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Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:33

Thanks Gardengirl - missed the start but it is repeated at 3am tonight, so will record and watch tomorrow.  So many gardening programmes at the moment

Happy mini-hols KEF and Fidget 

Too far away for me to make East Ruston, but thoroughly recommend it for those who can get there.  It is an amazing garden - been several times when staying with my Norfolk folks.

Cap on soil

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:47

Thanks - i have a hand fork on a long handle (if you see what i mean) - i will do some serious tickling of the surface before i add the fym

Perfume Viburnum.

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:33

There was a beautifully scented viburnum carlesii at Hidcote this week - almost daphne like in both flower and scent - might be worth checking out

Perennials

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:30

I'm growing mine for flooded gardens Verdun - so it didn't matter what turned up !

Cap on soil

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:26

With all the rain this winter my soil has developed quite a hard cap.  I am about to mulch with FYM - do i need to break up the cap before I spread the mulch, or will the worms do it for me over time?  I have quite a heavy clay soil, and the garden is all on a gentle slope.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:23

Yummy looking quiche Dove.

Hope arches arrive tomorrow as planned.

Pentemmon cut back here - most have survived the winter, and plenty of rooted cuttings in the GH to fill in the gaps

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:48

Lizzie - most of the English schools go back on Tuesday ( they seem to have been off for most of April) - so things shouldn't be too busy here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:46

Missed your post, Dove.  How very sad.  Thinking of you ...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:45

Will you be sneaking any garden visits in Lizzie.  Have a great trip

How do you all know so much

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:21

I agree - used to think i knew very little, but i am learning more every season.  I occasionally even answer questions, as well as ask them - wouldn't have dreamed of doing that a year ago.  The real joy of this site is the power of collective knowledge, and just how generous people are at sharing it.  The internet is a great enabler of that.  So thank you, Daniel and the team, for making it all possible.

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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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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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33

catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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