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Latest posts by chicky

root trainers v. pots

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:07

I use root trainers and old looroll inners for sweetpeas.  Never done a pot comparison to prove it is better, so interesting to see the difference.  Will definitely carry on.  Don't notice any difference between loorolls and roottrainers though, so i guess it is all about length of root run

New nestbox

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:34

Life is full of coincidences I had never heard of Oor Wullie til last weekend when we caught the tail end of Antiques roadshow (before Beechgrove or something......or maybe it was Gogglebox) ........someone had a collection of old copies which were worth tens of £ thousands.

cute nest box ....hope it gets visitors

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:20

I've got tickets Claire (sorry, didn't mean that to sound gloating).  We normally get ours just after the Christmas holidays are over, just to be on the safe side....they seem to sell out pretty quickly

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:17

I like the gardens, and the plants in the marquee.  I like the back stories of the nurserymen and women, more than the designers, although I do like seeing how the gardens come together.  I will be clogging up our TV planner with recordings of everything they televise ....for once the Chicklets Hollyoaks et al will have some serious competition for space.   I love it

Tete a Tete Daffodils

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:10

In the past I have had tete a tete as indoor flowers, when they are over I plant them straight in the garden and they happily come up next year.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 09:00

Flotterstone - what a lovely name Enjoy your walk Fairy.

like Rob, i plan to spend the day getting seedlings out of trays and into pots, plus a bit of weeding here and there.  Forecast is for no rain, if not exactly a scorcher.

Hope knees and ribs keep on with their recovery.  Enjoy your gardens .....especially Yvie, after the mammoth Nanna duties

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:57

Wonderful Lizzie - thanks so much for sharing.  And now that all the graft is over, hope you really enjoy the day.  People will love it - who couldn't.  Got everything crossed for perfect weather too


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 18:59

Not sure I'd call Panda's Dublin trip a holiday.  If I recall correctly she will be accompanied by hordes of excitable Girl Guides, that she will have to keep under control.  That's my idea of heroism.

its the weekend .....yippeeeeeeeeee

And those nice train people have decided not to strike on the day we are going to Chelsea (would have totally scuppered our plans, so we have been on tenterhooks) ............double yippee

Repotting an acer

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 06:36

I agree with Blairs - only move it to a slightly bigger pot.  You should do this before July, as it will want to put out new roots to fill the space before next winter comes.  If you use too big a pot, or do it too late in the growing season then it might exhaust itself trying to reach its goal (Sounds mad, but was the advice I was given by an acer nursery at Hampton Court show a few years ago)

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 06:31

Frances - its looking stunning - I love the clematis in the pot too.  Great to see it smothered in flowers from top to bottom.  Love what you have done to your space too WillDB

Discussions started by chicky

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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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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