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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Garden is a restaurant for slugs.

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:36

I get a lot of snails in my front garden which I collect and dispose of, but hardly any slugs.  We have quite a few toads in our back garden, they seen to like the fact that I have a hose that seeps water on the sunny side of the garden and they keep the slug population at bay.  The only plants that seem to have suffered any damage this year are a couple of lupins.  Hostas have been pretty much left alone.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:23

I have squirrels in my garden regularly, they drink a lot from a half barrel water feature that I have, I never see them eat or damage my plants.  The only problem I have is that someone locally feeds them peanuts in shells and they like to bury them in the garden.  This week I have pulled up about half a dozen little plants that have grown from the peanuts.

They cause less damage in my garden than the birds do. I like watching them do a 'mission impossible' run round the garden.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 15:09

I love those fairies too Lily, I bet they cost a lot to commission.  I've noticed he works a lot with Staffs Wildlife Trust (I used to work there).  I must admit I have the perfect spot for one of those Dandelions. Mmm

Acanthus Mollis

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:39

Planted an Acanthus Mollis in the Autumn and it's done really well lots and lots of strong leaves, but no flowers yet.

Anything I can do to encourage it to flower or am I just being impatient as usual.


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:36

Hi All, Nice day here, bit of cloud, bit of sun.  Done a bit of gardening today and had to pop to Merry Hell to take a few things back from my online shopping spree.

Off to get my eyebrows sorted and lashes tinted ready for the hols, only 1 and half sleeps, as my grandaughter keeps telling me.

Congratulations Snoodles, glad you are feeling better.

Enjoy your day WW.

See you all later.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 22:02

Same here Nut,  I tend to remove the leaves so far up and plant something in front of them.  At the moment I've got Charters Double but I'm going to try Antwerp for next year, they are supposed to be resistant to rust.


Posted: 16/07/2015 at 21:57

Evening all, Sorry to hear about your problems Wonky, at least it's over now, so good luck with finding a new job.

Dentist wasn't too bad today, 1 filling replaced and a clean and polish.  Now have to decide what I'm going to do about implants etc, I'll think about it over the holiday.

More tidying in the garden today and lots of cleaning in the house. 


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 20:02

Beautiful day here, I've spent most of it in the garden.  I'm getting it all ready so that my friend will not have too much to do when she moves in while I am on hols. 

Washing all done just need to do the i*****g now - hate it.

Looks like we are having decent weather for the rest of the week.



Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:23

Morning all, was awake at 6.00 this morning couldn't sleep as my back was playing up so I went into the garden and had a really good deadhead session.

Everything is looking really sad and droopy but the sun is coming out now so hopefully it will dry up a bit.

Dentist for me tomorrow, yuk.  Haven't decided what to do about implants (teeth) yet. Will leave it until after the hols.  Four days to go.


Things you do that annoy yourself...

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 11:15

I can relate to most of the above, but the thing that annoys me most is when I'm wrapping presents and lose the scissors or sellotape and I've just got the paper in the right place.  It's a nightmare trying to find them with one finger on the present.

Also, I get annoyed when I'm doing cross stitch and lose the needle.

Discussions started by Yviestevie


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on special at the moment 
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ID please

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for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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Acanthus Mollis

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I Made These

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Peony ID Please

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Urgent ID required

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Ornamental Grass or Weed

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