Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:37

Afternoon all, absolutely shattered after spending the day in the garden.  LB, you made me laugh about the Christmas deccy, I always manage to forget something too.

The garden was lovely today lots of plants poking through the soil.  I've done most of the pruning and clearing up now and I've FBB the border and edged the lawn.  Lots of bees on the winter honeysuckle which has flowered really well this year. 

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 19/02/2017 at 16:19

Afternoon all,

Has anyone heard from LilyP re the baby, hope everything is OK.

Had a very busy few days,  looked after Jonah Wed, Thurs and Fri.  He's crawling really fast now and into everything.  I think I might start a new toy company for babies, the range would include a lifelike sky box, a wastpaper basket full of rubbish, a handbag complete with purse and credit cards and a realistic mobile phone.  I'm sure I'd make a fortune.

Have been in the garden all day today, I've been weeding, pruning and have also edged the lawn.  I'm absolutely shattered.  It all went rather well until I discovered that a furry four legged creature had s**t right in the middle of my Carex Everest, I suspect Ginger George, my neighbours cat, If I get my hands on him.........

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 13:56

Hi folks,  A few pages back someone asked if the hellebore was from Ashwoods but I can't remember who.  Yes it was, I went on the first of their Hellebore tours this year and I couldn't resist it.  It didn't have a name they just had it labelled as being from the 'Evolution' range.  Apparently they keep their colour longer.  The tour was very good value and really highlighted how difficult it is for them to get consistency in their varieties.

I'm going back this afternoon as hubby is buying me a plant for Valentines Day.  We don't do cards or make much of a fuss but he usually gets me flowers or a plant.  I on the other hand don't I feel a bit guilty now.

Off to secondborn's this evening for a three day nanna duty.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 13:36

Didn't get it off the website Natbat, I'm lucky enough to live down the road from Ashwoods and went on a Hellebore tour.  All the hellebores were different.  They are really helpful and I'm sure if you phoned them and perhaps sent a copy of the photo they might be able to find one similar.  They aren't cheap I paid around £20 for that one but they are so beautiful I couldn't resist.

Global warming

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 19:14

Climate change is definitely the phrase to use.  That's why we are getting more devestating weather events.  I think we are more at risk than most,  I think scientists are worried about the changing climate/temperatures effecting the flow of the jet stream and the north atlantic current.  Both of these help keep Britain warmer.  So Global Warming/Climate change could in fact make Britain colder.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:59

Sunny here today, emptied hanging baskets, moved pots around and got rid of a lot of dead foliage from perennials.  Lots of plants pushing through the soil now, it's so exciting.  Even have a lupin showing.

Hello Forkers - February 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:53

Have just found out how to resize photos in Windows 10.  Wont be posting many as it's a bit of a faff.  Have managed to post a photo of my new hellebore.  Here she is.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 18:36

My new hellebore from Ashwoods Evolution Range.

Forum names

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 15:53

Loads of people have disappeared.  Quite a few went when they changed the layout of the forum.  I think quite a few signed off due to the difficulties faced posting photos. 

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 13/02/2017 at 15:07

Afternoon all, Weather here is beautiful, mind you the wind is chilly.  Have been in the garden tidying up and rearranging pots.  Lots of perennials poking their heads through the soil.  Even have some lupins showing.  Have put down a few organic slug pellets.  Lost loads last year to the slugs. 

No idea about bank accounts.  You have to have money to put in them

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