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Latest posts by chicky

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:11

What a great harvest - are they outside?  Ours have never produced more than tiddlers...and mildewed tiddlers at that

Autumn colour

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:10

Lovely colours - and all self seeders you say?  Great fun being able to name them yourself - I like Rich Toffee much better than all the Japanese names that mine seem to have

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:06

Me too - but love the Kaffir lily even more.  I know from a post a few weeks back that we both invested in the same plant, so I am now impatiently waiting for my buds to open !  Til then, I'll have to keep looking back at your pic....

christmas soon

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:52

I agree with all the previous comments - but just to add when our tree first comes indoors it empties its resevoir of water very quickly in the first couple of days (l refill it morning and evening).  After a couple of days it slows down, and then only needs checking every few days,and requires much less topping up.  We normally go for a Nordmann and have very few dropped needles.

Compost Bins & Lovely Rats

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:50

Never knew that about potato peelings - good job our heaps are a long way from the house.

Update on technical issues

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:47

Thanks for the update Daniel - also nice to know that you share my views of the Chr***** word or accessories being used in October (or even early November at that!).


Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:43

Oh Panda - that is looking a bit sad.  However, once you get a few plants up it, you won't be able to see the framework - can you wait that long ?  (maybe mile a minute clematis is the answer !)

Glad to hear your dog is doing well Matty - even if he is the source of £££s flying out the door in the future.

For all those looking after P's, it is nice to hear some stories about good care - the only ones that make the papers are the shocking stories.  Only have one P to worry about now - and currently he is in fine fettle - long may it continue.

Went out in daylight and inspected my borders.  All I can say is that now I have hastily cut down some of the taller perennials (pre-storm damage limitation exercise) I can see the vast quantity of weeds more clearly.  More than one weekend's work I fear

Canadian snow

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 18:35


Nice to look at, but makes getting on with ordinary life a bit of a pain here.  I guess in Canada you are much more geared up for it.  How does your garden cope under a blanket of snow?

Seed Swap2013

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 10:09

As you can see OW - you have been missed !!

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 10:06

Hi OW - I have been here since the last spat - and everything has been lovely until just a couple of weeks ago.  You picked a bad time to come back, but hopefully things are now under control.  Would be great to see you posting again - after all seed sowing time is nearly here again !

How did your seedlings from last year progress?  Were you pleased with the results?  If so, some pics would be lovely

Discussions started by chicky

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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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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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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Rose "The Fairy"

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