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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:39

Thanks Verdun.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:32

Yes it was, Verdun's recommendation for the bas of Taxus Standishii, a geranium called Black Beauty.  Came from Notutts extremely well packaged and in good nick, will use them again.

Had a really bad dream last night, my grandaughter ate some aconitum from my garden, not going into details but it resulted in me getting up this morning and removing it from the garden.  Silly I know but it was a really horrible dream.

Hope everyone is having a good day.


Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:23

Clari, I had a dog with similar problems and they didn't go away until I changed his food t something called Naturediet.  They do different ranges and I think I used the ones labelled sensative.  Its really gentle on the stomach and was recommended by a shop that sells a whole range of herbal remedies for animals.  I used to get it from Pet World.  They have a web site.

Well the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day (cold first thing though).   Ran a few errands and then spent a couple of hours in the garden.  Planted the last two plants from my delivery, deadheaded and did a bit of weeding. 

On Nanna duty tomorrow and Friday so trying to get to get some h*******k done in between the more important work in the garden.

It hasn't rained for what seems like ages so will give the garden a good soak tonight.

Ooh another delivery me thinks.  Back in a mo.


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 19:23

Oh no.  Sorry about the huge space


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 19:22

Hi folks,

Been in the garden for most of the day.  Have planted the delivery I received today, well all but two. Apologies to Paddock, the names were inside the plants, although they did get the Agapanthus and the Day lilly mixed up.

The trellis has had one coat of paint, ran out so will have to get some more tomorrow.

Fell foul to some more plant porn,  have ordered patio clematis Cezanne (well I had two pots so one clematis was no good was it?)

Wintersong it's been cold here too.  I'm sure pooch will get used to the car.  He'll soon be jetting around with you head hanging out of the window.

























































































































Urgent ID required

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 19:02

Hi Sanjy, I've not had a problem with them here.  Have had a yellow one in garden for 4 years and it's stayed in a clump just got a bit bigger.  Hope this one behaves itself too.

Urgent ID required

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 13:24

Thats what I though GM but they had a label dropped inside the packaging that said the opposite. 

Thanks for your help.


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 13:22

If anyone is about who can tell the difference between an agapanthus and a Day Lilly could you take a look at my new thread please.  Thanks.

Mmm hadn't thought of that Wonky, it would help the plants but not my bank balance.  I think I need one of those rubber bands you snap on your wrist so that I can give it a tweak every time I think I  need a new plant.

Urgent ID required

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 13:19

I have just taken delivery of two plants and I am not convinced that they have been labelled up correctly.

The picture below shows both of them (I was just about to plant them).  Can you give me your thoughts as to which of them is the Agapanthus and which is the Hemerocallis (Day Lilly).  Hope you can help.




Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:04

Morning all, just about, Sorry to hear about Reggie Clari, and your hall, hope he's OK now. 

Didn't lie in this morning.  Even though I am late I have already been to the GC to buy a pot (came back with two) for the clematis my friend bought me on Sunday.  Arrived home to find a delivery man knocking on the door (amazing I usually see his tail lights disappearing around the corner as I pull up).  He had a delivery of plants from Paddock.  Someone on here recommended them I think.  Good value, packed a bit weird in wet newspaper and plastic (no pots) but in quite good condition.  The only complaint I have is they don't label them.  Most of them are easy to identify but I'm going to have to investigate the Agapanthus and Day Lilly to double check which is which. 

Also had a delivery of trellis a few minutes later, again amazed I didn't miss him.

Spent the next 15mins moving a huge pot that I really shouldn't have tackled. Hubby will have a fit when he gets back from the gym.  I can hear him now, "you should have waited for me to get back I'd have moved it for you" while he was really thinking "thank God she moved that, it would have finished me off".

After a restorative cuppa I better start thinking about PPP for these new purchases.

I really think I'm going to start a support group for gardeners who really cannot help but buy plants that they have absolutely nowhere to put

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