Latest posts by chicky

Espalier apple trees

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 15:24

A pollination problem will stop fruit forming, but wouldn't stop it flowering. And obviously no flowers means no hope of fruit.   Are they young trees?  Maybe Elstar is taking longer to get its roots down and get mature enough to fruit?  We have 4 varieties of apple, all planted at the same time and in the same area, and they have all matured at different rates. 6 years on and finally all have blossom this year.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 09:17

Great to hear the knee is improving Hosta .....slowly, slowly catchy monkey πŸ΅πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™ŠπŸ˜€

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:29

Great photos Pat - very different from the forests we see here

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:26

I've been thinking about you lots LilyP - big ((hugs)) to you all.  They are making such progress in understanding these conditions, so hope for the future, but worrying times nonetheless.  Hope they find a way of adjusting to their new normal, so that it is different, but happy and fulfilling too.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:17

Morning Peeps πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’

Have a good day in them there hills Fairy.  Glad preparations are almost complete Lizzie - I'm sure tomorrow will go well - how can it not with a garden as beautiful as yours

Got a day of ferrying littlest Chicklet - work, back from work, pick up friend from stationπŸš‚, take to partyπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰, pick up from party at ridiculous hour .....I sometimes wonder whether any of her friends parents have cars that work at the weekend.

However, in between I will be planting out the contents of my coldframe

On the little symbols ....πŸΌπŸ€πŸΌπŸ€πŸ¦„πŸ¦„πŸ¬......they are called emojis, and can be used on a laptop too - heres a link.

I love them - the girls laugh at my random use of them in most everything I text ....πŸŒΈπŸ’πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŽƒ !!!

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 19:03

Ouch Linda  Did you jump straight back up to try and pretend it hadn't happened ?  Thats what I do, before limping off to lick my wounds on private.  Make sure you cover it up well before gardening tomorrow - don't want it getting infected.

Well, hooray, the weekend is here  and the sun is out, so I've just been to have my toes painted.  My one and only attempt at being a glamour puss

First paeony of the year

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:57


My molly (of the bucket fame) is tantalisingly close

Have I grown too much

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:54

Wow !  Chuckling here

I have loads, and the windowsill, GH, coldframe shuffle sounds very familiar, but your collection is immense Nut.  I salute you  definitely something to aspire too

Technical updates / help with the new forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:34

πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€ oooo wot a lot of typos - sorree

Technical updates / help with the new forum

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 18:26

Hi Nora, Daniel,

Can i add another issue to your list?  (If its there already then apologies, but I can't see it)

Can we have a list of latest posts like we used to, with 1 line per thread, with its title, who started it, and the date, time and identity of the last poster.  Nothing else is needed.

This them forms the handy "index" page that we all used to glance at to see what was going on, and which bits we wanted to investigate further.

the key bit is one/two lines only per thread, and not much space, so you can see 20ish things at a glance.

This would really improve things for those of is who pop in and out a lot πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Many thanks

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Last Post: 03/09/2016 at 16:43

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Last Post: 04/09/2016 at 20:56

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Last Post: 18/05/2016 at 14:39

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Last Post: 29/08/2015 at 16:26

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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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

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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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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Last Post: 02/02/2015 at 12:09

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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