Latest posts by Yviestevie

Night-time creature digging up lawns/plants/bulbs

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:38

Secondborn had problems at her last house with Badgers digging up the lawn.  Her Neighbour was feeding them.  Looked very similar to the problems you are having.  She blocked up the gaps, painted the fence with creosote and her partner painted mail urine along the boundary.  It stopped them and she had no more trouble.

new cold frame question

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:33

Looks good Sanjay.  I bought a cheap one last year which still needs painting.  I find it really useful.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 11:24

Oh, so you didn't take to her then Hosta.  I can't think why

Making a bid to become a member of the Wonky/Dove society this morning.  I'm still in my dressing gown curled up on the sofa.  It's not purple but it is dark pink with white spots so I hope I'll be allowed to join.

Cold still horrible so no gardening for me,  I'm catching up on some TV, been watching a Norwegian series called Occupied.  It's been really good, like the scandi dramas.

Hope everyone has a good day.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:23

Well done DD.  It must be so exciting having a new venture to get underway.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 14:20

Think so Macca, it's the same that we use for the fence.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:39

Hi Folks,

Feeling very achy and snotty this morning.  Have managed to get out and trim the lawns and take a few photos.  Will need to water the pots and baskets sometime today it's been ages since we had any rain.

Not doing Nanna duty tomorrow due to cold, don't want to pass it on.  Nanna in law will be taking the reigns. 

Happy anniversary Fidgets, I can't believe it's been a year.

DD hope your eye improves, sounds nasty.  I read Wild Swans a while ago.  Saying I enjoyed it doesn't seem quite right but it was an interesting book, that I'm glad I read.

Friend is popping in for a coffee this morning, have warned her about the germs but she doesn't seem to mind.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:25

Just saw the bit about the bands rusting through.  Ours has been in place about 4 years and so no signs of breaking.  We just paint the whole outside with wood protection.  Ours is on gravel so I can't really comment about staining.

Barrel pond

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:20

Hi Macca3,  I have a half barrel pond in the garden.  We have pots surrounding it and house bricks inside that create steps where plants are placed.  I haven't seen anything particular going in or out but we do have lots of frogs and toads in the garden and the birds often use it in preference to the bird bath to drinks out of.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 12:07

Hi everyone, thanks for posting all your lovely piccies.  Here are a few taken today.

Some of the pots are still doing OK

Hydrangea Paniculata Limelight

First flower on the Tuberose I bought.  I love the perfume.

Lobelia Fan Burgundy

Clematis Picardy still producing the odd flower

Bressingham Gardens autumn colour

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 21:37

Thanks for posting Dove, lovely autumn colours.

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ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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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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