Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 22:07

OMG How good was Line of Duty.  Can't wait for the next series.  Best thing on TV for ages.

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 15:25

Afternoon all,  Had a nice meal out with Firstborn and family last night following by a long lie in this morning.  Popped to Ashwoods this morning but didn't buy anything.  Decided I needed to plant what I have before buying anything else.  It's much warmer today but it's very windy.  Not got anything planned for the rest of the day.  Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the long weekend.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:26

Post crossed Hosta, how cute are they.  I'm not keen and Canada geese though, they make an awful mess in our local park but they are so adorable when they are babies. 

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 16:18

Doh, I meant frost had attacked the tips of the camelias not clematis.  Te clematis are fine.  Have potted up the pelargoniums and cut back the winter honeysuckle a little as it's gone mad.  Need to trim the top of the ivy and the box trees but that will have to wait for another day.

Hubby has had his way (it doesn't happen very often) and the pond now has a pump.  I said he could only put one in if he successfully bid for one that was on e-bay at less than half price.  I assumed he wouldn't get it but he did.  He has been up the garden playing around with the damn thing for about two hours now.  I'm just waiting for him to broach the subject of fish and I'll kill him.  He will probably persuade Mabel that we need some fishies in the pond and I'm not sure I'll be able to resist her big blue eyes if he tries that tactic. 

On a more positive note he has booked a holiday for a week in Turkey at th beginning of June.  apparently it was a bargain on the internet.

Will be back later.  He has just finished the pump and wants me to admire his handiwork.

Dierama pulcherimum (Angels Fishing Rods)

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 15:56

I've had two in the ground for a year or so and they don't seem to have budged an inch.  I've not pampered them so if they survive all well and good.  If they don't do something in the next year or so then they are out.  Don't have a big garden so plants have to earn their keep.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 29/04/2017 at 11:17

Morning all, it's sunny here and not too cold so gardening beckons.  I have had a delivery of pelargoniums to pot up.  At some stage will be popping to visit mum and their is a rumour that we are eating out tonight with Firstborn as part of Merri's birthday celebrations.

Walked round the garden earlier and the recent frosts have killed off the new growing shoots on both Clematis and done a bit of damage to the mahonia.  The shoots on the grape vine have also been damaged.  I'm sure they will recover, fingers crossed that we won't get any more.

Kay8 I live in the West Mids and have grown jasmine outside in all my gardens.  Have a huge one in this garden and the weather doesn't seem to bother it.  I agree that it will be too strong for your arch, mine bought the fence down at one point.

DD, I'm with Dove on the decking situation.  It can be lethal when wet and you be leaving yourselp open to accident claims if anyone slips.  Food slipping through the cracks would also be an issue.

Have a good day everyone.

Resurrected Twelve

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 21:20

Thinking of you and your family SGL

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 20:21

Evening all, 

Fingers crossed DD.

Despite not succumbing to an Ashwoods trip I have fell foul of a Sarah Raven 20% discount offer..

Bought some cerinthe and osteospermum plugs and a geranium Ann Folkard.

Lord knows where I will put them all, I already have a greenhouse full of plants to find homes for.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 14:43

No remortgage necessary Fairy, got waylaid in the garden and never got to Ashwoods.  I've planted out some dark purple and pink wallflowers grown from seed.  Should be glorious next spring.  Also planted out a couple of Alchemelia Mollis, I know they seed around but don't think they are too hard to pull up.

Hope things go well this afternoon DD.

Mmm still time to pop to ashwoods

Rust on Hollyhocks

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 11:30

I'm giving Hollyhock Antwerp a try this year grown from seed.  They are supposed to be rust resiliant.   In previous years I've had signs of rust on plants just 6" or so tall but so far so good.  I'll let you know how I get on.

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