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Latest posts by chicky

Whipping up,a storm

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:22
  • Cooking is the enemy

Made me chuckle!!

but great bunch of flowers, even if they are courtesy of the wind

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:14

 Bekkie 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:11

Lzzie - I remembered you were making a salad thingy because one of the Chicklets once came home from school cookery with a request to provide the ingredients for a tabuleh (?) salad .  Took much searching down the supermarket aisles that week for me to be able to oblige.  Who knew tabuleh  was a rice thing ?? I spent hours looking for something green in the fruit and veg section.  In my day school cookery was about making inedible bread rolls and scrambled egg

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:03

No orangey roses here yet, as I can't work out what to grow with them, but every year I fall in love with one called "summer song" on the David Austen stands at Chelsea and HC.

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:55

Hope your salad thing went down well Lizzie.

Funny how Fidget and Yvie so nearly met.  Fidget obviously left the snorkel at home today though.

Had a lazy day here - some deadheading but nothing else.  Still picking bunches of sweetpeas - they seem to have had a good long season this year.  First Autumn raspberries are yum - never grown them before.  And about another day or so and all the Victoria plums will be ready (at once).  One of those days to wander and enjoy, rather than graft

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:42

Lovely Hollie - and this is all in your new garden - yes?  What a difference a few months can make.  Rudbeckias sown on windowsills in Feb, moved to cold GH in April, then into garden end of May. Really pleased with the rustic dwarves, as not grown them before.  The yellow ones are Indian Summer, and i grow them every year as the deer leave them alone (not true for all rudbeckias, as i found to my cost - think its because this type are quite bristly/hairy).  Are the pink stars in the first pic? In which case they are isotoma (an annual bedding plant - deer don't eat that either ... are you picking up a common theme here)

Art - OH built the wall earlier in the year.  He says so every time he walks past it.  As it is just outside the front door, it gets said quite a lot.

KEF - love that delphinium - I need to have a word with your friend 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 12:03

Then the yellows ..

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 All these yellows sown from seed this Feb - isn't nature a wonderful thing 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:59

Been away for a while, so have lots of stars sceaming "look at me, look at me" - so lets call this a constellation.  First the blues

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 11:31

Totally agree MrsG - people think Forkers is a chat thread, but really it is one great living, breathing to-do list, with cake thrown in.  Good to see you back - you were missed

Football season - 2014

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 10:06

Indeed - divided loyalties today .  One is genetic, other is where I was brought up .... A version of nature vs nurture I suppose (nature normally wins here)

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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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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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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