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Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:05

Temperature differences can be quite something can't they.  Far more aware of them now most cars have temperature readouts.  We have a long straight road here where the temp is 2-3* lower in the middle than at either end, and often the middle is misty when it is clear elsewhere for miles around.  The chicklets say its haunted......but is probably to do with the fact there is a large lake in the middle


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 07:00

It was a good move getting OH to do Flynn duties this morning.  I'd wait til April before taking over


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 06:43

Good Morning one and all

Chilly here - expect it is much worse elsewhere - even Verd might have had a frost last night.  Keep warm and safe - its slippy out there


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:57

Great pics panda - what a lovely place to stay

Caterpillar? Who said caterpillar?

 Happy memories 


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:09

Our last house backed on to a school Lesley - we quite liked it, as it was happy noise, confined to weekdays between 9 and 3, so didn't really affect us too much.  The building work is a different matter of course, don't envy you that at all.

went for my walk, and my legs have now seized up.  Time to go for a long soak

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:28

That view is superb buttercupdays 


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 09:18

I wondered about a climbing hydrangea too Wintersong.  Glad you had a good day with your brother.

Good luck with waking a sleeping OH Dove - that would spell disaster for the rest of the day in this household.

warmer here today, wet outside instead of frosty, but still not looking inviting for gardening.  Will probably take myself out for another walk instead.

What would you do with this huge garden?

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:48

I like the idea of dividing it up with a few hedges, so you can't see it all in one go (much better for any hobbits that want to explore).  I would also tackle making new areas one at a time - it all looks very presentable at the moment, so it won't hurt to leave some as it is - that way you won't take on too much and get discouraged.  It looks a great garden - you're going to have fun making your mark


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:42

Tis a long month DD - but more than halfway thru.  Lime juice and fizzy water is my current poison.

no gardening here - ground rock hard - but a nice long walk and a couple of round trips to the dung heap.  Our compost piles are filling up nicely.  Time to make some more bays.  Lots of snowdrops coming through now, flowers as well as leaves, and daphne is pumping out scent that hits you everytime you go out the front door.  January has some good bits if you search for them

apple trees

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 18:18
Any chance of a picture of them Judith ? That might help with pruning advice.

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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