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Latest posts by chicky

I really enjoy this forum

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:32

Aaaaagghh!  Just watched David K's youtube clip and it brought back childhood nightmares.  I thought he was the scariest thing in world when i was 8 ......


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 22:26

Just got in from garden lecture on magnolias.  Fascinating fact for you - magnolia Leonard Messel will have whiter flowers if the weather is cold when the flowers are forming in early spring, and pinker if it is warm.  Will be watching mine carefully in future!  Had a lovely evening - its great listening to people who are passionate about their subject - lifts the soul

I need your help!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 06:58

I'm more interested in wildlife in my garden now i know it is there.  And the more i garden, and the more time i spend outside, actively engaging with my surroundings, the more i discover, and the more interested i get.  Its a virtuous circle really.


Posted: 15/01/2014 at 06:54

Clari's wedding flowers are being grown for a friend Lily - must have been on a separate thread somewhere.  Look forward to hearing how they progress - we will be biting our nails along with you clari

Hope Woody was showered with gifts, and enjoyed his special day.

looking forward to garden club lecture this evening - magnolias in the spotlight tonight.  seem to be very busy at the moment - taking me ages to catch up with the Great British Garden Revival - but hearing nothing but praise about it on here.


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 06:50

Happy Birthday Woody 

i'm sure someone more skilled than I will bake you a virtual cake!  Hope you enjoy spending your £80 windfall on some little treasures for the rockery roundabout

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:05

Beautiful Berghill

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 22:15

thanks for the answers - i am planning on giving Bishops children a go from seed this year - might give some of the "free" tubers a go too.

Cheap dahlia tubers

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 06:36

I had given up on dahlias because i can't overwinter the tubers - they all rot on me, even after all the effort of digging them up, washing them off, drying them and storing them in a cool frost free place.  If i ordered the tubers now, or bought them from GC, can i put them straight into compost, or do i have to find somewhere to store them til April ??

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:43

Loving the series - great to see some tv gardening in these dark winter months - well done BBC - can we have more in the same vein next winter please

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:23

I have the "must check everything is turned off even though i have already just checked" syndrome.  I thought it was a sort of mild ocd, not my age ......

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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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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