has a fantastic circuit planned - Bali, Malaysis, Singapore, Fiji and NZ ......I am more than a little jealous .  Didn’t realise Possum started her internship so soon - thought it would be in the summer.  So the pressure’s on you for some speed sewing. βœ‚οΈπŸ‘—πŸ‘–

PS that really is an impressive pond - can’t wait to see pics of its progress 

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 16:19

Beautifully illustrated lists LG and Papi  and a very long one Nut - hope the mince pies and mulled wine went down well 

I can feel my gardening mojo picking up already 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 16:09

Managed to get out for a walk - our morning rain blew through to leave blue skies and great clear views.  But a brief interlude, as it seems more rain is on its way.

Hope Hosta gets away on his holidays, and has a great time drying out and warming up.  Chicklet flies back to Australia on Wednesday, to do some travelling in the southern hemisphere before starting back at Uni at the end of Feb.  Its been lovely having her at home ....gonna have to brace myself again 

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New Year's Day Flower Count 2018

Posted: 01/01/2018 at 12:25

Thanks Hosta - pretty when you get up close - there are only a couple of open blooms on each - apart from the Daphne and Viburnam.

Hope you get Worzle to the garage - he will be in good company while you are away 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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