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Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 11:02
Should be working - but just saw my first open daffodil on the grass verge opposite work - and had to share

Stacey, KEF - we have a stumpery (OH's project) - will take some pics this weekend - just a quick word of warning ... Don't underestimate the weight of stumps - we had to get most of ours dragged into place by a diggerman !

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:58

Thanks Verdun - thats put me on the right track.  Would bonemeal be ok as a feed, and is it best to feed at the same time as pruning (which i think is best in March?)

Which Daphne?

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:44

I am a big fan of jaqueline postil for its scent.  Companies like Crocus often do 20% discounts in February, which might make one less pricey.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 22:28

Just bought my Chelsea tickets - not sure anyone else is that keen - but just in case, here is a timely reminder that May will soon be upon us 

Cornus alba Sibirica in Containers

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:15
Fluffy Cloud - i had heard not to coppice Midwinter Fire as it is not too vigourous. But if you don't cut it back don't you lose the vibrant stem colours? I have a couple that are now in year 3, and i haven't touched them - but i thought this year i should maybe cut some of the stems on each plant right down low. Do you think that is the right thing to do?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:07
We want a photo diary too, Woody

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 10:25
Oooooh - lovely!! Felt a blast of summer in the middle of a January day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 09:03
KEF - i've just been thinking the same - which bits of my garden can i get at to tidy up, without treading on the soil. Think i have some i can tackle this weekend - provided the rain holds off

Narcissus starting to grow

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:48

Ones in the grass verge at work are already showing buds - although not open yet.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:46

KEF wrote (see)

When you look in the mirror and your Mum looks back at you

 

Happens all the time to me - have even been known to have a quick chat whilst she is there

Discussions started by chicky

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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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

catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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cambridge-botanic-gardens

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 23:13

Rose "The Fairy"

 
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