Latest posts by Yviestevie

How weedy are you?

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 04:05

I keep the weeds down. Have a good go at them now and then don't have much of a problem once the perennials get going as I too plant densly.  Don't have the real nasties such as bindweed or ground elder but get a lot of Shepherds Purse.  Have Celandine in the front garden but don't mind them as they disappear and look quite pretty while they are in flower.  Don't have a problem with Sticky Willy fortunately.

Don't be tempted......

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 03:53

I have problems with grape hyacinth too.  I'm in the process of trying to eradicate it from my front garden. Jap Anemones are also a problem here. Everytime I think I've won the battle another bit pops up.

Trellis Suggestions

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 03:37

How about a camelia, evergreen and as it's not east facing should be fine.  Also they work well in the shade. They are easy to prune into shape too.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 03:30

Morning all, Can't sleep, don't know why.  Just having some weetabix and a cup of tea.  Hope everyone else is having a good night.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 20:51

I had to have the smallpox jab, still bear the scar.  Mind you didn't have to have the TB jab I was immune, never had any other childhood disease either.  Missed all the measles, mumps type things even when my own children had them.

MU, I wondered why my teeth rotted, must have been the Delrosa.

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 20:39

Hi folks,  Thanks for all your kind comments.  The before photo was taken in 2010 when we bought the house. The after photo was taken in 2016, so six years, lots of man hours and copious amounts of weed and feed.  All I do now is scarify it once a year and keep it mowed, Green Thumb do the rest.  It means I can spend my time on the seed sowing and planting which is the bit I love  I have to say that the lawn probably took about 3 years to get right, then it was just maintaining it.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:39

Loved the orange juice but don't remember virol.  Did anyone have Delrosa Rosehip Syrup.  I loved it, used to sneak an extra spoonful when mum wasn't around.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 14:23

Afternoon all,  Hope everyone is OK and enjoying their weekend.  It started very sunny here but has now clouded over.  Went to fetch new glasses this morning so hopefully they wont be dropping off my face at regular intervals.

Popping to see mom in a minute and then a lazy day planned, not doing much of anything.  Tomorrow I'm going wedding dress shopping with Secondborn, plus I'll get cuddles from Jonah

What plans or changes do you have for your garden this year?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 14:12

Have many  happy memories of Bodmin, used to stay with our friend's aunty there.  Mind you is was about 45 years ago.  I remember watching the red squirrels in the park.  The other thing is that it was handy to get to anywhere in cornwall, we explored right across the county during our holidays.

Has anyone used Woolmans?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 13:26

Yes, I've used woolmans frequently and always received good plants in good condition.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Myrtle Communis

Is anyone growing it successfully in the Midlands 
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Chop them or leave them? 
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I.D. Please

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Conifers have gone - What next?

What do you think? 
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Caryopteris and Capsid Bugs

Anyone else having problems 
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Garden Visits

Sissinghurst, Gt Dixter and Scotney Castle 
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Lupin damage

Can anyone help 
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Plant Combinations

Favourite Plant Combinations in your garden  
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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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Last Post: 08/03/2016 at 13:26

ID please

looks like a Carex or Liriope 
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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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