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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Winter Bedding

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:55

I had loads of pansies and violas in my pots overwinter.  I have emptied them today trimmed them off and put them in the garden they will flower all summer.

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:36

Enjoy your day Lizzie, the garden looks fab.


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:34

Morning All,

I thought it was B&B too, but don't tell anyone.  

Verdun know what you mean about neighbours.  My next door neighbour is leaving and we will be getting new people.  He's keen on music and I don't usually mind but his wife moved out and he was a bit depressed and for a while played the most awful miserable blues music.  It used to make me feel depressed too.  We also have someone at the back of our house who is obsessed with pressure hosing everything.  As soon as the sun shines out it comes and he's at it all day, drives me mad.

I'm currently looking after loads of plants from my friends garden as she is moving house.  She has potted up everything from an Acer to forget me nots.  She's not much of a gardener and has put them in all sorts of containers (montbretia in a mop bucket is my particular favourite) many without any drainage holes so it's proving a bit of a challenge to keep them alive. 

Weather a bit mixed here today, I don't think we have any rain forecast so I will be going out to pot up the remaining pots and remove a few weeds.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 11:18

Very funny Edd, but seriously it is really difficult to get 1-2 year olds to understand to just look and not touch.  I have similar problems with my grandaughter.  I am teaching her to respect flowers as I love my garden and I do have some plants that are poisonous.

HH3 rather than cover with netting would it be easier to put a net fencing around the raised beds.  They couldn't reach over but it would allow you to look after the plants. Easier than moving netting everytime you needed to remove a weed etc.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 23:00

Lovely photos everyone, Isn't May georgeous, my favourite month of the year.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 22:17

Evening all,

Busy day in the garden today, started at 9.30 and came in at 5.30.  Feeling shattered but very satisfied.

Lots of pots filled, some planted.  Have also planted wisteria, pyracantha and choisya White Dazzler. Have started to empty the greenhouse cleome, ammi majus and chocolate cosmos gone in but still have loads to plant out.

5 days of guides sounds like hard work Panda. I have enough trouble keeping up with a couple of grandchildren. Don’t give up on the Roscoea yet, mine didn’t show until June last year

Hope the physio has helped hosta and the knee improves.

Busy, you are going to need a holiday after the open day. Hope you feel better soon.

Glad you enjoyed your trip Liri, I saw some beautiful dark purple trilliums at Harlow Carr but don’t think I have the right place for them.



Houttuynia cordata

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:35

I wouldn't have it within a mile of my garden after the last experience I had with it.  Also I think it smells absolutely vile (although I suppose that's down to individual taste).

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 21:33

Got loads done today.  Filled pots ready for planting tomorrow.  Planted out Cleome, Ammi Majus, Chocolate Cosmos and Penstemmon.  Also planted a new Wisteria, Pyracantha and Choysia White Dazzler.  Moved Garrya James Roof to a better position. Dug up Agapanthus Snow Storm and put into pot, hope it will improve flowering.  Mowed and edged the lawns.


Posted: 15/05/2015 at 19:02

Evening all, Well the Nanna 5 day challenge is now complete.  I'm shattered, Mabel finished the week with an infection in both ears and her tonsills, poor mite.

Undergardener got a flea in his ear, some of the plants in the greenhouse might not make it, not sure I believe the declarations about watering each day.

The garden however looks beautiful, can't believe how it's come on in just a few days.  Don't care if it throws it down tomorrow I will be out there, I've missed it so much.

BL looking forward to the thread about the open day, hope your ribs get better soon.

Off to chill out for a while.




Posted: 14/05/2015 at 18:03

Day 4 of the Nanna Duty Challenge.  I am sooooo jealous of you all being able to be in the garden.  Only one more day to go and then I'll have a couple of days to do some gardening before coming back for a 2 day stint.  Other nanna will then be on duty for the rest of the week.

I love my grandchildren dearly but the rain today meant that getting out and about was not on the cards so keeping Mabel amused in doors proved a challenge. 

Off for a mooch around.  Hopefully will have more interesting conversation when I'm back gardening.

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