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Stacey Docherty

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Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:17

orchid i have been having a scour and both camps are represented.... I'm gonna chuck her out into the border and see, although its an evergreen so i will need to much and protect in the autumn..... now lets hope someone is selling them at hampton court so i can buy about 6 more!!!! 4 blue and another 2 white should do it!!! I have midnight blue in a pot and it is 'ignored' every year it is full of flowers so........ The nursery is a small independent nursey called oak tree, they geo a lot of their plants themselves and for the majority the rest they have to buy are all english grown. Chicky seeing as you do go to long acres i wold highly recommend a visit to oak tree its opposite the stirrups pub its ace(RG426LH is the postcode) ( oh and their hearty gardeners bfast is only £4.99) Their plants are fantastic and they have a healthy and reasonable tree collection ........


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 10:56

ok update on the planting I'm going to go agapanthus!!!!! ok not scented but i just went to GC for some breakfast (after dropping lo at nursery i had an hour wandering bliss....) and found a stunning agapanthus called enigma ( very similar to queen mum its white with blue base at the bottom of the flowers ( do pic later).... the specimen has 6 huge flowers and is ripe to burst out the pot bargain for £4.99!!! now I'm off to research weather to leave them in the pots or to plant direct!!!!!! laters peeps 


Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:47

Morning all ....... Right I have decided to clear the bed under the grapevine..... It's a mishmash of tatty plants.. It's a narrow bed in full sun but what to plant mmmmmmmm ....... I want something low- mid height so not to distal act from the grape vine, bushy to fill the space with scented flowers to fill the house with scent as it's by the patio doors in the living room.... The soil is sandy and quite shallow..... So apart from lavender ( which is all I can come up with) any suggestions????????

Gooseberry crop

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:32

I had an excellent crop and then the blackbirds and saw fly got to mine..... Just posted this on forkers went to work this morning and ironically thought how the red gooseberry bush was looking great ..... Came home to

Almost gone not my year 

chilli plants

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:30

Mice!!!! Mine fall foul to them every year.... When they are green slugs and snails like A bit of spice as well..... And to top it off birds don't taste or are not affected by capsicum oil which puts the heat into our chillis so have been known to have a peck when other food is sparse 


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:23

Evening all..... Well this morning when I left for work I had a healthy gooseberry bush out the front now :

 Gone!!! Note the little blighters on the pot and their poop all over the sawdust bale!!! I'm assuming it's sawfly!!!! I have been hit bad by it this year.... Right off to mourn and watch hampton court whilst I plan what to buy on Saturday lol x


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:19

No we won't be getting another one OH has said no!!! Plus we still have the chickens so...... She can have fish lmao


Posted: 10/07/2014 at 06:57

Morning all oh chicky thank you very much I'm soooooo excited now lol can't wait to see hedgehog street although I think our efforts to attract them have worked as I do keep finding poo that I think is hedgehog poo!!! Lol worryingly enough I don't think he's that bright tho as we always find it near the boot scraper ( we joke he's mating with it) or the back door mat!!! Found out yesterday that my cat has a massive tumour and is dying  I'm very annoyed with the vet tho. £675 so far just to be diagnosed with sedation X-rays and blood tests and he was pushing me to spend another £1325 to get an ultrasound and a biopsy Obviously with sedation and x2 overnights.... Now I would spend it but hes 17 years old so I can't think it's gonna buy him much more time, and the time he does have left I want him to enjoy and not be prodded poked and spend in and out of the vets. The vet looked at me as though I was callous and uncaring but it's a lot of money for anyone but it's basically a family holiday!!! So he's on palliative care of steroids. He's in no pain and still as feisty as ever lmao hence they had to sedate him to take blood!!!!! right coffee and paperwork mountain!!! I do have a dilemma I will need all ur help with later xx

Moth larvae on chilli plant?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 20:15

Sawfly are rampant this year!!!! 


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:04

Oh clari im so sorry how rotten for you.... Well it's as black as night here atm looks like we are in for a downpour..... I'm lingering waiting for HC review from chicky lol while I'm waiting I could answer the rafts of pm messages I have got about chillies!!!!

Discussions started by Stacey Docherty

Too many chillis

What to make from your hot harvest! 
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Last Post: 01/09/2014 at 16:34

Huge hydrangea

It's gonna need a mega chop 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 22:15


What's up with mine this year? 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 18:41

Grass seed

Micro clover or not 
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Last Post: 07/04/2014 at 09:13

Cherry tree

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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 19:27


Accidental severing of clematis 
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 13:42

Mushroom identification

What are they  
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 08:02

What is this........

Id needed please 
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For those who need reminding 
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Pumpkin carvings

show us yours  
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Last Post: 01/11/2013 at 23:17

Anyone know what this is?

Plant identification  
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Is it.... Isn't it??? 
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Tips .... 
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