London (change)
Today 13°C / 8°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 9°C

chicky


Latest posts by chicky

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:29

And we combined it with a visit to Hyde Hall - some great autumn colour there

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62684.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62685.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 That really was grasses planted en masse!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62686.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Loved this sunken garden

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62687.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 The red is the stems of cornus sibirica ....its gone on the list

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62688.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62689.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62690.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62691.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62692.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Not normally a pampas fan, but loved this one

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:17

Matty - those pictures look like paintings - especially the first and third.  those impressionists could certainly capture the essence of a place.

here are some from a visit to Beth Chattos mid October.  The grasses and some of the borders still looked great, but it has whetted my appetite to go back in summer next year, to see it in full fettle.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62680.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62681.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62682.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62683.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:00

Morning

Winds must have been focusing on Scotland last night - all calm here.  Will have a lazy morning and then a walk at a local NT place - lots of trees and lakes - should be nice at this time of year.

forgot to mention that I'm go to try some white daffs this year - got some Thalia and Elka for a bed at the back of the house.  Hoping they will look super sophisticated

And spurred on by pDoc's success, I will fill in my Wimbledon public ballot form today too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:54

Ooooooooh.  Something to look forward to - his is still green leaved......

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:52

So lovely Artjak.  Why am I not surprised you have an eye for colour.  Might try scouring the garden tomorrow for some likely vase material.......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:48

Didn't realise it had good autumn colour - it was bought because OH likes BIG leaves. If he had his way (which, of course, he won't) this place would look like Jurassic Park

To-do lists

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:39

I have been known to write things I have already done on a tdl .....just for the pleasure of crossing them off

Found Chicklet's phone buzzing the other day ....it was an alarm telling her to "check list".  I have taught her well

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:26

Giggling here - you lot are on form today

Wisley was lovely, as ever.  Fell in love with crab apple "gorgeous" (but thanks Woody and Fairy for your thoughts too ) - decided to come home and do a bit of research before purchasing a pair for the back of my flower garden.

OH bought an oak leaf hydrangea, and uncle found a daphne - so car was a bit leafy on the way home.  Also visited a heather exhibition and found that there is a specialist nursery about a mile from us - we even know his neighbour.  I have planted a few in a difficult bank this year - if they thrive, i might be paying him a visit.

footie on the telly, so time for a glass of something and a catchup on here.  Have a great evening all.

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 09:04

Cheeky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 08:50

Congrats to Auntie Panda - lovely news

We are promised a sunny day, but not much sign yet.  Off to Wisley for a wander - hope its suitably autumnal.

planning to spend some birthday vouchers on a crab apple - has anyone any experience of red sentinel ??

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Replies: 21    Views: 563
Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

Replies: 4    Views: 251
Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

Replies: 18    Views: 836
Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Replies: 11    Views: 329
Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

Replies: 12    Views: 573
Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Replies: 6    Views: 309
Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

Replies: 10    Views: 2473
Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
Replies: 110    Views: 3055
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
Replies: 14    Views: 468
Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
Replies: 13    Views: 497
Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
Replies: 20    Views: 756
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
Replies: 6    Views: 444
Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Replies: 11    Views: 935
Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
Replies: 12    Views: 699
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

Replies: 6    Views: 880
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40
1 to 15 of 42 threads