Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:58

I bought a fair sized Wisteria 5 years ago from a good garden centre and it has never flowered.  It has been pruned 'properly' for 3 years.  It's on its final warning but looking at the buds, once again they look like leaf buds not flower buds.  A second one bought last year looks as if it has flower buds and leaf buds.  They have both been treated the same and are planted along the same fence.  Wisteria are a mystery to me.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:47

Lovely and sunny here today, have been out potting up Heliotrope.  Also been sowing seeds, Lobelia Pendula Regatta, Osteospermum Ecklonis and Felicia Heterophylla 'the rose'.  Might pop to garden centre this afternoon.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 12:35

Morning all, Sorry to hear your mum is poorly Dove, we have made the same decision re mum, twice we have been told to expect the worst but she has rallied both times without any real medical intervention.

Been potting on and sowing seeds this morning have some work to do on baby quilt this afternoon

Email about reply to post

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 11:59

Nora are there any plans to take you to your actual post rather than the start of the thread when you click on 'My Posts'

To Keep The Trees Or Not?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:06

I love trees, but not close to my house and in a small garden they are overbearing and really limit what you can grow.  I'm with Verdun, plant shrubs instead.

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 17:01

It was me that mentioned Mayflower.  Nearly all my roses are David Austin and non of them cause me much trouble.  I FBB them in Feb, mulch them in March, give them a spray early in the season and feed them in June.  No more than I do with all my flowering plants really. 

If only I could get paid for doing what I love!

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:49

I was made redundant a couple of years ago from a very stressful job.  I decided that I was not going to find another job as problems with my back and issues with depression meant I was very limited in what I could do.  I've never been happier.  I look after my grandchildren for 2 or 3 days a week and in return Firstborn covers the cost of my car.  The rest of my time is spent in the garden which helps keep me mobile and sane.  It's suprising what you can manage without when you have to.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 16:32

Have potted up Snapdragon Twinny Rose and Achillea The Pearl seedlings.  Got rid of a few pots of failed seedlings and tidied up the greenhouse.

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 13:37

I've got that Honeysuckle Betty, it's lovely, don't know its proper name either.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 22:23

Will try again



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on special at the moment 
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ID please

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I Made These

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Urgent ID required

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Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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