Latest posts by chicky

Mail Order "A Lottery"?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:10

I can also vouch for Taylors - have used them half a dozen times and plants have always been superb quality.

Once they sent the wrong variety (bad handwriting meant Mary Rose got mixed up with Margorie - you have to write it in curly script to see why) - but they immediately sent a replacement with no charge, and let me keep Margorie, who is now flourishing, to boot Top firm

When is the best time to cut back Penstemons?

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:02

I normally do mine mid April - still the possibility of frosts around then, but not normally bad ones.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 09:59

Happy Easter everyone

 Well done niece KEF - thats one talented little lady

Off to Brighton in a bit for family gathering at my sister's.  Doggies mean walks will be had - so lovely to see the sunshine

Rudbeckia seedlings

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:51
Thanks Hollie - they are really important in this garden as the deer don't eat them, so they are used profusely !! They are fast becoming my signature plant !

hibiscus luna help needed

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:52

I'd keep them somewhere sheltered - a GH might be ok for now, but will be too hot once we start getting a bit of sunshine.  Just a word of warning - I did this a few years ago - now have 4 healthy shrubs, but had to wait til last year for the first one to flower. So you'll need to be patient

Wot, no basil!

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:48

We grew greek basil from seed last year - those little leaves pack an amazing punch of flavour.  Must remember to do it again this year

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:45

Morning all

Last day at work for me before a whole week off. Some of it will be taken up with hospitals  but should be time for some nice days out and some gardening too .  At the moment I am choosing to ignore the weather forecast until it gets better

Hope Ma is feeling brighter today Dove.  Flowers last longer than chocolates round here


Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:39

Oooops - day late Happy Birthday for yesterday Flumpy - hope you had fun


Tallish Self Supporting Perenials

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 12:02
I started with similar collections, but mine came from hayloft. All flowered the first year, and have bulked up considerably since. Think I am in year 6 and they are going strong - have increased stock by stem cuttings - biggest challenge is finding a "non flowering stem" ....which is a nice problem to have

T&M Plug plants offer

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 06:58

I had an email from T&M yesterday telling me my plugs had been dispatched.  Seems pretty good service to me - not sure why it is not universal.  Did you create an account with them, or place your order as a "guest"?

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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