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Latest posts by chicky

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:28

There is no more I can say that hasn't been said, but thinking of you.  Hope tomorrow brings real help.


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:07

What a very pretty colour Lulu


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:05

Blast - missed Kew too - iPlayer tomorrow

OL - Clari has rescued a v cute german shepherd puppy - there are photos a few pages back.

Shattered - pilates has finshed me off tonght.  Sleep tight all

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 06:51

You will always be OL to me .....I'm a creature of habit

mrsG - I don't grow anything else in my hellebore patch .....but it is not very big.  The leaves look pretty good for most of the year - only get cut down in Dec/Jan, and then the flowers are not far behind.  Maybe you can find them a spot under one of your new trees??


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 06:47

Woops - missed you there Winter flashed by in the wink of an eye


Posted: 16/03/2015 at 06:46

Morning all  Hope everyone has a wonderful week

Just googled Trentham Fairies - what a lovely idea Hope you get the power bills sorted

Loved the lantern - hope Mum did too

Very misty here. Sowed a new batch of seeds yesterday, so I have the excitement of checking for little green shoots every morning.  Used the right pen for the labels this time (Confessions thread)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:46

Lovely hellebores OL

Nut - your garden is looking fab.  I keep noticing the tree with fluffy yellow pom pom flowers in other peoples's gardens .......and now I know what they are called

Runny - those bulbs are going great guns


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:19

Neither my blue boa or black adder are showing new growth yet, but I am waiting patiently

I mulched and fed and potted as planned - about to go and soak in the bath in an attempt to enable me to stand upright tomorrow

Plus was treated by the chicklets - flowers and chocs and scarves and pots ....lovely day.

Confession Times!

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 10:18

Similar confession here too - although less athletic and more self inflicted

I used a nice new pen to write the labels for my seven seed trays a few weeks ago.  However it was not permanent and all the writing turned into watery blobs that then ran to the bottom of each label in a puddle.  So I am now playing guess the seedling  Biggest problem will be two different sorts of rudbeckia - no hope of working out which is which til late July ......there goes my colour co-ordination for this year


Posted: 15/03/2015 at 09:58

Good Morning twice 

Great day yesterday - meal was lovely and company was lively - lots of laughs.  Waiters did the whole sing to Chicklet routine - much to her embarrassment

Forecast is grey and misty, but I'm heading out there anyway - have nerines to pot up, lupins and a euphorbia to plant and some hellebores to feed.  And a special tree to pot on too.

those quiche look scrummy

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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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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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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TV gardening programmes

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

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