Latest posts by Yviestevie


Posted: 12/09/2014 at 21:53

Hi Folks,  Back from sunny Turkey, havent caught up yet, I'm guessing it will take a while, hope everyone is OK.

Any good books for beginners?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:25

I have built up a little library of garden books by going on Amazon and buying the used books, some for as little as 1p plus postage.  I rarely buy a new book.  The other good thing is if I dont really like the book after purchase it doesnt really matter, it's cost me virtually nothing and I can donate it to the charity shop.  I have found some beautiful old books with great illustrations and sound advice.

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:22

Im so glad when people highlight the thugs, (I think we have a thread for it somewhere) it's easy to make mistakes and buy something you think is going to be fine, the gardening books don't always tell the truth


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:13

Oh Bekkie, you really need to get him trained up.  Hubby has the standard man problems of not seeing dirt and expecting the screwdriver he left on the dining table to be there 3 weeks later but he does do all the cooking and if I ask he will run the vacuum over.  He mows the lawns but nothing else re the garden, thats all me. Mind you it has taken 40 years to get him to this stage.  Must admit I wouldn't like to train another.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 16:42

Hi Punkdoc, you're not wrong, non of my previous 'friends' from work have been in touch but to be fair I've not contacted them.  I prefer a clean break.  I've had my hair cut, spent a fortune in boots, forgot stuff and had to go to local boots.  Packed.  All I have to do now is visit mum to take her shopping, finish a bit of the last minute packing and put my feet up with a chinese and maybe a glass of Pinot. Oh drat! I've just remembered I stripped the bed this morning so I have to  make it up again.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:47

I'm going at 12.45 for a cut and blow dry. 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:43
  1. Was going to start the ironing but jus contemplating a second cup of tea and watching an episode of Scandal before I start (is anyone else a fan). Where did that one come from.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:40

Hi Bekkie if we have sudden heatwave in the next couple of weeks can you pop round mine and water the plants.

The day ahead.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:38

Oh Tootles and OL, sounds like my previous life.  Everyone used to envy me my job but I wouldnt go back to it for the world.  I may be broke but I'm much happier and so much more relaxed.


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 09:34

You too OL, enjoy crete, Ive been there twice in the 80's really enjoyed it.   I'm off to Turkey so I wont be far away from you.

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Beautiful Thugs

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