Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 30/07/2016 at 15:00

Hi everyone,

Sorry to hear about Tigger, hope he feels better soon.

DD Glad you are remaining positive, mind you it sounds as if you don't have the time to get down.

Kitty, most picture framers will stock UV glass, I have some of my cross stitch designs in the conservatory and they haven't faded at all, even though they have been in there a few years now.  It costs about £10 more than normal glass when I get them framed.  Well worth it.

A busy morning, had to fetch some more soluable canvas so I can finish the cross stitch panels for Jonah's quilt.  Secondborn says he will be starting school before he gets it

When I got back I had a mamoth deadheading session in the garden and did a bit more pondering about the conifer site.  Just thinking about a couple of shrubs to go in there.

Thankfully the scarey movie didn't keep me awake.

It's as black as a bag over Bill's mothers so I expect we'll be getting some rain soon.

Where in the world are you?

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:41

Hi Simply Flowers, Im in Kingswinford just outside Dudley. 

Logan, Secondborn has just bought a house in Redditch and Firstborn lives in Fernhill Heath, Worcester.

I'm also retired and spend my time looking after grandchildren and gardening.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 23:10

Its called Sinister Ethan Hawke is in it.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:57

I'm watching the most scary film, don't think I'll be sleeping tonight.  Keep checking out the forum at the scarey bits, it's better than hiding behind the sofa.

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:39

I have to confess I've been doing quite a bit in the garden and it's looking fairly smart.  However, I have found some sheets in the tumble dryer that were put in their last week.  I must have forgotten to switch it on.  Think I might need to wash them again.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 17:27

Can't cope with Wyvale, every time I go to one all the plants look like they need to be rescued.  Only pop in for cake and tea with Mabel, they have a little playbarn so she can burn off some energy.If I'm at firsborns I go to St Peters Garden Centre which is at Norton, Worcester.  When I'm at home I go to Ashwoods.  I don't think I've ever seen so much as a dead leaf at Ashwoods and none of the plants ever look like they need a good watering even when its drought conditions.

Right, can we sort out this C word situation.  It really shouldn't be used until at least November.  You'll be putting the sprouts on to boil next

I've just taken delivery of more plants from The Secret Gardening Club, it's Marions fault she recommended them and now I'm on first name terms with the delivery man.  3 Sedum Vera Jameson, 3 Carex Ice Dance and 3 Nepeta faassenii Kit Kat.  Just over £17.00 and no delivery charge because I'm a member (£9 per year) bargain.

'But they said anyone can grow this plant!'

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 15:22

Skimma, tried two and they aren't cheap, but they just don't want to know.

Honeysuckles proving to be a challenge too.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 14:58

Just got in from a fairly long session in the garden.  I'm regenerating an area that contained 4 large conifers until last Tuesday.  Still tidying up.  It's had a load of soil improver incorporated and I've moved 2 trees into the gap.  Now in the process of filling in the gaps. 


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:26

Afternoon all, 

Who mentioned frost?  Wash your mouth out.  Someone will come out with the C word next

What on earth do you ask for when you pop into the butchers Clari,  Er  can I have a pound of bulls bits please?  Bet there's a few smirks in the queue.

Love baking, but don't, can't afford the calories and no-one else eats sweet things.

Magnums, yum Hosta you've just reminded me there's one in the freezer.

Spent the morning in the garden, had to come in for a sit down and a drink.  It gone a bit dark so I hope it doesn't rain as the tools are all scattered around.

Did a bit of housework as well, put some washing on and found the sheets I washed nearly a week ago still damp in the drier, .  Had to wash them again.

Have no outside drying space at the moment as secondborn's partner 'dumped' his motorbike with me under a huge canvas bike barn when the were moving house.  If he doesn't fetch it soon, I'm going to sell it.  He wont notice as he only rides it once a year to get it MOT'd.

Off to get a Magnum from the freezer.  See you later.


Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:51

Hi everyone, Blackcurrent vodka and Kir Royale sound just the job.  I'm going to need something after my day in the garden. 

Have dug in a load of soil improver where the conifers were removed and relocated two trees into the space that were'nt doing too well where they were.  Liquid Amber 'Slender Silhouette' and Prunus 'Amanogawa' hopefully will we OK even though it's not a good time to be moving them. 

Managed to get to Ashwoods when the rain stopped and bought a new Echinacea and Lobelia, can't remember the varieties at the moment.  Had to move some Campanulas and Delphiniums too.  Should look OK when they have all settled in and still have lots of room for more plants.

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