Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:56

Morning Folks,

There have always been clashes of personality on the forum, the best thing to do is ignore them and not fan the flames.  I think Dove has always poured oil on troubled waters when she can and its a shame that people are stirring again and trying to cause trouble.  Life is too short, lets all try and get on and behave like the adults we are supposed to be.

Now, I'm planning on planting my sweet peas, visiting mum and going to Firstborns for cuddles and kisses. Hope everyone else is going to have a nice day too.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:41

Morning all, loads of pots here, mainly shades of green, pink and terracotta.  Use them as fillers in the border and as permanent placements on the gravel area in the garden.  Also have them on my front steps. 

Not sure what today is going to do weatherwise, at the moment the cloud is heavy but the sun must be peeking through somewhere as it's quite bright.

Off to visit mum in a minute, then perhaps a bit of gardening, might get the sweet peas in, and then off to Firstborns for a Merri/Mabel visit.

Secondborn is quite poorly at the moment with this virus/cough that is floating around so may have to make an emergency visit tomorrow to help with Jonah.  How on earth did I ever manage to go to work.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 19/03/2017 at 10:13

I haven't met anyone from the forum before so looking forward to putting faces to names.  I'm planning to arrive at around 12.00 as Chicky suggested and book my train home around 5.30.  I can't afford to book an open ticket so having to go with one at a specific time.  Does this sound realistic. 

Are we all going to wear something so that we recognise each other.  Suggestions please. Ah yes, I've just reread that.  I am planning to wear something.  I really meant a particular item that would make us recognisable.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:59

Not easy keeping Jonah still Lant, a combination of a bottle of milk, a singing storybook and funny faces from nanna did the trick.

B3, I'm always nicking extra bits of lawn for my flower beds.  Hubby soon wont have enough to set up his sunlounger.

Bought two new plants today clematis purpurea plena elegans and viburnum kilimanjaro sunrise.  Couldn't help myself Waitrose had 20% off.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:40

Thanks Chicky  

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:20

I don't have one for this year Chicky so if it's OK  I'll take you up on that offer

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:18

Dove, I remembered you saying how lovely it was a while ago so I put it on my wishlist  Have no idea where I am going to put it.  Is yours in the sun or shade?

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 20:03

Right folks, if this is definitely a goer I'll book my train ticket.  I know we are going to finalise details nearer the time but do we have any idea of the core hours we will be there as that will impact what train ticket I book. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 19:54

Evening all,  Just as I was going outside it started raining so it was later in the afternoon before I got  moving.  Moved the statue I bought last year as since taking the conifers down it didn't look right.  She looks comfy now in her new spot.

The obelisks I had spare are too wide for the new pots I bought so I'll have to use canes for my sweet peas might get round to doing that tomorrow.

Have been looking at plant porn again and bought a Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans and a Viburnum Kilimanjaro Sunrise.  Both good buys. The Viburnum was reduced and then I got 20% off as well.  Waitrose has 20% off plants at the moment.  Delivery was only £3.99 so not too bad.

Shame about the blackbird, I hate to find any dead birds.  A sparowhawk flew into our conservatory a few years ago it was very sad.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their evening.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 12:57

Afternoon folks,  Still a bit blowy here but no rain so might venture out into the garden.  Spent the morning with Jonah so that was great. 

Sorry to hear about your housesitter BL, the cheek of some people.

Hope everyone has a good day.

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