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Latest posts by chicky

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:55
Lizzie - bare earth is very satisfying when you are about to plant in it ! Make sure you keep the deer out

Matt - lovely colours. I was thinking Thalia for the whit daff too? And can't believe you have peony flowers - mine have only just started throwing up leaves

Lovely tulips Ashleigh - pink and white are my favourite - do you know what yours are called ?

Screening issue, please help!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:41
If its only summer you are worried about you could use perennials - helianthus lemon queen gets to about 8 foot every year - or some of the grasses - miscanthus or stipa (not an expert on grasses, but others on here are)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 07:25
Morning all - early start - sat on a train already. Very foggy on the way to the station - although that didn't stop the early morning racer boys overtaking with no clue what was coming their way

My Blue Tit was talking to me this morning. Now that he (and his brothers) are firmly embedded in my brain i think i will move on to learning to talk coal tit. In a few years time i should have the whole garden sussed

ITV Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden's

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:21

Steve - thick fingers or autocorrect - they are all waiting to trip us up

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:18

Panda - intelligent, sneaky snails ..... There must be a way to foil them.  Hosta growers swear by garlic spray - worth a try

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:15

Look forward to the tulips Tracey.  Re the 35* GH - its probably too hot for any small seedlings - theres a good chance they will shrivel and not recover.  Can you open windows?  If not, i would keep them on windowsills indoors til they get a bit more robust.

Glad you had a good mini-hols

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:11

I only love black flowers when they are actually really dark purple - hellebores, irises etc

Black centres (as in rudbeckias) are good - but guess that doesn't really count

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:07

It looks wonderful Sprig - what a fabulous setting.  Lovely to see it all start to come together - don't think i've ever seen so many plants in pots outside a TV garden makeover show - thats some collecting you did.

keep the pics coming - its lovely to see projects unfold.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:57

Panda - copper collars round them whilst the shoots get going seems to do the trick.  They are my favourite flower

Lavender hedge

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:24

And thanks from me too - blocks it is

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

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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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

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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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

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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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 23:33
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