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Latest posts by chicky

Weed or not?

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 23:07

Doesn't look like the Michelmas daisies I grow, but looks like it could be quite spectacular, whatever it is.  Tell people it is a rarity donated by the GW forum.  And if you don't like it when it flowers, whip it out before the seeds set

japanese acer

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:56

Acers hate cold winds, so definitely find a sheltered spot.  I water mine (in pots) about twice a week in summer, and never in winter.  Have never fed mine, and they seem to be doing well without it.  Hope this helps


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 22:07

Love Niobe - what a colour

Loving my foxgloves this year

 And Constance Spry is my favourite rose

 All looking very flowery



Posted: 21/06/2015 at 21:53

Your girls are gorgeous Frit  - yesterday was obviously a very special day

Great view Fairy - I would have done the extra 5 miles too

Feeling a bit whacked....looking back I can see why ...planted out 80 plants grown from seed (i counted the pots at the end ....numbers girl me), went to visit an NGS garden (wonderful ...but maintained with the help of a full time gardener and a groundsman .... So cheating really), altered a prom dress for Chicklet (yes, another one), cut down my euphorbia cymes (for those who watched GW), and moved a few plants into more PPP's.  So quite a busy day

Vino time now....


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 09:05

Garden planter - rectangular, made of terracotta, already filled with annual bedding plants .....thats my guess, look forward to winning the prize.  However, probably a little more quirky, from the sounds of it.

just about to take littlest chicklet to work, then another day of planting out (cosmos and rudbeckia, if Winter is looking in).  Got my tomatoes sorted yesterday -they are now growing in their final pots up their strings.  Might visit another NGS garden this afternoon - it seems to be peak season for them atm.  Enjoy your days everyone ....rain forecast for tomorrow will be very welcome.

hope Fidget's do is going/went well


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 22:23

Congrats to mini-Frit - lovely picture Hope they'll be really happy

My cosmos and rudbeckia are going out tomorrow Winter.  Gaura and Amaranthus went out today.

just had a lovely evening at a local ngs open garden - great idea to have an evening opening ....meant I got loads of gardening done in my own garden too

Getting close to bedtime here, last nights magical mystery tour is catching up with me

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:17

My cosmos are being planted out today .....not by design, have just had too much else to GW last night made me feel much better


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:14

Morning all  Echo the wise words from everyone else DD - it'll all be lovely by next weekend.  And "lovely" means a real garden, tended by a real person, with real passion and love .....not a photoshoot created by paid Employees 

Prom went well ....she looked tear jerkingly gorgeous.  About to get in the chariot again to go and pick her up from the final post prom party sleepover.  And then .....I'm going to garden


Posted: 20/06/2015 at 09:08

Hope you and Mr Fidget-to-be have a great day celebrating



Posted: 19/06/2015 at 07:45

I start mine off in a heated windowsill propagator (in about Feb) and normally find they do well.  When you do get seedlings they are quite robust and easy to handle, unlike some, where you get a forest of tiny ones to deal with.

Discussions started by chicky

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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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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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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