Latest posts by chicky

Bark eaten off my hydrangea

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:11

Annabelle is usually quite late.  All my other hydrangeas are in full leaf now, but the Annabelles are only just breaking bud .....they behave quite differently to other hydrangeas.  But are the most glorious of all, i think 

Bark eaten off my hydrangea

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:04

Annabelle should throw up new shoots from the base, so all is not lost

in general, if deer damage stems, and the damage does not go completely round the stem, then you can "repair" them by tying strips of black bin bags round the area like a bandage.  You have to leave it on for a couple of years, but it works (the voice of bitter experience).  However, if the damage goes all the way round the branch has been "ringed", and it won't survive.  Hope this helps for future attacks.  I have a stash of dark green bin bags specially for bandages - looks slightly less unsightly than the black 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 09:55

More muck to move today. Plus a quick trip to Wisley as they have promised to replace a frost-proof pot that has been damaged by the frost.  Will be a welcome break from shovelling 

Hope Fairy has a good walk, and knee stays strong.  Tbird - we need pictures of your new border - is it sunny/shady?  And whats gone in it?  Or am I just being too nosey.  Love a new border 

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 23:12

Drooling over your auriculas Berghill especially that last one ❤️❤️❤️

Your amelanchier is glorious Dove, you must be very pleased with the way that bed is turning out

Sweet peas

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:44

I always pinch mine out - makes them branch out so you get three stems to grow up instead of one.  I think the advice to not pinch out is if you are growing show blooms, when you want all the energy concentrated in the one stem for the biggest, showiest flowers possible (but not very many of them )

Catching up, a few pics.

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:15

Looking good MrsG  love the way the white links it all together 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 17:58

Creaking a bit here  Made quite a dent in the muckpile, and one of my large flower beds is now completely mulched .  Looks very smart - hoping it will feed and keep the weeds down.  Also got my tomato, cucumber, cosmos and cleome seeds going on the windowsills.  Time for a quick cuppa, then littlest Chicklet needs a lift to the station🚂

Have a lovely evening everone 

Patio magnolia

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:37

Here you go Aster - as you can see, quite small pots, but growing nicely.  I have a spot for them now, so they are going in the ground this year

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:27

Oooooo I remember Space Dust 

Not sure I have any left for sprinkling round the flowers though

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 09:14

Morning all.  Chuffed to bits with one of my new auriculas 

Got a heap of compost to shift this weekend - so must focus, no faffing allowed.  Apart from maybe a spot of seed sowing and seedling pricking out....busy, busy.

Hope you enjoy the show Loana, and your tulip steals the show.

I want fairies/UFOs in my garden there anything special I need to do to attract them 

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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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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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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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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