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Latest posts by chicky

Kew Garden job cuts

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:32

Me too

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 22:22

Saw one of those this weekend Edd - but don't know their name either.  Sure someone will help

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:03

Just to let you all know that I have made contact with Rosie's driver volunteer, and it will be dead easy for me to get plants to him when he is up this way.  So if anyone within striking distance of Haslemere/Farnham has spare plants they can get to me, we now have a weekly opportunity to send them down to Somerset.  Happy to act as staging post, so pot up those spare seedlings rather than send the surplus to the compost heap.

create meadow?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:52

I'll go take a picture of my YR tomorrow - its just emerging now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:46

Oooooo KEF - new GH to dream about ..... Enjoy.

Lovely geum Panda - they just flower on and on.

Archie -hugs, and hope the stuff is over soon.

MrsG - poor thumb.  About to go and watch episode 1 of Jamaica Inn on IPlayer - although radio and papers say it is impossible to hear what is happening because of errors with the sound transmission

Pleased to report that our last row of asparagus is finally showing its noses - a good 4 weeks behind the first two ..... Thought we had killed it.  Must learn some patience

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:15

A very responsible job for an under gardener - hope he is not too stressed at the prospect

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:00

And to you.  Hope Marion's display is ready!!

Beautiful morning here - shame I'm about to go waste it in an office.  Still, crusts to be earned etc etc

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:02

I have an Abilene that is about 4 years old - so has come through some harsh frosts.

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:44

Red - they have bred clematis specially for pots too - think they are called patio clematis or boulevard series.  I have just used Taylors Clematis mail order and was delighted.  Really big plants for £8-10.  Very friendly people too - i'm sure they would be happy to advise if you gave them a ring

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

No people trouble here, but the deer are a challenge.  Have fenced off a flower garden, and recently a veg garden - its a bit like having garden rooms (in my more pretentious moments).  The rest of the garden is theirs to roam ..... by trial and error i am getting a longer and longer list of things they won't eat

And its still quite thrillng to see them wandering round the lawns

 

Had a rabbit last year, and i was in despair - our fences are 8ft high, but not rabbit proof.  Luckily the rabbit is no more, and this year none have appeared to replace it.  Fingers crossed.

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 08:36

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

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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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33
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