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Latest posts by chicky

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:02
Bekkie - NW tastes of toffee - well to me anyway !

Clematis - Group 1 & Group 3 pruning mess!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:53

Hi Shelly - not really sure how you go about disentangling them (i try not to grow group 3's with anything other than other Group 3's for that very reason - then you can just prune the lot to the same level).  

However, i can help on the Group 3 pruning, where it is fine to cut into what appears to be unpromising woody stems - the new buds appear from the leaf axels, and sometimes you get new shoots appearing from underground too, which then extends the overall plant.

 

Favorite apple

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:44

We have a sunset, Lord Lambourne, blenheim orange (all mentioned above) and a Newton Wonder.  Have had at least one apple from each in 4 years, but they are definitely still getting into their stride.  We chose the varieties after a visit to the West Dean Apple Day - where I tasted more apples in one afternoon than I would normally eat in a month.  Amazing how different the flavours are when you taste them side by side.

water butt tap not working

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:41

A picture paints a thousand words

Hope you get it sorted - at least at this time of year it won't take long to refill if you have to drain it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:35

Sometimes the site does rearrange things Frit - but we know what you're saying anyway

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 06:27

Morning all

Just poked my nose out the front door ....no snow here.  That makes for a much simpler day.  I hate driving in the white stuff, so if we have any I'd like it at the weekend please.  Hope others are coping - seems like we were lucky to escape.

snowdrops really getting into their stride now - lots of little white patches on the verges, plus the clumps in my garden have flowers just starting to open.  And its very nearly light at 5oclock now

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 23:07

Good luck with the move BM - hope you find some time to explore the new garden before the 6th

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 21:11

Hugs DD - its not easy is it? The happy memories are very special though, make sure you keep them alive  Miss my Mum most days too - but determined to make sure all the wonderful things she did are not forgotten  ( not the sort of "wonderful" stuff that makes headlines - just the stuff that makes the world a better place)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:13

So sad - such a tragedy for one so young.  My heart goes out to her family and friends.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 20:09

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Couldn't miss out on adding my virtual wishes too  

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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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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