Latest posts by Yviestevie

Garden Visits

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:17

The following are a selection of photos taken on a trip to visit  the above gardens.  I thought some of you might like to see them.


gallery of shame

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:14

Another little corner of my garden, yes I know there is more evidence of colour coordination.  I promise to try better in the future.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:07

Sorry GD2 you asked about Fireball, heres a photo

It's bright orange and the flowers are about 2in across.


Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:04

Hi Folks,  So far Cosmopolitan has remained quite compact.  I bought it last year.  Not sure about seeds but it's one of the cocktail series, they also do Mai Tai.  I bought it online from Paddock Plants.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:55

No idea LP it's one of the few plants in the garden that were here when I moved in.

Insect bites

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:52

I take an antihistamine daily on holiday as I suffer from prickly heat, this also reduces reaction to mozzie bites.  I plaster myself in boots extra strong insect repellant too, I also use it if I go into the garden.

I haven't tried SSS although I did know about its reputation.  Might give it a go down the garden, but wouldn't risk it on hols as last time I didn't use insect repellant I was rewarded with 42 bites on one leg, below the knee.  Not an experience I wish to repeat.

When dating her now husband my daughter went travelling with him.  They booked into a hotel on Corfu and after a night celebrating in the bar he fell asleep naked on the balcony with the light on.  He had so many bites he ended up in hospital, all I can say it's a good job he fell asleep face down.

Winter honeysuckle pruning

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:23

I have neveer cut my winter honeysuckle back, I just trim it after flowering, but I have cut back a summer honeysuckle almost to the ground as it was woody and horrible.  It has grown back much healthier, but I still don't get many flowers.  Thats about the best advice I can give really.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:17

Lovely gardens everyone, I'm a cram everything in kind a girl.  Mind you I can't cope with clashing colours.

Last edited: 11 June 2016 17:19:09

Dead head or not

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:42

Looks like a peony seed head to me.

Lupin damage

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:38

Thanks PP.  It must have happened yesterday as they were fine on Thursday.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Last Post: 18/06/2016 at 21:44

Garden Visits

Sissinghurst, Gt Dixter and Scotney Castle 
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Last Post: Today at 14:56

Lupin damage

Can anyone help 
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Last Post: 11/06/2016 at 19:52

Plant Combinations

Favourite Plant Combinations in your garden  
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 08:53


Growing from seed 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 15:12

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 21:02

Plant Supports

on special at the moment 
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Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:26

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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Last Post: 03/03/2016 at 13:25

We all need a bit of cheering up

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Last Post: 22/02/2016 at 08:31


for the chop - or not. 
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Last Post: 27/11/2015 at 14:27

Is this unusual

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Last Post: 30/09/2015 at 08:14

Acanthus Mollis

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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 16:54

Mystery Solved (I think)

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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 19:23

I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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