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Latest posts by chicky

Is it too late to cut back lavender?

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:07

I wouldn't expect more flowers til next year.  They look fine to me - don't cut back any harder now, or the coming frosts will clobber the new growth it stimulates and that could kill the plant.  You can give them another trim late spring next year if you want to tidy them more.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 18:56

Topbird - the cane prop ventilation system is ours!  Primitive, but works.  And yes Lesley, drilling into polycarbonate required for hinges.  

Heavens keep opening here too - but the garden needed it

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Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:37

Ggirl- cold frame pics that might help

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61696.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61697.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61698.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Let me know if more photos would help

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 17:07

Ggirl - B&Q (and i'm sure all the others too) will cut polycarbonate to order - so if you have timber you want to use that is a certain size, then you can make the lid to match.  you can get slide on edging strips for it too, to finish it off. mr Chicky made mine about 10 years ago and it is still going strong.  He sized it to fit round three of the black plastic trays they sell in GCs - since that was the only thing he couldn't customise.

they are wonderful things

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 13:15

Great -thanks

Glorous gardens from above

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:47

Was going to post exactly the same myself !  Assume the BBC have rescheduled it - but it would be great if someone could post here when they spot it.  I have my record button at the ready, to store up some gardening viewing for those dark winter nights that will soon be upon us

Camellia

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:44

Should be fine outside - they are tough plants, despite their exotic appearance.  The victorians grew them in greenhouses for years before they realised they were hardy

Something has eaten the plastic lid of my slug pellets

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:42

I sometimes use the wildlife friendly slug pellets, but these days they disappear overnight - far faster than the slugs could get them.  I had put it down to mice (we have lots in the garden, although thankfully very few in the house now) - this makes me think i was right.  Do mice like ferric phosphate ??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 12:36

The joys of WFH - just had home grown sweetcorn - straight from the plant - for lunch. Yum yum.  Beats a pre packed sandwich and a yoghurt any day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 07:18

Morning DD, dove and beau - happy digging, son trip and shift repsectively

Tonight is Cleve night...will try not to be too much of a fangirl

WFH today, so a slghtly later start to the morning - nice to see the sun has beaten me up today - although he is currently hiding behind some very stormy clouds

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

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Cap on soil

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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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