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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Watering Orchids

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:47

I think it's going to be tricky with no drainage holes, I think I would repot it in a clear plastic pot. 

About once a month I stand my orchids in a bowl of tepid tap water that contains a few drops of orchid feed.  I leave them for about 20 mins then take them out and leave them to drain completely

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:40

Forgot Freesias

What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:31

Roses, esp Mortimer Sackler and Gloriana.  Jasmine, reminds me of hot summer holidays in Turkey.  Wallflowers, remind me of my childhood.  Sweetpeas, the old fashioned ones.  Sweet Rocket.   New mown grass. 

Can't stand the smell of privet.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 21:20

Hi everyone, PatE secondborn is very well other than the stress of the house.  It's getting complicated re which GP she will register with and which hospital she will have the baby in.

My Dyson went a while ago, my back just couldn't cope with how heavy it was.  I bought a GTech and love it.  It's as light as a feather and cleans really well.

No gardening today, not been feeling like it, which is unusual for me.


HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 14:55

Terrible night here, torential rain, hail and then snow.  The sun is shining now and the wind has dropped thankfully.  No damage though so we were lucky.  Mind you Secondborn didn't get much sleep in the conservatory - it was a bit noisy.

Getting really worried now as no sign of Secondborn's house being finished and she only has 4 and half week to go.

What are your most diisease free roses?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 14:41

Mayflower and Susan William Ellis, also New Dawn.  Don't get much blackspot on my roses at all but the first two are particularly good.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 22:54

Just watching 'It was alright in the 70's' I can't believe how awful TV was and what was deemed as acceptable viewing.

What the hellebores is going on?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:43

No problems, Ihave two and they have both flowered well.


Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:42

I have Borisii, Cosmopolitan, Lady Stratheden and Fireball.  They are all doing well, although Cosmo was only planted last year so I will have to see how it has overwintered.  Fireball is especially lovely.

Seeds are up!

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 15:14

Snapdragon Twinny Rose, Didiscus, Heliotrope and Achillea 'The Pearl' are all just about getting the second pair of leaves so will be tranplanted soon.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


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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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 18:25

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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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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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 21:47

Urgent ID required

Agapanthus Midnight Star vs Hemerocallis Daring Deception 
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Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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