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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:37

I've been comparing photos of my garden at the same time (early April) this year and last, and all of the plants are slower this year.

Planting 2 Clematis in the same container?

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:32

Hefty, I have several clematis in pots and they are all doing really well, they do need to be fairly deep though.  If you check out you can find out which will grow well in pots.   There are some lovely patio varieties that only grow about 4 ft and repeat flower.





Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:07

I use Ashwood's own brand (local garden centre) and have always been pleased with it.  Seed germination rate has been really good.

Cats in my garden

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 07:04

Hi Angegibb, This is a well discussed topic on the forum (another £1 for your piggy bank Hosta) and quite a controversial one.  If you type Cats in the search box lots of threads will come up and you can check out the advice given.  I've come to the conclusion that not much works really but maybe something will work for you.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:59

Missed you there Chicky, it took a while to post.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 06:58

Morning Dove, and those that follow. Hope you got back to sleep Joyce.  I've been awake since 4 and decided I may as well get up as despite hitting the pain killers sleep evaded me. 

Sorry your meal was a disappointment Pat, no idea what 40 dollars equates to in £'s but it sounds expensive.

Wonky glad you are on the mend and hope Hubby follows suit soon, have no idea how you remember all those posts, I only ever remember the highlights and sometimes not even those.

Today, it's back to secondborn's house to try and get more painting done, after she has visited a new consultant.  She has had to move hospitals to one nearer her house as we are still living in hope that she will move in before the birth. If I could get my hands on the man that held up the sale of this house I would cheerfully wringe his neck

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:26

Lots of lovely seedlings everyone.

So far I've sown Snapdragon 'Twinny Rose', Achillea 'The Pearl', Didiscus and Heliotrope.  All of these have been potted on.

I've also sown Lobelia Regatta, Felicia Heterophylla and Osteospermum, the first two have germinated but haven't got their second leaves yet.

I plan to sow Ammi Majus and Diascia as soon as I have room in the propogator. 

This is the third year I have grown from seed and absolutely love it, for me it is the best bit of gardening (apart from sitting in the sun and enjoying it)


Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:07

I've got Saphire and Blackberry Wine and the slugs don't seem to touch them.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 22:04

David, This year I've grown pre spencer varieties and they seem to be much slower growing, or is it my imagination.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 21:43

Evening all,

Hope you feel better soon Panda, hate the dentist. 

Been busy at Secondborn's house today, trying to do some decorating but it was tricky as lots of floorboards still up.  Can't see how she can possibly be in before the baby arrives as still so much to do.  Tomorrow the boiler should be commisioned so at least she will have hot water and heating.  Going again tomorrow, if I can move after todays efforts.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


Growing from seed 
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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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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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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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