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Latest posts by Yviestevie

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

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:52

I did a bit of research re Crocosmia and Montbretia and everything I read concluded that they were the same. 


Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:46

Evening all,

Welcome Trefor and Kitty.

Hope all exam takers had a good day.

Sounds like a good day out Dove. 

Sounds like some good purchases made at the Garden Centres today, obviously there are lots of sticky labels about

Verdun, my Cannas are a long way from flowering but they were new this year so I suppose I must be patient.

Been on Nanna duty today but off duty for the next two days so hopefully I will get plenty of gardening in.  Need to decide where to put my new Clematis, I'm leaning towards a container at the moment but want to source the right one.

Off for a quick look round.

Eucalyptus tree not growing straight. Help!

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:14

I used to have one in a previous garden and used to keep it small as the leaves lose their beauty and colour if the tree grows tall.


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 20:02

Sounds like everyone has had a busy day. 

Not many roses out yet at David Austin, the best show was from rose Olivia Rose a real beauty with a georgeous scent.  My friend bought me a belated 40th Anniversary present, not a rose, but a clematis called Picardy.  It's a patio variety that only grows 3-4ft and is a beautiful ruby colour.   We have decided to go back in about a month when the display should be at it's best.

Came back and drank wine in the garden, perfect end to a perfect day.


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:13

Morning all, It's absolutely beautiful here sunny, warm with a slight breeze.  Firstborn and grandchildren have gone home clutching a rose from nanna's garden. 

Feeling tired today, (never seem to sleep well when they stay over, always seem to have an ear ready for the little one). 

Going out for a jolly this afternoon to David Austin Roses, weather perfect and the gardens should be looking their best at the moment.  No plans to buy anything, but you never know.

Cake might be on the agenda too.

Lawns need mowing but not sure I have the energy

Hope you get a few bargains Wonky

Hope the workers have an easy day and an early finish.

famous gardeners

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:03

I met lots of famous people when I worked in the theatre, I'm sure some of them were gardeners

competition winner?

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 22:58

There is a thread on this somewhere,  can't remember anyone saying they had won.


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 22:57

Loved Black Beauty Verdun, just ordered one. Thanks for the suggestion.

Night all


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 22:11

At our last house we used to use a product called Algon.  It always worked well.  The main problem was that the decked area was in the shade so used to get slippery all the time.  I think decking only really works if it's in the sun for most of the day.


Posted: 06/06/2015 at 21:37

There seems to be a type of scale for every plant these days.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Mystery Solved (I think)

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Peony ID Please

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Urgent ID required

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ID Please 
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Plant Me Now

Company ceased training 
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Feeding Cannas

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Is anyone a member and is it useful 
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Plant ID Please

Are any of these Agastache Blue Boa 
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Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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ID Please

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I wished I never seen it

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Is this normal

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Can you help ID it. 
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