Latest posts by chicky

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 23:11

Eagle eyes Fidget. Its a gremlin . There's a green man further down that same wall, though out of shot.

Turning in now too

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 22:04

The star shaped flowers are isotoma AuntyRach - they are annuals that you can find in GCs with the hanging basket plants around May time.  The pots in that picture are a mixture of chimney pots and rhubarb forcers that we have collected over the years

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 21:09

Glad you're feeling a bit better Lizzie - hope you're raring to go by Friday

((big hugs)) for DD

Dove - we found an abandonned water barrow like you describe in the undergrowth in our garden when we first arrived .....Mr C was pleased as punch . It didn't take me long to plant it up with flowers and it now has pride of place by the front door ......see if you can spot it in the pic below

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 07:05

Spot on Pat - DMs = Doc Martins

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:57

Morning all  i'm back on the early shift again

Bargain Pat

work today - survived yesterday ok, will get back in the swing today.  But day off tomorrow - shopping trip with Chicklet was part of her Christmas pressie ......I no longer trust myself to second guess her wardrobe.  No DMs for her - they were the regulation school shoes for 5 years,so put her off for life.  Converse, however, may feature

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:48

Beau - a hoar frost is one that turns all the trees white as well as just the grass - not exactly sure why, but its something to do with moisture in the air.  We get lots of ground frosts, but very few of the ones where it makes it look like its been snowing.

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:36

Great to see you back BeausMum, and looking forward to seeing lots more of you and your lovely new garden.  How's Beau? 

And hooray for no more mad shift work

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:27

Ooooo - looks like its made of icing sugar Alan.......stunning

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Big ideas small places

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:26

Got the record button set for 7pm Jason - thanks for the reminder 

Plant orders for 2017

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:23

Still drooling over catalogues here - not yet spent a ha'penny

Grew cosmos Sweet sixteen last year Beau - will be going for it again, it was a stunner

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 17:48

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Last Post: 12/11/2016 at 15:58

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 leaves๐Ÿ™„ 
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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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