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Yviestevie


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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 02:02

Think they have but haven't got anywhere.  I think they would still have bought the house, but it seems it's not worth going to the expense of a surveyor if they can't manage to spot problems.

Gardening pics

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 02:01

How big are they Pat, it's hard to tell from the photo

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 01:36

When are you planting your outside David?

Gardening pics

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 01:33

Good shot of the skink Pat, love the flowers.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 01:31

Morning all, went to bed at 10.30 after a long day gardening and couldn't sleep because of aches and pains so I've got back up.  Can't make a cuppa because I will disturb Secondborn's OH (they sleep in the conservatory)  Secondborn is visiting his mum in the lake district while work goes on in their house.  With only 7 weeks to go before 'bump' arrives she can't do much so we've packed her off for a break.

Can anyone explain why we pay to have surveys carried out before we buy houses.  They had their survey done and then found that there was a leak which was coming from the roof.  The seller repaired it and they asked the surveyor to come back and check it. He said it was OK.  They have now found out that they will need to have a new roof at a cost of over £10k.  It seems that because his 'OK' was verbal and not in writing in the original report there is nothing they can do about it.

 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 16:51

Cut and edged the lawns before mulching the borders.  Also pruned the roses and some of the hydrangeas.  Busy day.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:59

I was around last night watching the lunacy unfold.  Didn't comment as didn't know what to say.

Glorious day today, mulching and rose pruning beckons, 'see' you later.

Roses in Mixed borders?

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 22:43

I incorporate into mixed borders, I think they look much better.  Rose beds only have interest during the summer months, the rest of the year they are boring. In a mixed border you can surround them with complimentary planting and create a border that looks good all year round.

Garden poetry

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 17:48

I love my garden it’s a joy

I tend it with great care

And all the plants they bloom and grow

It’s beauty it doth share.

No shrub or flower causes grief

No bugs or weeds annoy

The seasons each provide a thrill

So can someone tell me why.

Despite such careful pruning

And feeding with such care

My damn Wisteria just wont flower

It simply isn’t fair.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 10/03/2016 at 14:39

Non taken Edd.  I often undertake 'off road' type expeditions on holiday, have signed many a disclaimer.  It's only with hindsight that you realise you might not have been very sensible. 

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Osteospermum

Growing from seed 
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Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

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Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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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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Canna

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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Peony ID Please

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What a difference a year makes

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Urgent ID required

Agapanthus Midnight Star vs Hemerocallis Daring Deception 
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Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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