Yviestevie


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Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Today at 10:07

Morning all, We had a frost last night.  Haven't got anything precious out yet so hoping things are OK in the garden.  Haven't ventured out yet, (still in spotty dressing gown on the sofa with a cuppa).  Have managed to put the post in italics but it doesn't seem to want to change back.   Hope everyone's plants are OK.   
Haven't anything planned for today, know what I should do, but that involves cleaning products and staying indoors and I can't see it happening myself.Now that the pond is pretty much finished a new project is creeping into my mind.  I'm thinking of building a couple of raised beds to grow veggies/fruit.  Never done that before.  Will have to do a bit of research as the only place I could put them is a bit shady and is on a cobbled area of the garden.  Not definite yet but maybe.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: Yesterday at 22:16

I've got some hostas in pots that might fill some gaps once they get going.  Thinking about another project now.  Might build some raised beds and have a go at growing some veggies.  Never done that before.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: Yesterday at 20:45

Thanks hogweed, hopefully once the ground cover plants and the marginals have filled out it will be hidden totally.  Might have a bit of a problem at the beach end if the water levels drop a lot but we'll have to see.  Don't want to be in a position where it needs regular topping up.

Creating a Wildlife Pond

Posted: Yesterday at 19:40

Hi Folks,


A bit more progress made on the pond today.  I've been out planting it up even though it was freezing out there brrr.  Here are a couple of photos




Looks a bit sparse but there is lots their to fill out once the weather warms up.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:17

Flipping eck, that's early.  Have two new DA roses to look forward to this year, Olivia Rose Austin and Lady of Shallot both have been on my wish list for a while.  Can't wait until they flower.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Yesterday at 18:11

Oh it did but it's huge.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: Yesterday at 18:10

Afternoon all,


Those Chelsea buns look yummy Dove


It's been a mixed bag re weather today, rain, hail, sunshine and freezing cold.  Have been out in the garden planting up the pond.  It's basically finished now can't wait for the plants to fill out and the weather to warm up.


Was on nanna duty yesterday.  Merri and Mabel helped me to bake a cake for Merri's 9th birthday



Don't know if the photo will work.


Good Luck with the banks DD.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 17:11

No problem Dove, will pop round in the afternoon

Harrogate spring flower show

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:48

Thanks for posting Andy, didn't go this year but have been before and liked it very much.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 16:05

Afternoon all,  Had a busy few days on Nanna Duty but today I have been in the garden.  Grass mowed and edged, some pond plants put in, weeding done and the remnants of the grape hyacinths removed from the front garden.  Have another free day tomorrow, not sure what I'll do with it.

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