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Latest posts by chicky

Newbie with a large garden

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 22:50

Hi Paul - great garden - you're going to have lots of fun

We have had to have some conifers taken down in the past.  The guy who came and did the work had his own chipper, but was happy to leave the chippings with us. We have then used them to line a few paths, make a greenhouse floor covering, and as a weed suppressant/mulch on areas where shrubs are growing (not flower beds).


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 21:19

It was all the rage in Cologne when we visited about 5 years ago - didn't realise we had imported the custom.  Mind the bridge doesn't collapse ....

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 21:16

Happy birthday - glad the sun came out for your special day

 Have to admit, it didn't look too hopeful this morning - so it was all the more welcome when he finally arrived! 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 19:30

Verdun - sounds like an extreme home makeover - bet some co-ordinated cushions were involved somewhere.  Glad you got your Soft Caress - have not forgotten that I promised you a photo - should be able to deliver tomorrow.

(have just re-read that last sentence and it sounds decidedly dodgy ... But Verd will know exactly wot I mean)

one more day til freedom and daylight at home - wonder if anything has grown 

Hope your heating gets sorted tomorrow Lizzie - I'd sleep in the living room if I were you !


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 06:50

Indeed - lovely news AlanD.  And good morning Wintersong, and all those yet to come.

did a little bird tell me it was someone's birthday today


Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:05

Thats good news MT.  I will be watching programme 3 trying to guess which ones look like they might have a Calcutta nun as offspring

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:51

Just sneaking in before the day slips away to say Happy Birthday Gemma - hope you had a good one (and that you can remember it in the morning, after all these ladies led you astray)


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:46

It might have been me - i have used Eurobulbs before (the ones in Wisbech) and always been pleased.  My snowdrops are just starting to show, but only a couple of mm, and I'm in the balmy south.  Hope yours put in an appearance soon.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 06:38

I'm awake too -sadly.  Staring at a large pile of Christmas paraphanalia on the dining room table (thats my equivalent of "taking them down") which will have to be packed away ready for the loft at the weekend, and a very sad and bare looking house. Oh dear.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:34

I keep a paper diary in just an ordinary notebook (well, quite a pretty one actually)- sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically.  Wish I did it more often, as I love reading back through it - both as a reminder of what to do this year, but also of how far I have come since those early days

Discussions started by chicky

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

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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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

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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