Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 14/08/2016 at 12:25

Morning all, Feeling very sleepy this morning and didn't even stay up to watch Olympics.  Oh just noticed it's afternoon.  Caught up on the highlights, did anyone see the long jumper who was so disappointed he only got a bronze he cried. Mo's just getting his medal, not sure I can bear another terrible rendition of the national anthem, lord knows where they got the recording from.

Spent much of yesterday at Secondborns cuddling Jonah,he is so cute at the moment, lots of giggles and very squidgy.

Quilt is coming along. Never made one before so each step is a new experience. 

Sorry to hear you have another cold Wonky, last time you gave it to me but I'd be so grateful if you could keep it to youself this time

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday.

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 23:03

Hi everyone, Had a lovely day out today visiting Trentham Gardens and Biddulph Grange. Here are few photos.

The stumpery at Biddulph

There were some beautiful Dahlias but the Daliah walk will be better in a couple of weeks.

Here are a few from Trentham

One of the fairies

Great use of grasses

Some great plant combinations


Posted: 12/08/2016 at 22:44

Evening all,  A beautiful day here today, have been to Biddulph Grange Gardens and Trentham Gardens, will post photos on garden visit thread.

Haven't been around for a couple of days as I've been busy stitching Jonahs quilt.

Hope everyone is OK.


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 09:55

Hugs Bushman, one day at a time.

Morning folks, a dull day here so far, haven't ventured outside yet.  Nothing planned for today.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 17:23

Hi Liri, its lightly scented.  It is a lovely rose and has been trouble free for me.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:34

Lovely photos everyone, here are a few taken today.

Clematis Westerplatte

Scabiosa (one of the dessert collection)

Rose Golden Beauty and Agapanthus Midnight Star

I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:16

Thanks folks,  used to have an origano plant there but thought it had disappeared.  Its about 2.5ft tall. It's quite pretty and yes the bees do love it.


Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:11

Hi everyone,  It's been a beautiful day here lots of sunshine and a nice breeze.  Have been out in the garden most of the day.  I've fed all the plants and tidied round a bit. 

Glad you had a good time Hosta, hope the journey home is OK.

Sorry to hear about poorly pooches.

Great photo Fairy.

I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:41

I wonder if anyone knows what the plant is in the following photo. 

I've taken a second one of the leaves.


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 18:41

Evening all,  The weather has been glorious today.  Done a bit of tidying up in the garden and a bit of planning for next year but mainly I have been relaxing.  Feeling much better now aches and pains are much more manageable.

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I.D. Please

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Conifers have gone - What next?

What do you think? 
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Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

Sissinghurst, Gt Dixter and Scotney Castle 
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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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Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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Not sure what to do with this space.

What do people think of statues in the garden 
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We all need a bit of cheering up

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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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Acanthus Mollis

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