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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 19:36

Evening all - watering takes a while at the mo.

off to argue with OH - football or GW.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:20
Share your frustration Wintersong - if you have independents within walking distance then use them every time ! They might even be able to order stuff in for you specially


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:17

Lesley - always giraffe watching.

((hugs)) for Dove - enjoy your day out

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 06:55

Just had an email and photo to let me know they had all arrived safely ..... aren't people nice


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 06:53

Morning all

Another blue sky day. Looking forward to the weekend

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:50

Lovely pics - your lupins are wonderful Lesley, love cairnsie's clematis, and LBennetts plot is looking productive already (love the dark blue campanula too).  And fairy has a new pet.


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:38

Been hot here too - only just finished the watering

Last exam went "ok" thanks .... And at last they are all over for another year.  As you can tell, exams make me stressed even when I am experiencing them second hand .... You can only imagine how bad i was when i was actually doing them myself

Think it might be time for bed soon - feels like it has been a bit of a manic week

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 08:36
Mission accomplished ! They are on their way


Posted: 12/06/2014 at 06:56

Morning all   And another lovely one it is too

Car is now loaded with plants for flooded gardens - meeting up with someone from Somerset in Waitrose carpark on my way to work to send them on their way.

Survived the treetops !! Wasn't too bad at all - my freaking out last time was obviously parental anxiety rather than fear of heights - even quite enjoyed the tarzan swings and zipwires

Fergus Garratt was inspirational - a really warm and funny speaker - and his photos of the Great Dixter borders through the seasons were gorgeous.  Really clever the way they get the wild untamed look, and yet it is all so meticulously planned.  And the work they are doing training young gardeners is really a fitting legacy to Christopher Lloyd.  Great evening.

Last science GCSE for littlest Chicklet this morning ..... And then different sort of parental anxiety will be over for another year 


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 06:57

Morning Fairy, and Forkers yet to emerge

To get me through the day I have an evening with Fergus Garrett to look forward to (local garden club) - am hoping he will be inspiring

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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