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Latest posts by chicky

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:15
Fluffy Cloud - i had heard not to coppice Midwinter Fire as it is not too vigourous. But if you don't cut it back don't you lose the vibrant stem colours? I have a couple that are now in year 3, and i haven't touched them - but i thought this year i should maybe cut some of the stems on each plant right down low. Do you think that is the right thing to do?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:07
We want a photo diary too, Woody


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:25
Oooooh - lovely!! Felt a blast of summer in the middle of a January day


Posted: 08/01/2014 at 09:03
KEF - i've just been thinking the same - which bits of my garden can i get at to tidy up, without treading on the soil. Think i have some i can tackle this weekend - provided the rain holds off

Narcissus starting to grow

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:48

Ones in the grass verge at work are already showing buds - although not open yet.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:46

KEF wrote (see)

When you look in the mirror and your Mum looks back at you


Happens all the time to me - have even been known to have a quick chat whilst she is there


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:34

Fidget - what tough times for you and the family - be strong

Raining again here - will it ever stop? Treeman came today to take tops out of the dodgy trees, but it was too windy for him to do it safely, so we now have to wait again.  He has assured us that if it falls of its own accord it will be on the grass rather than the neighbours house, so feel a bit more reassured.  And no more gales forecast for the next couple of days.  But will still be happier when it is all sorted - now booked for next Friday.

looking forward to starting my seeds off - but will wait til mid Feb, and then start colonising the windowsills.

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 06:29

They are on my list to try this year - i will watch out for the spikes

Ray of Hope

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:47

My hellebores have big fat flower buds full of promise, and my daphne is just a fraction away from flowering 


Posted: 06/01/2014 at 06:27

Think i might have to find a biscuit for breakfast - no dunking here.  A childhood of loose leaf tea and a none too efficient tea strainer has left me with a phobia of bits in the bottom of a cup.  To this day i can never drain a tea cup, always have to leave a finger's worth in the bottom.

lovely way to start a working year - rain, winds, flooded roads and, no doubt, traffic chaos.  Once more unto the breach dear friends ...

Discussions started by chicky

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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Rose "The Fairy"

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Do my Blueberries need feeding?

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