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Latest posts by chicky

Transport needed for flooded gardens

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

HELLO FORKERS!

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 

HELLO FORKERS!

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

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:24

Lovely pics - especially the clematis and the delphinium -the blues do it for me every time

Dodgey Dahlia's

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:25

Me too - love them 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:09

...... So tempted ......

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:07

Missed your little girl Lizzie - shes soooooo pretty

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 22:05

OL - read one of Santa M's books last summer, and enjoyed it - did you know she was Tara Palmer Tomkinson's sister ??

Busy day on here - taken me ages to catch up - lots of gardening, lots of cake, and a few units of alcohol too.  Welcome newbies - great to have you here.  Love Caral's OH comment - flowers always appear by magic - a bit like clean houses and fresh laundry.

Been bracken bashing in the meadow - making progress.  Could do with some more rain here but none forecast - might have to get the hose out soon.

need to get all my rudbeckias and dahlias in the garden this weekend.  Task no. 1 on the list and its only Tuesday.  Don't know where the time goes.

Got a dreaded team building day tomorrow, swinging through tree tops (madness).  Last time i tried it was about a decade ago, when i accompanied littlest chicklet.  I was so worried that she would fall that i lost my nerve completely .... Turned into a gibbering wreck...... Tomorrow will be a test of whether it really was her i was worried about, or just a phobia of my own.  Unfortunately, i would rather not put it to the test in front of colleagues (none of whom are ever likely to be friends). Do you think i could pull a sickie.

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:32

Countdown starts here - long range weather forecast is looking good

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 21:29

Here's a pic of what is going on Thurs

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48856.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 About 90 pots all told.  And just in case any of the final recipients are Forum readers, i have taken the liberty of adding my moniker to all the labels 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48857.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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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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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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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