Latest posts by Yviestevie

Spanish bluebell takeover

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:36

I found some spanish ones in my garden when I moved in, quite a sizeable clump, but I perservered with the digging and got them all out.  Now I have some lovely english ones

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:34

Morning folks,  The grape hyacinths are going to have to wait as I'm too achy following yesterdays marathon in the garden.  Pulling out the ivy has made my elbow sore so I think I'll give it a rest today.  Planning on visiting a garden centre this afternoon with my friend and need to run errands for mum.  Also must do some washing before we have to become naturists.

The weather is grey and cloudy here such a shame after a wonderful sunny day yesterday.

Dove had a bit of dodgy moment myself and left three seed trays while I went to fetch some labels, when I came back I had forgotten which one I had put seeds in.  Had a bit of an inspection but just had to guess.  Luckily I got it right otherwise I'd have had snapdraggons and agastache in the same tray.

Hope everyone enjoys their day.  BL bit late for the snowdrops but I'm sure there will be plenty to see.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 11:21

Morning all, planning a bit of a lazy day today as aching from all the gardening, think I have a touch of 'ivy pulling elbow'.

Woke this morning to a surveying man pointing his tripod at my house 'ooeer missus'.  Being nosy I went out and asked him what he was up to.  Apparently he is surveying the driveway at the side of my house on behalf of one of my neighbours.  The house I live in used to own a lot of land but it was sold a while ago and two detached houses were build at the rear of my house with a driveway leading to them running up the side.  I know there is a bit of a dispute between the two neighbours re putting pots on the driveway so I guess it's about that. 

Have to run some errands today for mum and must do some laundry as hubby is running out of unmentionables.  Then I'm popping to a local garden centre with a friend.  It's not a patch on Ashwoods but it's a drive out, they always seem to have lots of neglected plants so maybe I'll rescue something.  Anyway the cake isn't bad.

Have a safe trip home BL.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 22:03

Try and avoid the adverts by recording most things.  I've seen twerking one with the man in high heels and really dislike it. Quite like the haribo ones and think the VIPoo one is really yuk.  I like the Aldi ones though.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:46

Hi folks,

Glad you had a good holiday BL.

Clari, you're really getting spoiled - 4 sockets wow.

Sorry to hear about your infestation Hosta.  Hope you sort it out.

Had a busy afternoon cutting back ivy and scarifying lawns, shattered now, might attack more of those grape hyacinths tomorrow.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 17:33

Afternoon all,  What a glorious day, haven't long come in from the garden.  Ivy trimmed, and lawns scarified.  I've moved a few more pots around and generally tidied things up.

MU the comfrey is white not pink. 

Might have a look  at this Tiller gadget you are all raving about.

Green thumb are they worth it

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:11

I inherited a really awful lawn.  I spent a few years improving it but not getting it as good as I wanted it.  I employed Green Thumb and the lawn improved dramatically.  What you pay depends on the size of your lawn and which programme you sign up to.  I have an average urban garden and signed up to the basic package.  They treat the lawn 3 or 4 times a year, can't remembr exactly.  I scarify it myself once a year.  They charge me £16 per treatment.  Just wanted to say I have no links to Green Thumb this is just my experience of them.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 14:01

Hi folks, Been out in the garden cutting back ivy and guess what - I saw the first lilly beetle.  It was duly squashed.  I'm suprised I found one already, don't have any lillies up yet.

P'doc you need to think long and hard about Yemen.  You haven't been well this winter and it might be better to recover properly before embarking on something so strenuous.

Wonky, bench looking good you'll be setting up a business before long.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 11:12

Morning all,  Got back from Firstborn's at around 10 after dropping the girls off at school and nursery.  No sleep again last night, Merri had a nightmare and crept in with nanna at around 2.  Unfortunately she is like a hot water bottle and chatters in her sleep I gave up at 3.00 and came downstairs.

Yes, it was me who got rid of the grape hyacinths.  I reckon I throw a black bin liner full of them every year but they just keep multiplying.  This year I'm really going to town on them and will be attacking them again asap.  Anyone who lives near Dudley is welcome to come and get them. 

Re the comfrey, I know I wont have got it all, it's another plague in this garden popping up everywhere.  I just do my best to keep it down.  I had planted a load of foxgloves so that's how the confusion arose.  I'm just hoping that the others I'm cultivating really are foxgloves.

After another cuppa I'm going to get out there and attack the ivy.  Might just have a quick peek at 'Simon's cat' before I go.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 15:00

Afternoon all,  Off on Nanna duty in a minute but just popped in to say Hi.  Got back to sleep about 5ish and didn't get up till 10 so not too bad.

Been busy in the garden this morning pulling up large quantities of grape hyacinths.  Fed a lot of plants and pruned hydrangea paniculata.  Need to cut the ivy back but that will have to wait.

Wonky, great news re the greenhouse.  I love mine, it's only little but I manage to grow loads of plants each year and overwinter some tender beauties.

See you all later.

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