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Latest posts by chicky

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:35

I have quite a lot of sentimental ones too - ones with special names, or ones given by people who are not with us any more.

I often hear/read "true" garden designers say there is no room for sentimentality in a garden - if a plant doesn't "fit" then uproot it regardless.  Well they better not come anywhere near my garden, as the special associations are what gives it the character and meaning.

in actual fact, i am waiting delivery of 3 clematis on Friday - Constance, Mary Rose and Natascha ...... And they weren't picked for their flowers alone (although luckily they are very pretty too)


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:56
Lol Tracey - it is Fairy that lives north of the border . Don't often post at work (although do occasionally lurk) - but the prospect of getting my passport and travellers cheques out next time i wanted to visit Kings Lynn was too much to bear in silence ....


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:47
OMG - is Norfolk having a referendum too


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:42

Dove is probably trying to work out which pair of shoes to wear - now that she has ambitions to be the Posh Spice of the gardening world.  Next thing we know she'll be wearing her zips inside out ......


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:21

Morning Lily - hope you have another good work day

TV gardening programmes

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 06:51

Thanks Lyn - when is that on?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:47

Love your bride Lizzie.  I invested in one last year (had never heard of it til I saw your pics of it here last year), which is growing nicely, but not flowered this year .... Maybe next ....

Hope you are pleased that the "Lizzie" effect has gone global


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:39

Thanks Fidget - just googled Kiftsgate - looks lovely too.  Think i will go for it - just need some sunshine 


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:15

Ooooh, glad the Dixter programme was good Marion - i recorded it for watching tomorrow


Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:07

Don't know about marigolds, but following advice on here last year i pinched out my cosmos several times before finally planting them out - potting them on to bigger pots all the time - and they were the best they have ever been.  So not essential, but worth a try

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 21:36

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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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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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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