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Latest posts by chicky

Hosta Problem

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:50

Tracey - one of the gardening tricks i have been trying to teach myself is to focus on the positives. Llke you, I fret over the things with the problems, rather than the 3 lovely healthy plants you have on the go.  Certainly for cuttings, once i convinced myself that over 50% survival = success - then i became much more confident in my abilities  

Do my grape hyacinths have to go?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:37

I wouldn't think they would compete - the muscari will die back down and lay dormant beneath the soil til next spring.  Sounds like a good combination to me 

What to sow....where to start??

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:34

I'm trying cleomes for the first time this year !

lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:29

lupins-and-delphiniums

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:12

Matt - soooooo lovely to see the outcome of advice that was given months ago - i feel a personal connection to those beautiful plants in your greenhouse .  Can we have another pic when they flower please

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 22:03

Tray - love that pieris. Punkdoc - wonderful himalayan poppy - and sweetpea - love your pots.  And ecobaby - your pics make me look forward to summer even more

Here are my current highlights ......

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41291.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41292.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41293.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41294.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41295.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 A selection from all segments of the colour wheel .... Subtle, it aint

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:11

That'd be lovely Clari, but will have to drink it on the go - the mad morning dash has begun

How to take cuttings from a Lavender Stoechas?

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 07:02

I think the method is exactly the same Catie - i'd try again later this year - sometimes cuttings are a bit hit and miss.  My stoechas ones worked, but i had to cover them with a propagator lid for a few weeks to stop them drooping - even though the books say not to do that with lavender.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 06:59

By now Tracey will be pounding up and down a swimming pool - brave lady.

I'll just finish my cuppa instead.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 22:18

Mrs G - daisy/leucanth-things form quite a big clump over time, but i have never seen them throw out runners.  Maybe something else ? I love how spring is full of surprises.  Ironing has worn me out - sleep time now

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

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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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

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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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 19:56

mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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Last Post: 10/08/2013 at 19:57
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