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Latest posts by chicky

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 15:54

Great tulips Runny - lovely colours.

starting to look a bit frothy out there:

 oH has given the stumpery an extension


Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02


Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 11:02

I'd try googling sheep sorrel images - that should help you see what you've got

Help identifying lawn weed

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:53

I think its sheep sorrell.  It is the worst weed in my flowerbeds.  Forever trying to dig it out, but it has running roots which get everywhere, and are quite invisible in the soil.

not sure of the best way to get rid of it in a lawn apart from lots of mowing - others might know

I'm told that in the old days they used to eat it to fight off scurvy


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:13

Nice and wet out there, but forecast to clear up shortly.  Like everyone else, we needed the rain.  Plan to get my sweetpea seedlings in the ground today, and plant up some of my recent purchases.  Everything looking very fresh and green out there - we have lost sight of the neighbours, and won't see them again til December (unless we pop round of course)

just been offered another cuppa and a bacon and fried egg sandwich ....would have been rude to refuse


Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:55

meomye - we were having a chat about blue flowers last week .....lots of ideas in that link

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 09:47

That border is looking great Lyn  especially like the repeated white flowering shrub - gives it a lovely rhythm

Yours is looking great too Lizzie many days now til open day ???

Royal Baby

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 18:03

I'll wager Diana Elizabeth Mary

so nice to have some happy news in the headlines for a change


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:57

PS Finally watched Poldark ....sobbed


Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:55

GH babies wrapped up just in case ...but from tomorrow it all looks warmer.  Potted up some new verbascum Helen Johnson too.

loving that watersplash too  Might go annual shopping this weekend - need isotoma, blue salvias and marguerites for my summer pots - will grow them on for a bit in the GH in the space left by my evicted agapanthus.

sorry Winter - won't be joining you on the morning shift tomorrow  My turn for a lie-in

Fingers crossed Matty gets the ok to deserve a mini -break

Discussions started by chicky

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

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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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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