Latest posts by Yviestevie

Independence Day?

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 13:25

Agree punkdoc, it's a mess.  I'm not going to voice my opinions on here because those that have seem to have been shot down in flames and I'm not feeling strong enough to cope with that at the moment. Hope you had a lovely trip.


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 11:21

No bugs here SGL


Posted: 26/06/2016 at 09:58

Feeling very sick, tired and headachy today.  Don't think even gardening is going to sort this mood out.  Sorry for moaning.

David Austin Roses

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 21:37

I have

Mortimer Sackler (My Avatar and my favourite. Thornless and a lovely perfume, great over an arch)

Munstead Wood

Gertrude Jekyll


Claire Austin

Golden Beauty


Don't have a photo

Pauls Noel

Susan Williams Ellis

Don't have a photo

Jasmine - too early for flowers?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 17:02

My varigated pink Jasmine has been flowering for a week and the white one hasn't started to flower yet.  Both have been planted a number of years.

Independence Day?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 21:16

Thats the problem Obelisk hardly anyone did any real research.  To quote one brexit voter on the TV after being asked what he thought would happen now the UK was out of Europe 'well it will just sort itself out wont it'

The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 20:01

Fabulous photos Lizzie, thanks for sharing, I feel another trip coming on.

Independence Day?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 11:42

I vowed never to comment on Political threads but I am so upset today that I feel I must.  when I think of all the worker and human rights now under threat I am so very sad And if anyone thinks for one moment that the talked about millions that we will supposedly save will be spent on the Nhs, social care for the elderly, a better police service or to improve education they must be mad. 

Treehugger's Big Day

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:16

All the best Treehugger and the future Mrs Treehugger.  Hope you have a great day.

Japanese anenome under new turf

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 20:23

I have been trying to eradicate Jap Anemones in my garden for 5 years and still find they return year after year, although in smaller numbers.  The problem is that every bit of root you leave in the soil starts a new plant.  Don't think lawn weedkiller is anything like strong enough.  A glysophate based weedkiller painted on the leaves is really the only way to go and you have to leave it on the plant 3 weeks at least before mowing.  It's true that continual mowing will help but not sure you will get rid of the lumps and bumps using that method.  Good Luck, it's a real thug.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

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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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Last Post: 27/11/2015 at 14:27

Is this unusual

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Acanthus Mollis

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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 16:54

Mystery Solved (I think)

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I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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