Latest posts by chicky

Slug patrol has started

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 06:54

Found a tiny one eating a snowdrop flower a few days ago.  Not a toad or frog in sight, so took matters in to my own hands 

Joining the RHS

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 06:51

Big fan here too (although I'm within striking distance of Wisley, so get my money's worth very easily).  Have used their advice service (by email) a couple of times too .....although mostly before I discovered the experts on here 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 01/02/2017 at 06:48

Noticed the owls calling last night too LilyP

And my daphne is finally flowering - a good month later than usual.

Just realised its Feb, so I am probably talking to myself on here

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 16:33

Bought my first ones yesterday LG - 5 for £10 at Wyevales 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 31/01/2017 at 06:53

Nice toms Pat

Little trip to GC yesterday lunchtime resulted in a few 9cm perennial pots jumping in to my basket, as well as the hellebore already mentioned (lupins -pink, white, blue and lychnis alba).  Best go and get them out of the car boot before I set off again.  Nice drizzly day should give them a gentle water before they get tucked up in the GH this evening and then potted on at the weekend

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 22:38

Ooooo Obxx ......whats the robot for๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 22:36

Think the website was a bit tempermental - had the same problem as Liri here, but succeeded late yesterday evening. And I couldn't add a magpie ......which is hardly exotic !

I think I do it for selfish reasons ......I enjoy sitting staring out the window for a whole hour......don't often get the chance to do it.  And I always see something I haven"t noticed before - this year it was a pair of siskins. Had to get the book out to identify them

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 13:26

Weird coincidences Dove .....just come back from the GC with a hellebore "conny" for exactly the same reason 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 30/01/2017 at 07:01

Morning all.  Hope you're keeping cool Pat.  Is it abnormally hot, or is that what you expect in one of your summers ?

Weekend flew by once again.  Started working my way through my seed wishlist - a few packets now bought and a few more ordered.  Won't be long before the windowsills start filling up - although I'll wait til midFeb before I start the first ones off.  My loo roll innard collection is also reaching gargantuan proportions ready for the sweet peas to be started off in very soon.

But first I must put gardening thoughts to the back of my beckons

Hope you're still snug in your camper Tbird, and that you have a great holiday

Gardeners world

Posted: 29/01/2017 at 22:30

Normally starts up again around March 10th .....and that will be not a moment too soon

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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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 leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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