Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:29

£8 will buy at least 2 GC plants Busy - result


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:22

You picked the right side Panda

Lupins & Dwarf Delphinium's

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:17

Like Rose, i keep them in pots for the first year so i can keep an eye on them.  But i would not keep them in the GH  - harden them off and then keep them outside for the summer - and bring them back in when the frosts start this autumn.


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 22:11

Panda - snap.  Wanted Athletico to win..... love a fairytale me

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:53

So pleased with my clematis this year

Empress, diamantina and josephine, in that order 


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 21:32

BB - can't believe you ever had the patience to get to page 821 a page at a time - that would be me exhausted, never mind adding a post

Glad Panda enjoyed the show - pics of you returning made me smile

Lots of weeding/forgetmenot uprooting done, marigolds for the GH planted, and all toms and cucumbers in their final pots.  Really pleased with my lupins and clematis this year - its all beginning to look nice and flowery out there


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 09:36

Morning all

Rain has passed through here for now, but think more is on its way.  I want to get out there and uproot my forgetmenots at some stage today - plus some more potting on in the GH to do. Plenty of Chelsea still to watch and mags to read in the rainy bits.  So glad the heroes garden got the peoples award - its funny how that so often goes to a garden that didn't get a gold.

and Happy Birthday to Pdoc Saw this and thought of you .....




Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:30

Happy birthday Clari - hope the steak is tasty.  Haven't been in much this week so sitting down for a chelsea-fest on tv.

Good to see pdoc back, and welcome to jc


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:04

Morning MrsG - a reveller returns.  Had a catchup with some old (from uni days .... which was a looong time ago) friends - world has now been put to rights.  Journey home was a nightmare as they had shut the motorway for overnight roadworks, so I was sent on a magical mystery diversion

I will be going for the "free" lavenders again - arrive tiny, but grow on well if you have a GH or coldframe to coax them through their first winter.

Chicklet had last exam yesterday - household has heaved temporary sigh of relief.

lots of rain to perk the garden up - but at work today anyway.  Think weekend forecast is a bit more showery


Posted: 22/05/2014 at 06:50


Had some welcome rain overnight - and one of my favourite irises is flowering away..... so now i am smiling.  Will share it, in case it makes you smile too .... Its name is Mer de Sud

 The weeds surrounding it are to prove it is my garden, not a Chelsea pic!

Discussions started by chicky

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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