Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 19:55

Evening all,  Didn't find out about the fire until lunchtime.  It's just terrible, can't imagine what it must be like to be trapped in such a situation.  Also feel sorry for those who are now living in fear in similar blocks that have been cladded.  It sounds like this may be at the root of the problem.

I can't believe that these buildings don't have sprinkler systems it seems insane.

Looking into Vertical Gardening

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 19:43


Some varieties of roses will grow in shade, check out David Austin's website.  I have gloriana, gertrude Jekyl both on shady fences.

Winter honeysuckle is a good evergreen climber, lovely scent in Jan/Feb.

Chocolate vine is also a good plant, the scent from mine this year was glorious (it took about 3 years before we got real perfume from it).


Obviously there are lots of roses that love the sunshine.

Jasmine grows well in a nice sunny site.

I also use lots of obelisks to give height, I grow lots of different clematis in containers.  Good site to check out the best varieties is Taylors.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 14/06/2017 at 19:33

Evening all, After saying I hadn't got a busy day planned I have spent a lot of today running around visiting mum, paying bills and collecting prescriptions.  Did get time to do a bit of deadheading and got a few plants in the garden.  Also went and got my tallons done.

Think it was RB that asked about Turkey.  Yes, I had a wonderful time, the weather was just perfect and we had a great time meeting up with all our Turkish friends.

No gardening tomorrow as it's a Mabel day, might take her to the garden centre, she likes to 'look at the fishes and eat chocolate cake' her words not mine.

Our sports day used to be held on the concrete playground.  Three legged race always produced the most casulties, can you image the elf and safety implications if they tried that today.

Grandaughter had a tortoise for christmas a few years ago, they bought him from a local breeder.  They had all the proper equipment but he grew too big for the tank so he moved to the school farm (they make a monthly donation to cover his bed and board) and Twigglet now has a lovely run and lots of company.  The girls visit to take him treats (he likes strawberries too).

Didn't hear about the London fire until lunch time.  What a terrible tragedy.  I would imagine the death toll will rise considerably over the coming days.  Someone needs to answer for the obvious lack of care re fire regulations.

Single stemmed climbing rose

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 23:13

Looks a bit like New Dawn. 

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 23:05

Latest piccy of pond.  Have added more plants though still want to put more cover for wildlife at the back of the pond. The first of the lilly leaves have reached the surface, hopefully next year I will see some flowers.  Have seen the first frog and lots of insects and birds have been visiting.  The bees especially love the beach end and are always popping down for a drink.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 22:08

Hi folks,  been on Nanna duty the last couple of days looking after a teething Jonah, bless him.  Managed to get some deadheading and watering done when I got back.  Have a few plants to get in the garden tomorrow and a few pots to move, nothing else planned.

Good on yer Wonky for sorting out Dove' garden, it sounds like you've really cheered her up. Don't think my two would be up for it.

Deadly but easily obtainable

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:25

Loads of poisonous plants in my garden, the children and now the grandchildren were always told never to touch any of the plants in the garden without asking about them.  They didn't.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 20:21

Evening all,  Only been away a couple of days and there were pages and pages of waffle to catch up on.

Struggle to remember it all but

Astrantia,  I have quite a few varieties that do not smell, but when I visited a garden, might have been Kiftsgate,  the smell from their white one was awful.

Joyce, glad to hear that OH is picking up.  Make sure you look after yourself, hospital visiting really wears you out.

Poldark, love it, Ross really makes my Sunday.  Think it's the eyes (amongst other things).

Dahlias.  I always leave mine in the garden and the older ones always come up and flower earlier than the newer ones.  I had to remove loads of blackfly too, just from a couple of stems.

Was on Jonah duty today and yesterday.  He's teething so not sleeping much also I think he has a touch of Hay Fever which isn't helping.  Nevermind, I'll get a good nights sleep tonight and have a day relaxing before a day with Mabel and Merri on Thursday.

Off for a browse around.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 16:14

Hi folks, just like to say thanks for posting the photos. They are beautiful.  I'll post some when I get sorted after the holiday.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:56

Hi folks,  Sorry you wont be coming Dove, I was looking forward to meeting you.  Glad this is still going ahead.  I was a bit worried as it had all gone quiet and I have already bought my ticket.

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