Latest posts by chicky


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:50

This should really be one for the Fantasy garden thread, but I can't find it, and i'm in a bit of a rush, so sharing it here, coz it made me lol (literally)



Posted: 02/02/2016 at 06:42

Morning - hope all are safe.  Was in London last night, and even there the wind was whistling round the skyscrapers.  Arrived at my meeting looking slightly tousled and windswept


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 06:43

Morning all

Good luck to Mrs Pdoc on her first day ...Nottingham seems quite a drive from Sheffield (or am I displaying the geographical ignorance of a southerner)

Got a day of planes, trains and automobiles to look forward to (only minus the plane) .....might catch up with you all later


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 19:18

Finding that CV should be top of the to-do list Clari ....and this time I wouldn't turn down anything awesome that comes your way.  Enough is enough.

Had a surprisingly enjoyable rainy walk - I kept dry, and a peaked hat kept the rain out of my face (pet hate) .....and we passed hardly another soul.  Birds were merrily singing away too - probably delighted that they were eluding bird counters

Just coloured pencils for me Pat ...although I like the sound of a bit of glitter

W&P tonight, then need to get all set for a busy week.  Have a great evening folks

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:46
Hi wrightt - can you plant under walnut trees? I thought they gave off something that inhibits other plants' growth, but may be I am remembering wrong

'toilet roll seed starters'

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:22

I always do my sweetpeas ths way, then plant the whole thing out come May.  Have always had pretty good results.  You often get mould appearing on the side of the tubes (they gat a bit soggy) .....but I ignore it, and it never seems to have done any harm.

We were having a chat on here a few days ago about the loo roll inner mountains we are all beginning to amass I know I am not alone

New garden - suggestions for design please

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:07

They might look like that Fairy .....but I've never seen them very clearly.  This is where they live though


RIP Terry Wogan....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:47

Feeling very sad 


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 09:32

Morning to those still around, and those still to come as well

grey and drizzly here, but might venture out for a walk anyhow.   At least the wind has died down.  

Spent yesterday evening in the company of my grownup colouring book ....bit like a jigsaw ....a glorious waste of time but strangely therapeutic

Hope the Hostas enjoyed their first night of Home sweet Home



Posted: 30/01/2016 at 17:28

Back from my walk .... it was beautiful out there.  So clear we could see the London skyline about 40 miles away  (soz to those with hail, blizzards and gales .....your days in the sun will no doubt come soon, and I will probably be stuck in an office)

Time for more tea, to go with a slice of Fairy's cake

Discussions started by chicky

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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Pictures of our garden outings 
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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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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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