Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 20:48

Thanks for all your good wishes, yes i do feel great.  I suffer from arthritis and since losing the weight I have been able to come off some of the medication and it's amazing what a difference it has made, climbing stairs, walking distances and most importantly gardening is all so much easier now.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 20:39

No spare pair Hazel, I've been doing a Stevie Wonder impression all day in prescription sunglasses

You lot are a disgrace. All these sexist comments, it just wont do.  The well preportioned male derriere is something to be admired, but please, can we have a little decorum.

White and orange evergreen plants

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 17:26

My winter honeysuckle retains some of it's leaves in the winter but the main interest is the small white flowers that bloom from November.  At the moment it is loaded and smells gorgeous.  The bees have been visiting for a couple of weeks.

Ultimate Alphabet 'P'

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:27


What's this buried under our garden?

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 16:19

When the previous owners dug the foundations for a conservatory on the back of our victorian house they found a well.  It's now a feature in the conservatory floor.

When we moved in there was a tea towel at the bottom that someone had dropped so I got my friends husband to absail down it and retrieve the tea towel.  At first I was nervous about standing on the glass cover but I've got used to it now.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 15:50

Calm down girls, too much excitement can make you go blind  Though in my case the cause would be stepping back on my glasses after throwing them on the lawn in temper because they kept falling in the planting hole I had made for my new rose.  That'll be me at the opticians tomorrow then.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 12:41

Oh all this talk of cakes is making my sugar craving almost impossible to resist.  My thoughts have now turned to mini eggs and I am fighting the urge to get in the car and drive to Tesco Express (other supermarkets are available).  The only thing stopping me is the fact that I have to wait in for a delivery of 2 Rhododendrons. 

Weightwatchers is not going well this week, suspect the scales will not be my friend on Sunday. 3 stone gone but want to lose at least one more before Secondborn's wedding.

Have been busy in the garden this morning planting pansies and two new roses.  It feel really spring like out there, if you don't mind the cold.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 12:17

Afternoon all, My teeth are awful.  I had a real phobia of the dentist as a kid and used to fill in the forms from school saying I didn't want the treatment.  Pam Ayres' verse really hits home.  Really need implants now (I'm talking about teeth) but can't afford them unless I win the lottery.  I'll just have to put up with dodgy bridgework.

Love that stump, everytime I look at it I see something else, I think a busheleph fits the bill, half bush baby half elephant.

Its a sunny day here, but cold.  I've been out and planted two new roses and a tray of pansies.  Waiting for a delivery of two Rhodos.  Must stop looking at plant porn.

Problems using the website

Posted: 01/03/2017 at 11:48

There are only two things that annoy me on the new site, in fact they are the reason that I occasionaly take a break from the site because I can't put up with it, one is photos.   For the life of me I can't see why a gardening website doesn't prioritise the easy uploading of photos.  Without photos you can't ID plants, diseases or comment on garden design.  There's three of the main threads gone straight away.

The other is the endless scrolling to get to a single point on a thread.  The lack of a jump to first unread post is a real loss when compared to the old site.  Anyone else find these two annoying?

Shrub ID please

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:09

Escallonias are prone to a relatively new disease call Escallonia leaf spot.  Mine had this and I tried to control it but eventually had to remove it.  All the advice I received said that it was very hard to eradicate and even when you thought you had got on top of it the disease usually returned.  I noticed that some of your leaves have spots on them.  Just thought I would make you aware of it. You can find out more about it on the RHS web site.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Myrtle Communis

Is anyone growing it successfully in the Midlands 
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Chop them or leave them? 
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I.D. Please

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Conifers have gone - What next?

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 27/07/2016 at 18:52

Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Last Post: 27/08/2016 at 10:46

Garden Visits

Sissinghurst, Gt Dixter and Scotney Castle 
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Last Post: 29/06/2016 at 12:46

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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Last Post: 03/03/2016 at 13:25

We all need a bit of cheering up

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Last Post: 22/02/2016 at 08:31


for the chop - or not. 
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