Latest posts by chicky

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:23

Absolutely Yvie - you can be my friend

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:17

I would think aim to meet up about midday ?  That then gives enough time for people to travel, but still gives us a good time to look around - what do others think?

Also just noticed that Kew has been added to the list of gardens included in the GW mag 2 for 1 card offer this year.  I'll definitely have a card, so anyone who doesn't have one can come in with me for free

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:35

On my way back from town this morning I was admiring cherry blossom, and thought I really fancy a trip to we went.  Mucho blossom - great day

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:08

I live in Surrey, and have a few magnolias - I love them dearly, but do spend most March/Aprils obsessing about whether the frosts are coming to spoil the show for the year

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 22:04

The flowers are vulnerable to frost (the tree itself will be fine).  If its still small enough to bring it in on frosty nights you can do, but get it back out during the day.

Once it gets bigger, then all you can do is cross your fingers for no frosts in March and April . The sort you have (its a stellata) is a bit more frost resiliant than the tulip flowered ones.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 21:59

Thanks Bob, I'll remember that one 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 21:34

Love pulsatillas ❤️❤️❤️ Mine are still just tiny buds

Bob - that spiky daff in pic 3 is gorgeous.....does it have a name??

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:57

Make that double snap

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:57

Snap Nut 

Droopy Magnolia Flowers

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 20:55

I don't think they like it indoors Jools, they are pretty hardy.  Your flowers look like they are drooping because they are too warm.

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out 😀 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

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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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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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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