Latest posts by Yviestevie

Resurrected Twenty-One....Key of the Door!

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 11:38

Morning all, When I had my tonsils out I was given cornflakes.  Ouch! Hope all goes well Pauline. Used to pay French skipping with a long length of white elastic tied in a knot.  Loved it.  Also used to do French knitting.    One of our favourite games was kick the can, much to the annoyance of our neighbours.  Also played Murder in the Dark, but can't remember the rules now.

Lovely and sunny here at the moment but don't expect that it will last.  Have a couple of plants to find homes for but wont be doing much today as really tired.  Not sleeping well at the moment and the IBS is playing up, stress I suspect from worrying over Firstborn. 

......the good guys

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 23:54

Not happy with Sarah Raven. Placed an order months ago. Cerinths arrived in very poor condition. 3 died. The Ann Folkard geranium didn't come and I had had begun to think I had dreamt that i had ordered it. Callled them still no sign. A very poor specimen finally arrived a couple of days ago. They have credited me for the cerinthes but all in all a bad experience. Don't think I'll use them again. 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 06/08/2017 at 16:51

Afternoon all,  Feeling very tired today after a couple of days heavy gardening at home and at Secondborns.  Been out and about with friend all day today visiting 3 garden centres.  Bought a Helenium Short n Sassy and Echinacea Sunseeker Red which isn't red at all, more of a dark pink.

Have a few spaces to fill in the borders now as yesterday I removed an Acanthus, a day lily and also cut back a rampant salvia. Haven't the energy to plant them today they will have to wait until tomorrow.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:32

Chicky, it was just a big patch of weedy grass when she moved in with one very large sycamore and a couple of bamboos.  we cleared a raised bed under the tree and cut the lawn away from the fence so it could be edged properly with shears.  We also removed the bamboo.  Looks much better now and she can cut beds out as and when she has the time and the funds to buy plants.  I'm just glad she's showing an interest in gardening, Firstborn can't stand it.

Ooh just heard the first rumble of thunder and 'it's as black as a bag over Bill's mothers'.

Resurrected Twenty

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:19

Oh no Rebecca you said the word.  TT will be out in force.

Resurrected Twenty

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:18

Hi folks, Lovely spider plants Daisy. 

Well no sooner the word than deed.  Acanthus and Day Lily now in the green bin along with the cuttings from the back lawn.  Just managed to put the tools away before the heavens opened.  No thunder yet but it's forecast.

Now I have two lovely spaces in prime spots.  More plant porn me thinks while it's raining.

Need Ideas for planting under a tree.

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 11:02

Thanks for your ideas folks, some good ones there, will do a bit of online window shopping

Need Ideas for planting under a tree.

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:20

I'm currently helping my daughter plan her first garden and wondered if anyone had any ideas for planting under a very large sycamore tree.  She wants spring bulbs (daffs and bluebells) with a few hellebores but not sure what to go with to follow on and keep interest during the summer and autumn.

The tree is next to a fence and she would like to grow something to hide the fence, doesn't mind if it's a climber or shrub.

All ideas gratefully received.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 08:13

Morning all, been awake since 5. Another week of Firstborn's hols gone.  They come home next Saturday can't wait to see them.  Planning on a bit of gardening today if the rain holds off.  Nothing else on the agenda. Spent yesterday helping Secondborn sort her garden out.  Lots of Jonah cuddles and playtime.  I'm a bit achey but glad to be busy. Enjoy your Saturday.

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Posted: 05/08/2017 at 07:51

Morning folks, have been awake since 5.  Another week of Firstborns hols gone.  Will have her back next weekend can't wait to see Merri and Mabel and have a cuddle.

Not got much planned today.  The weather forecast says we might have a thunderstorm.  I'm toying with removing a couple of plants from the garden so if the rain stays away I can get that done.  Want to get rid of a day lily that's not earning it's keep. Bit concerned how big the Acanthus is getting and a salvia that I like but is getting a bit big for it's boots.

Spent yesterday at Secondborn's helping her sort the garden out so aching a little bit.  Lots of Jonah cuddles and pushing him on the swing too.

Hope everyone has a good Saturday.

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