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Latest posts by chicky

Tilted garden taken over by weeds

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:02

I convince myself I like weeding by pretending I am harvesting a crop .... for the compost heap (although don't put the perennial nasties on there)


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:52

Morning Dove.  Did you know there is now a gizmo you can get that lets you turn your heating on and off remotely from an app on your phone?  Gives you the ability to do it from anywhere in the world.  Research has shown that the most common place people use it from is their bed.  Perhaps not quite what the inventor had in mind


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 06:44

Great tree choices MrsG - liquidambers are one of my favourites, specially at this time of year.  Apart from anything else I just love their name.  We need pics once they are in

Due some sunshine today, after yesterday's squalls.  Must get out there at lunchtime to make the most of it.  Am taking my free bulb token with me, so will go to GC and make my choice .... will it be crocus, or wild tulip, or fritillary, or iris....decisions, decisions .....

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:24

Wow !! No wonder its warmer than here.  Jealous of your heliotrope - have seen it growing at Wisley (southeast england) but never given it a go myself - its meant to have a lovely scent.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:21

Hey BusyBee . Good to see you back.  Hope your summer was good - sound like you are continuing to live up to your name

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:43

Those glads are spectacular Victoria - like the small flowered aster behind them too  Lovely photo of the cat leaving the scene too


Posted: 06/10/2014 at 06:38

Morning all

Why do weekends fly by

Got a midweek talk by Cleve West to look forward to this week - so i'll get some garden time in that way.

Enjoy yourselves, whatever you are up to

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:18

And here's mine



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:03

Wonderful colours Lyn, Lizzie and Artjak.  Love that heliotrope Dimwit - where are you, that is so warm??

here is Mr Chicky's star:



Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:57

Spent hours weeding, but only cleared a very small patch.  I hate sheeps sorrel with a passion.  Reckon its going to take me every weekend til Chr*******as.

Got out on a bike ride before it got dark - 20 miles burnt a few calories.

looking forward to a bit of Downton here too

Discussions started by chicky

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

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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