Latest posts by Yviestevie

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 14:41

Hi folks,  Been in the garden all day.  Have cut and edged lawns, clipped ivy hedge and 3 box cones.  Looks much better now.

Hosta, when I asked if I'd missed anything I meant on the forum.  Don't normally comment on politics but have to say the boy did good.  The arrogant Mrs May was shown to be anything but strong and stable and I for one would rather be in a political mess than have a Tory majority.  I'm labour to the core and proud of it.

Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly Amberspy.  Hope you feel better soon. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 11:09

Hi fellow forkers, First day back from hols.  Forgive me if I don't read back but I suspect I'd be here for a week if I did.   Laptop is really slow and as I still have a full set of nail extensions, typing isn't easy.  Never mind a few hours gardening will soon sort that out.

The garden is like a jungle,can't believe how much everything has grown.  Has somone added incredibloom to the rain (other fertilizers are available)

Only managed to deadhead some of the clematis, and tie up the climbing roses before it started to rain. The sun is back out now so after a cuppa I'll get back out there. Hope everyone is well. If I've missed anything important can someone please let me know.

Back later.

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 09/06/2017 at 10:59

Morning all,  First day back from hols and I'm not going to even attempt to read back.  The way you lot babble I'd be here for weeks.  Had a great time and feel really energised, unlike my laptop which is on a definite go slow.

To look at the garden you would think I had been away for months, everything has gone made.  Having trouble typing as I'm still sporting a full set of nail extensions.  They wont last long, already been out for two hours and only managed to attack the grape vine a few clematis and tie up the climbing roses.  It will take me ages to deadhead.

Catch up with you all later when I have more time.  Hope everyone is fit and well.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 22:21

Evening all, Just popped on to say bye for a while.  Off to Turkey for a week in the sun tomorrow.  See you all when I get back.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 22:11

Evening all, just popped on to say bye for a while.  Of on hols tomorrow for a week in Turkey.  See you all when I get back.

Clematis Avalanche question

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 18:00

I have two of these which I grow with roses up obelisks.  They never look good in the winter but they still look good at the moment even though the flowering is over.  As others have said they need a really big pot at least 18" deep and they are very hungry and thirsty plants.  They should be fed weekly during the growing season.

Vomit plant?

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 16:56

Some people hate the smell of mayflowers, I don't mind it, it could be that.

Resurrected Fourteen

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 16:53

Afternoon all,  Been raining on and off all day here so no gardening.  Did pop to aquatic centre to buy a few more plants for the pond though.

I have a peony that doesn't flower so spoke to an expert at Chelsea about it.  She advised me to check the depth it was planted.   It should only be about 2 cms under the soil.  If it was too deep she said to wait until October and then dig it up and replant.  My other 4 flower beautifully.

Sorry to hear your news Runny, it's really unsettling when something like that happens.  I have an alarm on my shed after a spate of thefts occured in this area a few years ago.  I was burged some years ago just a few days before Christmas it was awful, took ages to get over it.  Hope OH feels better soon.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their day.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 00:07

Sorry that should have been chicky not Chucky 

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 00:06

for Chucky and tootles

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