Latest posts by chicky

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 21:03

Just to let you all know that I have made contact with Rosie's driver volunteer, and it will be dead easy for me to get plants to him when he is up this way.  So if anyone within striking distance of Haslemere/Farnham has spare plants they can get to me, we now have a weekly opportunity to send them down to Somerset.  Happy to act as staging post, so pot up those spare seedlings rather than send the surplus to the compost heap.

create meadow?

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:52

I'll go take a picture of my YR tomorrow - its just emerging now


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:46

Oooooo KEF - new GH to dream about ..... Enjoy.

Lovely geum Panda - they just flower on and on.

Archie -hugs, and hope the stuff is over soon.

MrsG - poor thumb.  About to go and watch episode 1 of Jamaica Inn on IPlayer - although radio and papers say it is impossible to hear what is happening because of errors with the sound transmission

Pleased to report that our last row of asparagus is finally showing its noses - a good 4 weeks behind the first two ..... Thought we had killed it.  Must learn some patience


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:15

A very responsible job for an under gardener - hope he is not too stressed at the prospect


Posted: 23/04/2014 at 07:00

And to you.  Hope Marion's display is ready!!

Beautiful morning here - shame I'm about to go waste it in an office.  Still, crusts to be earned etc etc

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:02

I have an Abilene that is about 4 years old - so has come through some harsh frosts.

Climbing plants or clematis for pot and obelisk

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 22:44

Red - they have bred clematis specially for pots too - think they are called patio clematis or boulevard series.  I have just used Taylors Clematis mail order and was delighted.  Really big plants for £8-10.  Very friendly people too - i'm sure they would be happy to advise if you gave them a ring

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:48

No people trouble here, but the deer are a challenge.  Have fenced off a flower garden, and recently a veg garden - its a bit like having garden rooms (in my more pretentious moments).  The rest of the garden is theirs to roam ..... by trial and error i am getting a longer and longer list of things they won't eat

And its still quite thrillng to see them wandering round the lawns


Had a rabbit last year, and i was in despair - our fences are 8ft high, but not rabbit proof.  Luckily the rabbit is no more, and this year none have appeared to replace it.  Fingers crossed.

Hidcote on Easter Sunday

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:44

Lovely pics Fidget.  We went last week and loved it - but i was too busy gasping to remember to take pictures ..... Yours have brought it all back.  

It was a long drive (2.5 hours for us) - but made me realise it is worth making a bit of an effort to get to these iconic places.  We left home at 10, and were back by 7, and had a magic day in the middle.  Sissinghurst next on my list too Wintersong

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 19:32

Wonderful photos all - thanks for sharing.  I think this is my favouritest thread of all

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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