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Latest posts by Yviestevie

What did you all feed your daffodils?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:55

Nor me Nut.

Pruning dilemmas!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:40

Lilac should be pruned just after it has finished flowering.  Betty Corning is type 3 and should be pruned late winter/early spring which is before the Lilac flowers.

David austin Roses

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:04

I think you need to be a bit patient.  I have Gertrude in my garden she is a couple of years old and has reached the top of a six ft fence.  The two climbers I planted in the spring (Claire Austin) are about two ft tall and doing well.  Gertrude is not a rampant climber.


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:01

Afternoon all, Just got back from Firstborns. 

Had a fabulous night last night.  The Divine Miss M was outrageously Divine.  I laughed, cried and was entertained for two hours.  I wish I had her energy.  She sang all my favourites and some new tracks.  Wish I could do it all again tonight.

Lots of forum meets and greets.  Glad everyone enjoyed themselves. 

Seems you are enjoying you visit BL, as always.

Glad you had a safe trip Lesley.

Good Luck P'doc have a great time and don't worry, you will be fine.  Just wrap up warm and watch our for penguins or is it polar bears, can't remember which end you are off to.

Have to go now as I'm off to get my claws sorted.



Posted: 09/07/2015 at 14:07

Hi Folks, 

Glad to hear Bekkie is OK BM. 

Have been gardening all morning and I now need to go and get all the grime from under my finger nails and make myself presentable for the Divine Miss M.  Will be going over to Firstborns and heading off to Birmingham together.  May even have a few drinks and bite to eat before the performance.

I can't tell you how excited I am.  I have admired her for year's and love her wicked sense of humour. 

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 13:59

I don't know how hubby managed to notice those two new plants I bought.  He informed me today that our new neighbours had put up a pergola.  I then informed him that it had been there for the 6 years we have lived in this house.

Good to hear from you BM.

Favorite lavenders and other strongly scented plants

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:37

Jasmine, can't be beaten on a warm summer evening.

Lilac in the spring


Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 20:33

Forgive me fellow plantaholics for I have sinned.

This evening hubby noticed two new plants in the garden, despite the fact that I had promised I would spend no more on the garden this side of the holiday. 

I'm afraid I panicked and told him that I had done a swap with someone on the forum.

I know I should have told the truth but I couldn't resist the plants, they were a bargain and I didn't want to admit my plantaholism (is that a word - if not it should be)

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:42

Love those photos Wonky, my type of garden.  Walled and romantic.

Gardening & what else?

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 17:35

Gardening in the summer

Cross stitch in the winter

Reading and spending time with my family all year round.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Acanthus Mollis

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Mystery Solved (I think)

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I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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Peony ID Please

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What a difference a year makes

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Urgent ID required

Agapanthus Midnight Star vs Hemerocallis Daring Deception 
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Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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Plant Me Now

Company ceased training 
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Feeding Cannas

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Shoot Gardening

Is anyone a member and is it useful 
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Plant ID Please

Are any of these Agastache Blue Boa 
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Gardens we have visited 2015

Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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ID Please

Plants or Weeds 
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I wished I never seen it

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Is this normal

Plants not appearing 
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