Latest posts by Yviestevie

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 18:27

Lovely pond BM, I'd love one but not sure with the grandchildren about.

Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 21:44

I have a Caryopteris Kew Blue and every year it has been beautiful.  This year I think it has been attacked by Capsid Bugs and its looking like it wont flower. 

I wondered if anyone else is having the same problems or is it just me. 


Posted: 18/06/2016 at 14:40

Afternoon all,  Can't believe how tired I am after 4 days away.  I still haven't planted my new poppy and there is loads of deadheading still to be done on the front garden.

Visited mum and have also been to visit a friend for a coffee.  I have done another batch of juicing and the only job left today is to turn up hubby's jeans (they were a Christmas present), still better late than never.

Sorry to hear everyone is coming down with bugs and viruses, hope you all feel better soon.

Garden Visits

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 18:21

Love the Beth Chatto photos.  Definitely one to visit.  I had heard that Sissinghurst was too National Trust (if you know what I mean) but the new Head Gardener has certainly taken it in hand it is much more relaxed and looking lovely at the moment.  Was a bit disappointed that the white rose in the white garden wasn't open, it was loaded with buds though so will be wonderful in a couple of weeks time.


Posted: 17/06/2016 at 17:51

Evening all,

Have read back but forgot most of it.  I know that someone's friend was going through a very hard time, was it Lilly.  I hope they get the help they need.

Dove hope you feel better soon.

I too am feeling a bit down following all the bad news lately, it seems that whatever way I turn something awful is happening.

Great to hear from you Beau's Mum.

Have been on Nanna Duty today, a bit hectic as youngest grandaughter has decided to use the potty finally.  Lots of dashing up and down stairs, only one accident so she's doing quite well.

Had some heavy downpours today, the weather looks a bit more settled over the next week so hopefully will get some gardening done.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:12

After my trip to Sussex the garden needed a good deadheading session so that kept me busy for a while this morning.  Had to keep nipping in to avoid the odd shower.  Have a new poppy to plant but haven't sorted that yet.

David Austin potted roses

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:43

I have lots of DA roses all bought as pot plants, including Gertrude J and Munstead Woods.  I prefer to plant as pot plants and use DA rose fertilizer and Mycorrhizal Fungi when planting.  I have Gertrude Jekyll growing as a climber it works quite well against a standard 6ft fence. 

Garden Visits

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:02

Oops its Chantlers not Chandlers.

Garden Visits

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 12:00

Glad you enjoyed the photos.  I had an amazing few days and would recommend all three gardens. I know we shouldn't advertise but I can also recommend the place I stayed if anyone is thinking of going.  A very small B&B called Chandlers in Battle.  They only have 3 rooms and it is extremely handy for all three gardens and very reasonable. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 11:53

Just started to pick my sweet peas this year.  I'll post a photo when I can.  really pleased with them.  The perfume is just fabulous.  This year I chose to grow pre spencers, smaller but sweeter.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

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Lupin damage

Can anyone help 
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Plant Combinations

Favourite Plant Combinations in your garden  
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Growing from seed 
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Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:02

Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:26

ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 18:25

Not sure what to do with this space.

What do people think of statues in the garden 
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We all need a bit of cheering up

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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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Acanthus Mollis

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Mystery Solved (I think)

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I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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