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Latest posts by chicky

What is your favourite gardening book?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 23:16

Carol Klein's Grow your own Garden probably comes off the shelf for consultation most - it even has the muddy fingerprints to prove it.  Bit like the best recipes always have a few splashes on

How big are vine weevil grubs?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:49

Discovered that the roots of some potted polyanthus in my GH are being eaten away by grubs.  They are white,and c shaped, just like the dreaded vine weevil.  However, they are about the size of a small ball bearing when curled up - i always thought vine weevils were more woodlouse size ...... Does anyone know what I've got 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 06:27

I am so very sorry Verdun - thinking of you. 

Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:15

Just caught up with the programme MT - loved their garden - what an idyllic spot they have made.  By far and away my favourite too 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:08

Good luck Mrs G  Hope all goes well, and no further encouragement is needed

I wish someone would invent....

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 20:14

I use Ethel Gloves - they're the only ones my fingernails don't wear through after a couple of wears.  Usually last me about six months - used pretty much every weekend.

 

the other trick I use is to clean the bathroom on a sunday evening - that seems to shift the dirt

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 19:31

Ouch Hostafan. Take it easy for a while ...doctors orders

Raspberry

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:29

A vote for Polka here too - first time we have ever grown raspberries, and we loved them

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:46

Submitted my bird count.  Woodpecker and chaffinches missing this year, which makes me wonder last time I saw them?? Hope we have not lost them

Then went for another long walk - feet buzzing now.  But it was still light at nearly 5 o'clock - yippee. Watched half of Allotment Challenge last night, about to catch up with the last bit now.

Hope Beaus packing is now sorted - good luck with the move (i'm guessing absence of internet at new abode means you could be missing for a while ..... we'll be thinking of you in that sea of boxes and bubblewrap)

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 17:13

Fidget - Molly-in-a-bucket is in the ground ....but the name stuck 

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 21:50

Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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Last Post: 03/04/2015 at 14:31

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 19:50

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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