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Latest posts by chicky

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:41

Archie - was thinking the same re the daisies

 And the anemones are good too

 MrsG - your garden is looking absolutely stunning - just love that slate path and rope railing - very jealous


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:31

Cheeky Fairy .  Cultivating that rustic look here.  Thats my "sit and eat breakfast" bench - it would hurt my morning eyes if i painted it pink .......because there isn't any other colour


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:44

And in the time honoured tradition of sharing our purchases, here is my new sky rocket.  Did you ever see a more "cuddly" plant??



Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:33

Good to see you Pdoc, but sorry the news about your Mum is worrying.  Enjoy some garden time as a welcome respite for a few hours - still plenty of wildlife buzzing round in mine to watch.

Another lie-in here - but will get up soon for some garden pottering.  Just tweaking needed at the moment, so lots of time to just look at it

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 10:18

Fairy - looks like something out of the pages of Country Life.  All you need now is a beagle ....OL might be able to lend you one.  You must be dead chuffed


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 21:44

Sounds like a good haul Liri 

Love that pot Yvie

I have non flowering acidanthera too - they were planted last year, so have survived a winter, but lots of leaves, no flowers.  Maybe next year


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 15:55

Back from GC - 2 caryopteris heavenly blue and a penisetum sky rocket tempted me - shall get them planted tomorrow

Off for a bike ride now

Schizostylis - growing tips

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 09:54

I'm popping in the GC today and will have my eyes open for some more ...Jennifer is a lovely pale pink.  Unlike Fairy, i LOVE all the pinks


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 09:41

DD - weeding and tackling raspberries whilst keeping your calf elevated?? - sounds like a gym/yoga/contortionist club, not a running one


Posted: 13/09/2014 at 09:33

Phew - you've exhausted me just reading all your plans

I am sitting in bed with a cuppa - don't feel guilty as I'm an early bird all week

Off to get my hair snipped in a minute, then might pop in the GC on he way home.  Got a lovely pale pink hydrangea at Wisley last week, and think it will change colour if i put it in the ground here, so am going to plant it in a pot.  The one i have in mind is one of the curvy ones, so need to get another plastic one to go inside or I will never get it out again.

just been for a GH snoop (in dressing gown) - still loads of tomatoes coming thick and fast.  And a Lord Lambourne apple for my lunch.

have a good wedding Panda, bench sounds great Fairy, bruises sound technicolour Dove, stumps sound intriguing Woody (pics required) .... and to everyone else, have a lovely day

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