Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 08/06/2016 at 07:26

Morning all - we had a few spots of rain last night, but have now got the sunshine back☀️☀️☀️

Out at a garden talk tonight - chap from Kew about trees ......will let you know if I learn interesting things

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 19:30

Gorgeous Lizzie - I love your garden

Great alpine tray Sparkles, and wonderful lupin - i like the single colours so much better than the two tone ones.  Most of mine are from seed - and have turned out 2-tone


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 09:17

Dad's doing well thanks Lesley - shuffling around a bit more quickly on his "boot" and crutch, and no recurrence of any of the stroke symptoms. His foot is going to take at least 6 weeks to mend (probably longer), and he has an appt at the stroke clinic at the end of this month ......which, given it is a full month after it happened, is telling us they are not too worried


Posted: 07/06/2016 at 07:58

Morning all

Smiler ......we are all 27 years old (or thereabouts) on here ......hence the numerous references to the famous number.

DD - we need pics as your garden reaches its open day crescendo

Glad Mr Linda is back home, and they seem to have a way forward for him - hope the cardiologist appt  puts your minds at rest.

Glad to see Mr Sunshine is putting in another appearance ......weird to think that last week we had the heating on, and I was wearing jumpers, scarves and winter boots


Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:58

Morning Peeps

Thinking of you Linda OH has recently been through some heart problems, so I know how scary it is.  But they do genius things these days, and as others have said, he is in the right place.  So try and stay positive.  And having a download on here everynow and then  was a really important release for me too - we all need a safety valve

Spending most of today working at home, so I can keep a bit of an eye on Dad - although have to pop into the office at lunchtime for a couple of meetings .....littlest Chicklet will take over then

sweet peas survived their first night in the ground. I seem to have over-sown .....anybody want sweetpea plants, 6 inches tall, in mouldy loo roll innards  (joking....don't think they would survive Royal Mail)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:11

Love your colourscheme Perki - gorgeous planting ( as they say at Chelsea ) .....but I really mean it 

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 21:39


Mine have all been wiped out by the aquilegia gall midge mite - as have pretty much all the others I have seen round here.  Even Columbine Cottage has not escaped

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:13

Didn't you have a gorgeous dark purple iris once Fairy ....did those builders tread on it ???

(apols, not stalking you ...a photographic memory has its downsides)

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:15

Gorgeous blooms Yvie. And loving that lawn LF.  Fairy - are you sure you had buildersin, and didn't just dream it?  Its all looking immaculate from that angle

Here are some from Chez Chicky this morning

Iris Mer de Sud favourite

Hosta June, with an artfully arranged fern frond

My standard Wisteria again, but this time with a rhodie neighbour (MrCneeds to cut the grass - it looks like LF's, but not so artful)

And an array of alliums


Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:01

....but worth it

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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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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