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Latest posts by chicky

Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 06:41

They worked for me, but you need to wait til its much warmer - from memory, about May - before you use them, so you need another answer for early in the season.

i also found you need a watering can with a rose with big holes - it clogged up the first one i tried to use.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 06:37

Morning all - how were the weekend's labours Clari?  And how was London Dove?  And where has Fairy flitted off to now ?

Fidget - hope the clearance now stops and some garden creating now begins.  It would be nice if they added as many new trees as they have removed

Could do with another couple of days of weekend - two days of sunshine have been very welcome here, but not very helpful on the HW front

Opposite of gloating

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:49

Oh dear.  However, a walk through your snowdrop wood should lift the spirits 

Gloating!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:34

We have a galanthophile in the village who opens his garden to visitors in Feb - will take my camera this year and post some pics.  It really is quite a sight.  I have bought a few named ones from him - magnet, james backmore, sam arnott and brenda froyle - can't tell them apart unless i check the labels 

Hellebores

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 22:28

Thanks Sue - good piece.  Love the picture of the green one fringed with red edges.  Mine are all showing fat flower buds at the moment ....... The excitement is mounting 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:08

I wasn't looking as lovely as the tree - i had been marching hard

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 18:00

It was me planting bulbs - and they are now all in.  So lovely to have a day in the garden at last

When i had finished pottering i went for a long walk - everything looking lovely in the late afternoon sun

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36176.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

choice of secateurs

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:26

Love my felcos - expensive, but i have had mine years.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 17:24

How exciting .  Never had an allotment so can't give first hand advice, but i would certainly ask other plot holders - it will be good to get some advice, but also to make some friends

When to take off the propagator lid?

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 10:23

I open the lid vents as soon as i see sprouts, but leave the lid on (with my fingers crossed) for a few more days for the benefit of the seeds that might be late starters.  I know i risk damping off that way, but so far it has never happened 

Discussions started by chicky

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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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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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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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Rose "The Fairy"

 
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