Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:28

Quiet weekend planned here. Mr C seems fine after his latest procedure, but we have learned our lesson and will be taking it slowly this time.  Some Christmas card writing planned here too.

Just booked my 2016 tickets for the Garden festival I went to in the Cotswolds last year ....Carol K, Mr B (assume Beechgrove have given him some time off ) and Matthew Wilson, plus a tour round Rodmarton Gardens ....v exciting

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 15:19

Not cleaning my tools after every use .....and not cleaning pots before I re-use them.  But I have the same aversion to cleaning inside the house is that ok?


Posted: 03/12/2015 at 23:36

Just home .....all went well.  We should have him back home tomorrow - well on the way to being mended.  Thank you all so much for your thoughts and good wishes ....they mean more than I can put into words.  You are all very special peeps

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 12:41

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snowdrop


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 23:03

Thanks all for your good lucks and good wishes  


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 23:01

That was my Grandad's favourite riddle Runny. And his favourite song was "there's a hole in my bucket" .....are you getting the picture

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 22:57

Absolutely agree with Buttercupdays and Jo - its lovely having plants in your garden that came from friends and family, and they are never truly yours, just borrowed for a while.  And I never fail to think of the givers when I am wandering round seeing whats what ......think thats why I'll never be a proper garden designer ....I keep things for their associations, even if they don't look spot on


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:19

Morning all  just got a wonderful scent walking down our front steps, and on closer inspection realised our Daphne (JP) is flowering a whole month earlier than usual. Heavenly

Mr C goes in for (hopefully) his last stent tomorrow, so won't be around much for a couple of days.  He has been back to his old self for the past week or so, so although it will be a shame to have him sofa-bound again, at least we know there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it is getting closer all the time

It's my birthday

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 22:33

 Happy Birthday Hosta . Hope you have had a wonderful day in the sun, and a magical evening under the stars 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 17:06
Agree on the brown leaved begonia front... and anything that looks like a palm tree (Torbay or otherwise)

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

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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