Latest posts by Yviestevie

Pruning Clematis

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 21:49

If you check Taylors Clematis Website they have a good pruning guide and you can check which types you have at the same time.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:50

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better Wonky.

I've just come in from the garden, have deadheaded and sown some Wallflower seeds, had quite a job squeezing past hubby as he lay on the sunlounger sleeping. (Do they do a smiley for Lazy Git?)

Mum wasn't too well when I visited today, so I called the doctor in and he says she is fine.  I think she might be sulking because they had a move round at the home and she doesn't like change. 

Mmm my willpower is failing me today, I really, really, really want a big bag of Chocolate button, wonder how many weightwatcher points they would be

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:40

Here are three of my Dahlias that I particularly like.


Sugar Diamond

Thomas A Edison (this one is actually a darker puple than the photo)

What seed are you sowing now ?

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:28

I've just scattered some Californian Poppy seeds in the garden.  I followed the instructions on the packet re time of year and the fact that they like to be sown where they will grow rather than transplanted.

I have also sown Wallflowers 'Pink Giant' and 'Sunset Dark Purple' in trays, I'll start them in the propagator and then once potted up I'll over winter them in the cold frame. 

Toying with idea of planting some rust resistant Hollyhocks.


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 16:21

I'd go for the smaller varieties in that garden and plant them in groups in strategic spots.  Don't blanket plant.  Regarding dying down, the advice re planting something over them to hide the dying leaves is a good one and hardy geraniums are very useful for this.  I would plant tulips in pots and place them round the garden as the dying foliage on them is later than a lot of the daffs so interferes more with summer planting.  Choose your combinations carefully.  I'd take a look at Sarah Raven combinations they are beautiful, but of course you don't have to buy from her website you can shop arround. 

Be generous when you plant up pots.  I always plant bulbs in cheap plastic pots that fit into more expensive ceramic or terracotta.  That way you can remove the plastic pots and replace with some more planted with summer flowers. 

Lovely garden by the way.


Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:55

I had flowers on my wisteria in late August too.  Not sure why.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:51

Morning all,

Sorry to hear you're not well Wonky. Hope it's just a 24 hour thing and not the shell fish and that you will be back to normal tomorrow.

Had a good nights sleep last night, the first in ages.  Still feeling a bit fuzzy but hope that clears with the mist as I'm determined to make the most of what is supposed to be a lovely day.

I want to get some seeds sown and sort the greenhouse out but need to visit mum first.

'See' you all later.

Lawn care

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 10:32

I use a similar company and my lawn has never looked so good.  I was always quite diligent about looking after the lawn but never seemed to get it looking how I wanted it.  I think that if I bought the products I wouldn't be much in pocket as they can be quite expensive. 

As Papi Jo says pop into your local nursery and seek advice.

I know lots of people on the forum prefer 'the natural look' and are against using such products so I suspect we will get quite a few comments on this.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 20:25

Just found out that one of the Dahlias I ordered grows to 5ft. Ooh er missus, lord knows where I'll plant that one.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 18:47

Hi Folks,

Finally got some oomph Lesley.  Have cut and edged the lawns and trimmed some bushes in the garden.  Have also got to grips with some paperwork (a job I hate). 

After a lovely day it's all gone a bit grey here.  Looking like we might have another storm brewing.

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