Latest posts by chicky

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 13:43

Lovely pictures LG - amazing to see the Broad Walk so full of colour - they really show how you can keep it going all summer long.

But my fave pic is the nasturtium too

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 09:53

We made it πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

It was tough, but probably not as bad as I had feared, and all our joints held up (that was my biggest worry - knew I had the stamina, but didn't know if my knees, ankles and toes would support me in this rather crazy quest).  We had fantastic weather - sun, but not too warm and a great breeze.  And it was a stunning walk in terms of sea views, idyllic villages with country cottage gardens 🌸, pretty little churches, rivers, cliffs, rolling fields had it all.

And we raised lots for the charity - cancer beat my Mum when she was far too young to go - anything that will help beat that disease has got to be a good cause.

So hear are a few reminders of the day - I got a medal πŸ₯‡ 

My new best friends:

Beachy head - this was after 23 miles, so we viewed that hill with some trepidation, having just climbed up, over, and down the seven sisters ( of which, by the way, I swear there were eight  .....unless I was hallucinating )

Hello Forkers ... September edition

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 06:29

Morning all   Pinch, punch and all that πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡

Work today, then driving to sisters tonight ready for our walk tomorrow  It starts at 6.30, so decided I had best wakeup nearby.  Feeling horribly nervous 😩.  Huge thanks once again to all you lovely peeps for sponsoring me - I will hear my Forker friends cheering me on when it gets tough 

........See you Sunday .......

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 22:39

Wasn't just you Liri - I couldn't get on here earlier either

Holiday looks fantastic Yvie good, and enjoy

Lots of talk of squelching in ponds and garden pyrotechnics ..... off to bed now - wonder which of those will inspire my dreams   

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 06:34

Hope Dove has a good journey - roads still pretty quiet round here.  Schools are back next week, so I'm making the most of an easy commute whilst it lasts.

Just been to pick raspberries for breakfast ......its not warm out there   But looks like the sun will try and shine.

Have a good day peeps 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 06:32

......but the witty repartee is just as important 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 06:29

Hi Hosta - should have said Happy Hosting to you too 🍻🍺

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 06:18

Morning Hosta, Morning Dove.

Not liking these dark mornings .  Busy day today, so need to get a wriggle on earlier than normal.  

Happy Holidays Dove πŸ–πŸ - just in case I miss you tomorrow 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 07:01

Morning peeps

Good walk yesterday - not long now til the real McCoy.  Fairy - yesterday's was a traverse, with both BiLs doing a bit of ferrying ....both my sisters live in Sussex.

Anxiously watching the forecast for Saturday, want it not too hot, gentle breeze and no rain pls 

Work today get moving 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 28/08/2017 at 07:55

Have a great holiday LilyP 

Off to the south coast for a final practice walk with my sisters today.  Have packed sunhat and suncream ......but just read the news, and perhaps really what I need is a gas mask 😷 

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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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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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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