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Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:45

Here's a paniwotsit, to compare and contrast with the mophead


Any winter flowering plants recommendations

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:32

Daphne jacqeline postil is my fav - starts flowering at Christmas and goes on til about April - and the scent is out of this world

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Thanks all 

(NB Mr Chicky never responds to lists out of principle - it all gets done eventually.  I have learned to my cost that asking a second time counts as a "nag" - and qualifies for an automatic 6 month delay as penance)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:09

Wow  Loving that rainbow Fairy

Welcome Jo - great to hear you have a new garden to experiment with

We have Lord Lambourne too Matty - lovely apples (if the squirrel doesn't nick them)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:49
Out shopping - found cake !! Yum yum

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:58

Wonderful - thanksDove - that saves Mr Chicky a job then

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:38

This is our first year of growing autumn fruiting raspberries, and they have been brilliant - still eating bowlfuls with my breakfast here in October.

i know i am meant to cut them right back when the leaves fall (do I do it in autumn, or wait til spring?).  And are they likely to need staking next year?  This year the stems have been self supporting - do they get taller in subsequent years?

OH is planning to put up posts and wires, but not sure it is necessary.

many thanks 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 10:12

Bit short on Ribena Dove - if you see any on your travels

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:45

Victoria - that is my new schizostylis you spotted - Fenland daybreak

Your garden is looking lovely Lizzie - so pleased you got accepted

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 09:35

I like "all the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today"

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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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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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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