Latest posts by Yviestevie

Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter fire'

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:46

Timely thread this,  I've just ordered two of them  Sounds they are not going to be successful.  Wish I'd gone for another variety now as I was hoping to keep them small.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 15/10/2016 at 10:37

Morning all,  Welcome Chicky, Birmingham is a great city, hope you and Chicklet have a good day.

Had a lousy night, spent it doing the goose fair puzzle.  Pat, I can see a lot of wasted hours coming up. 

No gardening for me.  All the bulbs are in except for Tulips and they can wait until I feel better.  Popped into weightwatchers and lost another 1lb.  Not much but I haven't been very good this week. 

Firstborn is dropping in this morning.  She is taking the children to see mum as I'm keeping my germs to myself.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 17:39

Hi folks, just back from Nanna duty.  Have lost voice completely now so today was fun looking after a 3 year old.  Actually she was quite good and spent a lot of the day 'looking after me' with her doctors kit.

Think it was Fairy who asked if I had watched Angleby, yes I did and I loved it. 

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 16:31

Hi Folks,  Haven't done much over the last three days been feeling rubbish, but the cold seems to be improving today.  Have been catching up on a lot of Scandi dramas, watching Legacy at the moment.

I have also been trying to decide on some new plants for a couple of areas of the garden, but can't make my mind up.

Sorry to hear about puss cat Obelisk.  After we lost our last 2 dogs I decided not to have any more pets, it's just too upsetting.

Keeping fingers crossed for you DD.

gallery of shame

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 11:39

I did that Kitty,  all their school stuff, old toys, DVD's etc were boxed up and delivered as soon as they had their first home.  I was lucky, it coincided with our house move so it made sense.  I also gave them their birth certificates and medical cards. 

The problem is I had no sooner given the kids all their stuff, than we inherited a load of paperwork and stuff from our parents.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:13

Missed you there Clari, mulled cider sounds better than these cold capsules I've got.  Hope you manage to get lots done on the house today.  Are you hoping to get straight by Ch******s

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:10

Chicky, at least I don't have to worry about going to work anymore.  I can always catch up on sleep later.  Hope you day is a good un.

gallery of shame

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:08

Don't talk about bags of cables, there must be a dozen down the cellar.  Chargers everywhere for fairylights, computer tech, phones, hand vacs and lord knows what else. More game consoles than you can shake a stick at.  Theres a breadmaker, a mixer, a coffee maker, spare kettles, there's even an alarm clock shaped like a mosque that wakes you with the call of an imam. That was a present from a friend in Turkey. 

I look upon my cellar as a way of getting my own back on the kids.  All that picking up and tidying away of their cr*p will pale into insignificance when they have to sort out the cellar when I'm gone.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 06:58

Morning all,  Can't sleep.  Cold is keeping me awake, so sitting here with a cuppa.  I'll take some drugs and see if that eases the symptoms.  Why hasn't anyone come up with a cure yet, I know it's not a life threatening illnes, but the common cold must cost the country millions in lost work days. 

gallery of shame

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 13:28

Our loft space is empty.  Well I think it is, haven't looked up there since we moved in.

That's because it is all in the cellar.  It is full of bin liners with stuff in that I don't remember.  There's an old fireplace, a bed, tonnes of tools, suitcases of  clothes 'I'll get into them one day', books, DVD's, electrical c**p that hubby 'might need one day' - lord knows what else is lurking there I never go down.  I just throw things down there from the top of the cellar steps.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


Chop them or leave them? 
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I.D. Please

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Lupin damage

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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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