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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Autumn colour

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 19:37

Hi Fairy, the grapes are outside, it was just a cutting that a neighbour gave me a couple of years ago.  I planted it there to soften the play house. This is the first year we have had grapes it was a real suprise.

Plant ID please

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 18:18

Looks like Coreopsis.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:40

Insulated the greenhouse, cleaned and sharpened all the tools and mowed the lawns.

Autumn colour

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:29


Fidgets Wedding Day

Posted: 09/10/2015 at 20:17

Hope  you have a lovely day and that the sun shines for you.

Talkback: How to weed and reseed a lawn

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:41

I always scarify and aerate in the autumn.


Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:29

I use all those sayings too  RB, but then we are local to each other  It's been a beautiful day here.  Spent the morning in the garden, the idea was to deadhead and then tidy the shed and fetch some compost for potting on seedlings.  What actually happended was deadheading plus a sorte into the undergrowth to cut back the chocolate vine (yes I know it should be done after flowering) because it was running rampant through the twisted hazel and the mahonia. 

After I had cleaned up all the scratches from the Mahonia and removed all the bugs and spiders from my hair I went to see mum.  She's still really poorly and showing no signs of improvement to be honest I really think she has had enough, it's so sad to see her knowing that there is nothing I can do.

RB go to A&E you really don't want an infection, is your tetanus up to date?


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:16

Hi zinnia, I had an escallonia in the garden for a number of years but it developed yellow leaves with black spots.  I was told it was escallonia leaf spot.  I tried to treat it for a couple of years, but after talking to a number of experts I was told it was really hard to cure so I gave up the ghost and removed it.  Maybe you will have more success.


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 13:44

Hi Folks,

Glad nothing too serious Pat just time  I expect.

Had tallons done this morning and then had to sit in the car for an hour as I was blocked in.  My own fault really as I had parked on the community centre car park and wasn't supposed to.

Then went to the doctors for test results, yes knees should be redesigned.  I have fluid and arthritis but GP thinks there is something else so have to have a scan.  He thinks I may have torn the cartlidge (I bet that's spelt wrong).

Popped into garden centre for a mooch but didn't buy anything except a kneeling cushion, can't believe I have a bad knee in bulb planting season.


Lovely red leaves

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 22:46

Boston Ivy grows along a very old wall next to my house, it is absolutely gorgeous at this time of the year.

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