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Latest posts by chicky

recommend a spade and/or fork

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:11
My OH is notorious for destroying garden tools - doesn't know his own strength - we have several garden forks with mangled spikes. He bought a bulldog one 3 years ago and it is still in one piece (and it gets used lots) - so would definitely recommend

Angry as all Hell

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 09:18
Address safely received here too - seeds will be sent at the weekend Chief

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 09:14
BB2 - i can only tell you where mine is - i didn't plant ityself, it was here when we came - but it is thriving. It is in acid soil, woodland edge, so partial shade. Rhs website gives more details - but i know it resents pruning, so try and pick somewhere where you won't need to cut it back. Also nice to have it somewhere you walk past lots in the winter, so you get a blast of the perfume every day


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:56

Ooops - missed you there Dove.  You are lucky to have found a place like that for your parents - it must be comforting to have confidence that they are well cared for as people, as well as physically.  


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 06:51

Morning Clari , Archie and AWB.  Cold one here - thick frost again.  Birds on the bird table have started bickering rather than playing nicely - must be nearly spring

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:30

And me too for the address - pm'd Jeannie but not sure it worked - thanks

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:35

We are very acid - but it always loses a few leaves at this time of year - makes room for the new ones coming after the flowers


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:32

Hang on in there Tracey - he'll turn a corner I'm sure - just as long as he thinks its HIS idea, and not yours.  Teachers like to fire warning shots when there is still plenty of time for them to have an effect

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:10

Mrs G - your shoots look like crocosmia to me..... Love the raindrops on the lupin too.  Marion, what a delightful garden - looks enchanted


Lizzie - agree it will be sad to see the last of the snowdrops and hellebores (loving your clumps of both) - but we will be so carried away on a frothy tide of spring that we will forget to mind for too long

Can someone please help me identify this lovely smelling shrub/plant

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 22:00

I love mine (Jackie P - like Salinos).  The scent is not sickly, but so powerful.  It normally starts flowering in the Christmas holidays and is still going in April - what a plant


Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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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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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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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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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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