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Latest posts by chicky

Reducing a tree stump below ground

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 06:58

There is a franchise company called Stumpbusters .....we have used them a few times ....most recently this week!  Reasonable prices and do a great job.  I would see if there are any near you 


Posted: 09/04/2015 at 06:55

Morning all Hosta will have been working for a couple of hours by now  Hope that means an early finish too

No frost, but chilly.  Just about to pop to the GH to uncover my seedling babies - but maybe another cuppa first.  and after that, the saltmines call

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:21

Great pictures everyone - love this time of year too.

Yvie - your garden is completely stunning  if thats the result when you keep moving things, then I should get my spade out more often

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 07:06

Missed Fidget's sculpture on here .....that is beautiful

Another glorious day on the way David - superb picture


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 06:53

Morning No frost here - phew  Flower buds on my pulsilattas just beginning to form (like my "february" gold daffs, these boys don't seem to have read their pasque flower label properly).  Worth the wait silky.  Might add a few more if I see any in the GC.

help me choose a new hedge

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 06:48

Bekkie - if you want this hedge to be slow growing, but ideally you'd like to use cuttings from plants you already have, then how long are you expecting to wait to get full coverage to 3 foot

Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:26

Thanks Verdun...thats what I wanted to hear

Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:42

Will be watching this thread with interest

I have spent the last countless number of weekends painstakingly arranging mulch around my plants.  OH says if I do it in autumn next time i can just use the "blanket everything" approach, but I'm not too sure.  Will things push through ok the following spring (will be using well rotted horsemuck)?? Or would they rot under 2 inches of that?


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:34

Sunshine invites decadance Hosta   Enjoy it whilst its here.  One of the things about our climate is you learn to grab the good days.....just imagine how bored we'd get with constant sunshine.......although the chance to  put those boredom levels to the test might be nice too ....

hope you managed to find the right words Dove.  Thinking of you.

got home in time for a cuppa in the garden whilst watching the sun go down.  we seem to have been adopted by 3 geese and a very fat pheasant - so with them all crying out it was less than peaceful....but a nice sort of noise

Help on what this is!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:06

Bees are friends.  The more bees you can encourage in your garden the better for pollinating things.  Giving them somewhere to hibernate and sleep keeps them coming back for you.  This sort of hostel works for solitary bees, rather than the honey bees that live in colonies/hives.

have fun in your garden

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Last Post: 22/08/2015 at 08:01

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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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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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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